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Flawed, Inappropriate, and Onerous Chase/Wamu 4506-T Demand?

I received a letter from Chase/Wamu regarding a little-used Home Equity Line Of Credit (HELOC) on May 8th, requiring a 4506-T and a recent paystub by May 15th. I contacted customer service representative "Aaron" (877-750-6825) with questions. I asked "Aaron" … Continue reading

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Unbiased Travel Reviews

Andrew Harper travels anonymously, accepts no advertising, and pays his own way, making the Hideaway Report the most credible source of information. http://www.andrewharper.com/AH_Com2/Consider/HideawayReport.aspx

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Unsubscribe From (Snail) Mail Lists

Three weeks ago, DMA rolled out an enhanced version of its DMAChoice Web site. The service is free and it lets you select which catalogs you want to drop. There are about 1,500 of them in the database. http://www.dmachoice.org/index.php A … Continue reading

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How to boost your health in almost no time

How to boost your health in almost no time: * Eat the peel. The bulk of an apple’s benefit lies in its skin. * Take the right supplements. Getting enough vitamin D and calcium brings a remarkable reduction in cancer … Continue reading

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Cost-of-living Comparisons

The study demonstrates the importance of comparing cost-of-living differences between two markets. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16545234/ All figures used in the study were collected last year by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau’s occupational profiles can be accessed at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm.

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Home-price comparison, state by state

What it costs to buy a typical four-bedroom home in 342 cities. The index provides apples-to-apples comparisons of 342 U.S. markets, looking at the cost of a four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, 2,200 square foot house with a two-car garage in a … Continue reading

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On-Line backup, Carbonite, et al

A friend recently wrote: “I’m wondering what you think of this company (you being the in-house skeptic:) Sounds like it would be a good investment if only it were public!” http://www.carbonite.com/ I was looking into XDrive for [a major client]. … Continue reading

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Tecopa Hot Springs Resort

Tecopa Hot Springs is located on a paved road approximately two miles off State Highway 127, fifty miles north of Baker, California and lies just east of the southern end of Death Valley National Park at an elevation of 1,325 … Continue reading

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Save on Health Care

If you call and talk to the health care provider that is billing you, and explain the situation that: “My insurance has already paid XYZ, they aren’t paying XYZ for this and that and that reason, and I really can’t … Continue reading

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Zombie Debt Time Limits

Time limits per state: http://www.fair-debt-collection.com/SOL-by-State.html  Re-aging, or “Can a collection agency keep renewing the date opened on an open collection account?”: http://www.faqfarm.com/Q/Can_a_collecti … on_account http://cbs11tv.com/investigators/local_ … 11721.html

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