STRETCH YOUR DOLLAR
If you're looking for cost-effective ways to keep your little one safe, head to CONSUMERREPORTS.ORG. The website's Babies & Kids blog has three tips to keep your wallet and child well-protected.
WEALTH & HEALTH
Lost your insurance but have an existing health condition? The National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans at NASCHIP.ORG has the list of states that offer high-risk insurance pools.
If you're uninsured and looking to cut your prescription costs, check out programs offered by drug companies or pharmacy benefit managers at PPARX.ORG.
Stat of the Day: According to a new study by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 40% of adults with diabetes don't know they have it. To learn more, head to CARE.DIABETESJOURNALS.ORG.
THE INSIDE SCOOP
According to USA Today, a record 1 in 9 U.S. homes are vacant, due to the housing boom and bust.
If you're waiting for a package to arrive, check out FOLLOWMYSTUFF.COM. The website lets you track parcels from FedEx, Postal Service or UPS and sends you email alerts upon delivery.
According to the Federal Reserve's recent survey of consumer finances, the average net worth of American households is estimated to have fallen 22.7% from 2007 through October 2008.
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