Have you ever wondered how to get rid of unwanted junk mail that litters your mail box day after day? Everyday a new catalogue will come, tempting me to buy the latest season’s fashions. Or, a furniture store displays the latest decorating looks and I go into my house and wish I could update my sofa, paint a room, or otherwise do some sort of redecorating in my house. There are some days that the mail never even makes it into my house because it is all junk mail and it goes straight into the garage recycling bin.
If it isn’t catalogues, it is unwanted/unsolicited credit card offers, trying to convince me to switch over to a newer and better credit card. Did you know that credit card solicitations are a large source for identity theft?
There are many benefits to reducing or eliminating this type of junk mail, but how? In reading the latest issue of Consumer Reports Magazine, I found out. Go to https://www.dmachoice.org and you can sign up to eliminate credit card offers and be taken off lists for catalogues and magazine subscriptions. By doing this, you can reduce your chances of identity theft, help the environment by not getting so much paper, and help your bank account by reducing your temptations to buy unplanned for and potential unneeded merchandise.
- Sharon Kinter, Para-Financial Planner and Budget Coach, 20-Feb-2011