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Steals & Deals: Saving on Your Cell Phone Bill and more

Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 1:22 PM ET

ON THE MONEY RATE CHECK
The average rate for a one-year CD was 1.37% for a second straight week, according to BANKRATE.COM. The average yield for a five-year CD fell to 2.27% from 2.29%.

STRETCH YOUR DOLLAR
Want to save money on your cellphone bill? MYVALIDAS.COM will audit your monthly bill and give you tips about how to stretch your dollar.

CONSUMER ALERT
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for about 1.6 million Maytag refrigerators due to an electrical failure that poses a serious fire hazard. To learn more, check out CPSC.GOV.

TAX BREAK
Paying your taxes by credit card? CONSUMERREPORTS.ORG's Money Blog has four reasons why that decision can result in added costs.

THE INSIDE SCOOP
Stat of the Day: The number of billionaires in the world has fallen to 793 from 1,125 a year ago, according to FORBES.COM.

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