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5 Things You Should Know – Part 323

Here are 5 things you should know.

1. Being able to purchase something is NOT the same as being able to afford it.

Being able to purchase something means you literally have the money and/or credit to buy it. Being able to AFFORD something means you can buy it comfortably without running into financial difficulties.

Many people just resort to the former, but that’s not the smartest way to spend your money. You’ll quickly find yourself struggling to save money and you’ll be compromising your long-term financial or retirement plans if any.

Know your budget, know the value of what you’re buying (price =/ value), and make sure you can comfortably buy it.

2. No legitimate business, government organization, or law enforcement agency will ever ask you to buy prepaid cards to settle up a debt. Make sure your parents and grandparents especially know this. If they ask for this, it’s a scam. Always.

3. There has been a very recent E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California. The CDC advises that you avoid and throw away any romaine lettuce grown in the region.

Romaine lettuce harvested in Salinas, CA has led to 40 infected with E. coli, 28 hospitalized. Avoid any romaine lettuce grown in the region as well as lettuce without harvesting location listed.

The announcement was posted on 11/22. https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o157h7-11-19/index.html

4. You should never remove the staples from a last will and testament.

The reason is that it indicates tampering and potential fraud. The will is intentionally stapled in order to prevent fraud.

Source: A New York State Lawyer said.

5. Lilies are extremely toxic to cats and even a small amount of pollen can cause kidney failure if ingested.


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