Friday, July 25, 2008

7 Rip-Off Tip-Offs

Rip Offs
Stop right there. Put your money away. A lot of people are after your cash, and you, quite understand_ably, would like to hold on to as much of it as you can. It won't be easy: Last year, Americans frittered away more than $1.2 billion on dubious deals, an average of $2,057 for every consumer, according to the Federal Trade Commission. How do you tell the bargains from the boondoggles? Here's a look at seven offers that often don't pay off, plus smart ways to save your hard-earned money.


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