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"This is Money Magazine level of uselessness. But Money Magazine folded a long time ago. That's why I do not bother reading stuff like that."

I didn't see the item in question, but Money Magazine is/was useless. I recall many years ago, when I used to read it, they ran an article about a family who earned X amount and could not manage to get by. However, they made a mistake: They listed the $ value for all the family's expenses vs income. I did the math and found out they had omitted some $12,000 or so from their supposed available money and wondered where it was. So I wrote the mag, quoting chapter and verse and taking them apart for their obvious error(s).

They apparently actually called on the phone and got my wife while I was out. She had no idea what I had said or what they said, etc., so it all died. I never bothered to call them and they gave up, too, and the matter died.

Point is, they used to publish a lot of crap that was sensational (and MAYBE some good info, too), and I gave up bothering with them.

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