There’s always more to discover with an AARP membership! Check out your member benefits.
by Caroline E. Mayer, - July 7, 2008
Internet search engines are great for finding information. But at many popular search engines, such as Yahoo and Google, results may be skewed by companies that pay for “sponsored links.” So you may wind up paying for something that would be free at another site. For example, a free credit report can be found at AnnualCredit Report.com, but other sites that charge may be listed first. Before you click on any link, you might want to check if the site is from an advertiser. And, on any site, don’t forget to read the fine print. Even better, if you want to go to a specific site and have its address, bypass the search engine and type the URL directly into the top field of your browser. At any website, make sure it’s the one you want before entering private information.
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