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ASK DR.JOB Tip of the Week:

Always Read the Small Print:


If it's a contract for a credit card, insurance, or any other important phase of your life, always take the time to read the small print before you sign your name. Once there, it is very difficult to argue for rights when you believe you've been wronged. This is especially important when buying products on line so you will be fully informed about returns and credits. (Also remember you can often call on the credit card company to be on your side.)

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