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5 things to know: 7-11-12

By Kim Fulscher · Bankrate.com
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Happy 7-Eleven! After you enjoy your free Slurpee, check out these five things to know today.

1. The fabled free Slurpee -- a wonderful treat on July 11 in places like muggy South Florida -- is not a secret. But other retailers work to keep some of their sinister practices from you.

2. What are you putting on plastic? I hope it's worth it. Nationwide in May, credit card debt jumped by the biggest month-over-month percentage in almost five years.

3. You're going to wear a white wedding dress? *Stifles a laugh.* OK. Well, at least pick the right one to buy or rent.

4. If you're getting married, I hope you're saving money for it. If it's in a money market fund, watch out for some changes coming your way.

5. There's a whole world of homebuyers who might buy your house.

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