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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: Money-Saving Wardrobe Fixes

Don’t toss your favorite clothing or shoes without giving them another chance. Consumer Reports ShopSmart says fabrics and leather can be easily renewed, saving you big bucks.

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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Consumer Reports’ Tips For Holiday Shipping

In a recent survey, Consumer Reports asked 1,000 people about their shipping gripes and has some tips to help your boxes reach their destinations.

12/16/2014

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Better Business Bureau Issues Holiday Scam Warning

The Better Business Bureau is warning people about some of the most common holiday scams.

12/11/2014

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Angie’s List: Chimney Maintenance Tips

For many families, gathering around a crackling fireplace is a holiday tradition. But, you need to take the proper precautions.

12/11/2014

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Consumer Reports Survey: 64% Say Outlets Offer Great Value

Consumer Reports has rated 53 of the biggest outlet stores for value and quality, based on a survey of almost 16,000 subscribers, and can help you bag the best bargains.

12/05/2014

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Angie’s List: Disaster-Proofing Your Home For The Holidays

Bright colors, yummy smells and shiny decorations can make the holiday season magical.

12/04/2014

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