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Even in this age of high-tech trickery, one classic con continues strong: The gotcha that results from any number of scams that involves a fake check or money order.
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For those of you who liked getting your estimated Social Security benefits statements by mail, you're in luck. The Social Security Administration says it's planning to send out paper statements once again, beginning in September.
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I'm fortunate to have one of most adorable dogs in the world - Cara, our 7-year-old wire fox terrier - watching over our house (nearly always from inside) pretty much 24/7. She is diabolically effective in scaring Darrell, our cheerful and ever-reliable postal carrier, away from the house within moments after he's left mail at our front door.
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 "Why do I get so much fundraising mail?"
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The fiscal health of the U.S. Postal Service hasn't been so great lately, but that hasn't stopped them from worrying about the  heart health of the rest of us.
Is everyone aware that the elimination of mail delivery on Saturdays is one step closer to reality this week? According to this Washington Post blog, the USPS earned approval to take the proposal to postal regulators and Congress. Postmaster General John E. Potter will submit plans by next Tuesday.
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