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Week of October 29, 2018 (see last week)

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Mouse Print* -- This Trick Could Save You $4,000 on Health Insurance

mouse print We discovered a mathematical quirk in some 2019 health plans that could save you and your family a bundle. You'll have to do a new calculation to see if this quirk is buried in any of the plans being offered in your state. Remember, open enrollment begins November 1 for many people who purchase health insurance at Healthcare.gov or your state's marketplace exchange. This story is in Mouse Print* this week.


Now You Can Haggle with Online Sellers

haggle Once upon a time, negotiating a lower price could only be done face-to-face in a store or market. Now Consumer Reports says you can do it with online sellers of electronics and other things. And your chances of getting an additional discount might even be better than in a brick and mortar store. Here are their tips.

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Top Toy Awards for 2018

toys If you have a child on your gift list this year, be sure to check out The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio which just announced its top toys for 2018. Toys are listed in five categories by age.



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Bargain of the Week

2 Pairs of Single Vision Eyeglasses - $49

It's back. Visionworks is again offering two complete pairs of single vision glasses for only $49 from their special collection and on clearance frames that usually go for much more. Sale ends November 3, but we believe it might be extended to the 10th.

Annual Halloween Boorito at Chipotle - $4

Dress up in a costume on Halloween and go to any participating Chipotle location after 3 pm and get a burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos for just $4. The price has gone up a dollar since last year.

See also: Hot Deals

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Most/Least Reliable Car Brands

When buying a new car, we want one that is not going to have problems. Now Consumer Reports says you better check their reliability list before making that big purchase. There are some big surprises this year. For example, Honda has fallen to 15th place on the list.

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