"The World's Best Consumer Tips"
A Consumer Freedom Alliance Special Report

Part VII:  How To Keep Improving Your Health, Wealth and Wisdom

Have the six tipsheets you've seen so far been helpful?  If the Internet ate any of the tipsheets we tried to send, you can always visit our Resend Center to have them sent to your inbox again.

You're off to a great start!  The next step is to simply to continue your journey:  grow healthier and wealthier, and have more time to spend in happiness and safety.

Probably the best way to do just that is to subscribe to free newsletters that are designed to benefit consumers.  The CFA's Consumer Sleuth is one such service.  It's very similar to "The World's Best Consumer Tips" except that it takes only 20% as much time to read because it's shorter and comes about twice per week.

It's not like most other newsletters:  tiresome laundry lists of news stories, tidbits and ads.  Each Consumer Sleuth will focus on one powerful consumer tip, then show how to use it to get the maximum benefit for your life.

The Consumer Sleuth is free, it's a fast-and-fun read, and it's designed to be highly useful to all consumers.  If you liked the tips you've read about in the Best Consumer Tips series, you'll want to keep learning because your life is worth living to the fullest!

This tipsheet is the last of the Best Consumer Tips, so today is the only time you'll be offered this opportunity.  If you'd like to subscribe, just click this button:

Perhaps you're a little unsure if it's right for you?  Then just try it for a few days -- you can always unsubscribe just by clicking the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.

One of the first editions of the Consumer Sleuth will cover the "Unlucky 13," the next worst consumer goofs.  They're not as awful as the "Dirty Dozen" we covered in the last email, but each mistake is costing many Americans tens of billions of dollars every year.  We've already touched on almost all of these topics:

25.  How to avoid high automotive costs
24.  Don't overspend for telecommunications services
23.  Mortgage mistakes no consumer should make
22.  How to make out a living trust instead of a will
21.  Good dental habits that can save money
20.  How to use credit cards the right way
19.  How to get the best homeowners insurance
18.  The many benefits of a good credit score
17.  Maintain your home to preserve its value
16.  Ensure sufficient funds for retirement
15.  How to use money-saving tax breaks
14.  Be careful to avoid medical mistakes
13.  Don't forget to "be young at heart" -- have a good balance of rest, play and/or exercise

As a final added bonus, most of our Ultimate Money Makeover package will soon be made available to all Consumer Sleuth subscribers, free of charge!  In the past that was available only to paid subscribers.  It can really give a powerful boost to the prosperity of nearly any consumer.  Look for an announcement from us about this super opportunity in just a short while.

Thought for the Day:  "Failure is not always a mistake; it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances.  The real mistake is to stop trying."

~B F. Skinner (1904 - 1990), American psychologist


To-Do List:
1. Subscribe to the Consumer Sleuth:

2. Consider subscribing to other newsletters.

At SmartConsumerTips.com anyone can get the blockbuster Special Report "The World's Best Consumer Tips".  It's fast, free and fun!
Other Free Consumer Newsletters
You may also wish to try one or two other newsletters, then add or drop some depending on how much they're helping you. The ones listed below are the most consumer-friendly letters we know of, with the broadest coverage of important consumer topics.

We judged the quality of these newsletters by actually subscribing to them.  The criteria was simple:  they were rated by the number of articles they contained that we judged to be of high usefulness to consumers.  A health newsletter from WebMD is also suggested, because "health is the greatest wealth" as the saying goes.
1. BankRate.
Bankrate's newsletter gives you many good tips covering a broad range of financial subjects.  Their greatest expertise is in banking, mortgage rates and credit cards.  But their newsletters go far beyond those subjects and they really do a first-rate job.  They cover thrift and conservation in greater depth than the other sites, but don't expect them to say much about investing.
2. CBS Market Watch.
Their excellent Personal Finance newsletter covers a broad range of subjects important to consumers.  They have expertise in real estate and investing, carrying articles from both the Wall Street Journal and the Real Estate Journal.
2. (tie) Kiplinger Personal Finance.
Kiplinger.com has probably the best weekly newsletter, for those who don't want to spend much time reading.  Their specialties include tax advice, investing, economic forecasting, retirement and agricultural news.  They also publish the highly regarded "Kiplinger Letters" that you can get by mail.
WebMD has a daily newsletter covering the latest medical news and dispensing good advice for healthy living.  Other newsletters cover cooking, beauty, sleeping well, dieting and their "Living Better" letter.  There are also over twenty specialized newsletters that focus on various medical conditions.
Other sites.
Some other newsletters we've found to be quite useful are produced by Consumer Reports, Smart Money Magazine, MSN Money, CNN Money (which is produced in association with Money Magazine) and The Dollar Stretcher.

Poll:  How'd We Do?!

Which tipsheet helped you the most?  Answering this poll will help the CFA match its priorities to the needs of consumers:
 1. Health:  RealAge "Fountain of Youth"
2. Energy:  Saving on fuel & electricity
3. Security:  Anti-crime tips
4. Finances:  Rates, rebates & e-states
5. Safety/Insurance:  Tips & savings
6. Medic Kit:  Medical & dental savings

P. S. , this is the last tipsheet in this Special Report.  We plan to create similar tipsheets occasionally (probably once every 6 to 12 weeks), in which case we'll pass them along to you.  If you don't want to receive any more tips from us, you must unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of this tipsheet.

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