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Consumers Turning To No-Contract Phone Plans To Save Money

When it comes to getting a new cell phone, things are looking up for consumers. You no longer need to sign a two-year contract and be tied to just one company.

05/14/2014

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Angie’s List: Cutting Down On Auto Insurance

Would you let your insurance company track your driving for a discount?

05/08/2014

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Families Solving Healthy Meal Problems With ‘The Fresh 20′

It’s a question that plagues American families: What’s for dinner? In our fast-paced world, it seems there is less and less time to have good, healthy meals around the dinner table.

05/06/2014

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Angie’s List: Are Home Warranties Worth It?

Home warranties can provide you with peace of mind, but they can also be a headache if you don’t do your homework.

05/01/2014

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Angie’s List: 3 Blunders To Avoid To Increase Home Value

This time of year, homeowners are eager to spring into action and get started on home improvement projects. But, the key is tackling projects that will increase your home’s value.

04/24/2014

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Consumer Reports: Tips To Protect Your Smartphone

Based on a new survey, Consumer Reports estimates the number of stolen phones nearly doubled in the past year to more than three million. More than a million smartphones were lost and never found.

04/17/2014

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Angie’s List Reveals Secrets To Spotless Dishes

Dishwashers are supposed to make life easier, but in kitchens across the country, they’re a point of frustration.

04/17/2014

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Consumer Reports: Homeowner’s Insurance Tips

When a storm slams through your front door, the damages you suffer are often determined by fate. But, how easily you can pick up the pieces may be determined by your home insurer.

04/15/2014

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Angie’s List: How To Save On Your Car Rental

Families are dreaming of spring break getaways.

04/03/2014

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Consumer Reports: Spring Car Buying Tips

It was a long and lonely winter for many auto dealers across the country. Now, with temperatures heating up, they’re eager to welcome you back.

03/27/2014

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Angie’s List: Music & Dance Lesson Tips

Whether you’ve always wanted to learn to tickle the ivories or dance the tango, mastering a new skill can benefit the mind, body and soul.

03/27/2014

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Consumer Reports: Ooma Telephone Service Earns High Marks

The average bill for phone, internet and television runs more than $150 a month. One way to trim your costs is to cut the cord and switch to a phone service that delivers calls via the Internet.

03/26/2014

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Angie’s List: Importance Of Home Inspection & Final Walkthrough

Most folks know when you’re buying a home it’s a good idea to get a home inspection. But, were you also aware of the importance of taking a final walkthrough before closing?

03/13/2014

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Consumer Reports: PS4’s Parental Controls May Allow More Than You Think

The PS4’s parental controls can restrict content that you might not want your children to see, like violent games or adult content, but it might allow other content you didn’t know about.

03/12/2014

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Local Doctor Says Portion Control Is Key To Weight Loss

Imagine being able to eat everything you want and still lose weight. Experts say it can be done, but it all comes down to portion size.

03/10/2014

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