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How Big Companies Rob You Blind

Companies rob you blind

The U.S. has fallen behind much of the Western world when it comes to phone, cable and Internet service. Americans actually pay much more for inferior service compared to their global counterparts.

In his new book, "The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use 'Plain English' to Rob You Blind", Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston highlights these astounding facts:

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Online Rent Payments Gain in Popularity

online rent payments

Today, people are using the Internet for practically everything. For apartment renters, the next logical step in this digital migration is to pay their rent online via automatic deduction just like they do with their other bills.

As consumers put away their checkbooks, they are using debit cards and credit cards to pay for everything from food and entertainment, to utility bills and car payments. Real estate industry observers believe that rent is next in the e-payment revolution.

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