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Consumer Reports Calls Sprint’s “Cut Your Bill In Half” Deal “Complicated”

A new promotion by Sprint aims to lure customers away from other carriers, but is it too good to be true?

02/05/2015

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Angie’s List: Why Drywall Isn’t A Great DIY Project

There are tons of home improvement projects that lend themselves to doing it yourself.

02/05/2015

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Fax Machines’ Carbon Copies A Perfect Target For Identity Thieves

Nearly every business has a fax machine, so do plenty of homes.

02/03/2015

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Angie’s List: Get The Right Bling For Your Buck

About 6 million Americans popped the question on Valentine’s Day last year and this year should see more of the same kind of romance. If you or someone you know is getting down on one knee soon, or if you’re in line for fine jewelry shopping, Angie’s List has some tips to keep in mind.

01/29/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Big Screens Ahead Of Your Super Bowl Party

If you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports says a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd.

01/15/2015

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Angie’s List: The Dos & Don’ts Of Paper Shredding

Your personal information is everywhere: bills, bank statements, blank checks, and even credit card offers and magazine subscriptions.

01/15/2015

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Save Money And Get Creative With “Mommy Hacks”

Before you throw out your child’s dried up markers or an empty tissue box, you may want to think about how you can stretch their use.

01/09/2015

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Angie’s List: Homeowners Spending More On Remodeling

More than 60 percent of homeowners who’ve been talking with Angie’s List contractors about remodeling in 2015 are prepared to open their wallets wider than those who made home improvements last year.

01/09/2015

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Angie’s List: Wood Tile Vs. Real Wood Floors

With a wide variety of colors and finishes, wood tiles are giving real wood floors a run for their money.

01/02/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Double-A Batteries

Now that all of the Christmas gifts are opened, you might be in need of some batteries for those gadgets. Double-As are still the most popular size.

12/26/2014

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Consumer Reports: Top Stick Vacs

Need a quick pick-me-up to keep your house looking nice for the holidays? Three new, lightweight stick vacuums from Shark and Dyson not only promise to do the trick but also claim to be as good or better than full-sized vacuum

12/25/2014

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Consumer Reports: Naughty And Nice Company Return Policies

Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports is out with its Naughty and Nice List, an annual look at company policies that are consumer-friendly, and some that are not.

12/25/2014

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Consumer Reports: Tips To Make Charity Donations Count

For many, the holiday season is a time to give not only to friends and family, but also to those in need.

12/24/2014

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Consumer Reports: Why Gift Cards Make Bad Gifts

If the thought of braving holiday crowds at the mall is driving you to go for gift cards, you’re not alone.

12/23/2014

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Security Experts Issue Warning About Facebook Cloning Scam

There’s a new, dark side to Facebook and it could put you at risk of losing your money, reputation and even a friendship.

12/17/2014

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Does It Really Do That?

Some of those infomercials that you see on TV make certain products look like things you just can’t afford to live without; but do they really live up to all the hype? Before you invest, […]

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