Thursday’s Must-Reads: Avoiding Added Fees, Backyard Birds & More

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Drip, Drip, Drip: Beat Those Aggravating Added Fees

From airline tickets to washing machines, here's how to avoid unadvertised costs. 
Before you give up your job to take care of a loved one, carefully consider all of the costs.
By befriending and helping inmates, my retirement took on real meaning.
Knowing what to plant can turn your lot into a melodious bird sanctuary.  
It's a smart way to go if you don't have the time or interest in monitoring your own investments.

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