Linda Stern

Contributing Editor, Newsweek

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Contributing editor at Newsweek magazine, she writes a weekly personal-finance column for Thomson-Reuters

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There may be fewer paper towels in the package than there used to be, but you're still paying the same price. The same is true for dog food and trash bags.

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