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Why we’re seeing new grocery shortages, and what you can do

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Why we’re seeing new grocery shortages, and what you can do

Cities around the country are reporting empty grocery store shelves. But this isn’t like last time when basics like toilet paper and bread were nearly impossible to find. As we near the two-year mark of the pandemic, the impact on the food supply chain has only gotten more complex. We explain what’s going on, and offer some tips that can help you find what you need.

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Best by’ vs. ‘Use by’: What you need to know about food dating

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Best by’ vs. ‘Use by’: What you need to know about food dating

“Best-By” vs. "Sell-By" vs. "Use-By"? What's the difference, and how do you know when food is no longer safe to eat? Whether you're stocking up or are left with the items in the back of your cupboard, it's important to know how long food products will stay fresh and when they expire.

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Credit freezes FAQ: You can prevent a fraud nightmare in 20 minutes

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Credit freezes FAQ: You can prevent a fraud nightmare in 20 minutes

Freezing your files protects you not just from someone fraudulently opening a credit card or applying for a loan in your name. It also can prevent someone from accessing your tax records with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or opening a Social Security account using your information or potentially launching a slew of other problems. 

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