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Apr 26, 2010 2:07PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

GAO investigation finds litany of abuses by companies that claim they can settle your debt for pennies on the dollar.

Apr 21, 2010 11:27AM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Redesign of largest U.S. note in circulation is aimed at deterring counterfeiting. Most of the bills circulate outside the country.

Apr 13, 2010 2:08PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Crooks are trying to sell phony policies by telling people the new law requires they buy insurance now.

Apr 9, 2010 12:13PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Week of free visits to national parks is one of the deals offered for Earth Day-Week-Month. Don't forget appliance rebates.

Apr 7, 2010 1:55PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

Every year hundreds of thousands of consumers complain to the FTC. Here's how to avoid some of their most common problems.

Apr 7, 2010 1:12PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Web site helps sift fact from fiction in forwarded e-mails. No, Bill Gates is not going to send you money.

Apr 6, 2010 3:18PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

Every year the FTC compiles a list of problems that drew the most complaints. Here's the new list, which still includes the Nigerian letter scam.

Apr 6, 2010 11:27AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Census jobs are available, but you don't need to pay someone to get federal employment.

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Can you trust Carfax?

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