Personal finance from around the web:
- Do you toss all those missives from your credit card company, without even reading them? Now, as changes abound, it could really cost you. [The Wall Street Journal]
- Blippy, a new social networking service from someone who wrote a hilarious book about the turn-of-the-century Internet bubble, helps you tell other people, via Facebook and Twitter, what you're charging on your credit card. But why would you want to do so? People's opinion of the service ranges from "awesome" to "pathetic," according to one blogger; another finds the concept for the service intriguing. [My Bank Tracker, CNET]
- There are just two weeks left until the new year, but it's enough time to take advantage of some smart tax deduction strategies. Also: The five most bizarre tax deductions around the world. [MintLife]
- The new American thriftiness doesn't bode well for retailers. So they're profiling you --to figure out how to make more dough. [It's Your Money]
- Do you have a lot of holiday shopping left? You're not alone. The National Retail Federation's survey concludes that consumers are only halfway done -- and when they finish they'll have spent less than in prior years. [Reuters]
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