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Fun Fact Friday - Stop Junk Mail

junk mailAre you sick and tired of coming home from work and seeing that your mailbox is full of with unsolicited mail, including those particularly annoying preapproved credit card applications?  Well, for today's Fun Fact Friday, I'm here to tell you that there's a way to put an end to that - or at least to lessen the stacks of junk mail you receive.  

You can opt out of prescreened credit card offers at You'll be asked to provide certain personal information, including your  name, Social Security number, and date of birth, but don't worry.  The information you provide is confidential and is only used to process your opt-out request.  If you think you'll want to opt back in for some reason, you can do so through the same website.

You can also opt out of receiving unwanted catalogs at

Lastly, you can opt out of receiving Yellow Pages at


Photo source:  Agne Kveselyte