Consumer Reports: Wedding savings

The median cost for a wedding is about $15,000, according to the industry’s Wedding Report. But many people shell out much more. Consumer Re…

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Consumer Reports: Paying for college

By May first, many high school seniors will have to plunk down a deposit on the college of their choice. As they make their decisions, an im…

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Consumer Reports: Doctors on probation

Thousands of doctors are being disciplined by state medical boards for serious wrongdoing. But finding out who those doctors are can be very…

stethoscope

Finding a good primary care doctor

Many health insurance plans require you to designate a primary care physician. You want a kind, caring, competent one. But choosing Doctor R…

prepaid cards

Consumer Reports: Best prepaid cards

Prepaid, reloadable cards are growing rapidly in popularity as a way to manage money. You can acquire the cards in stores, banks, or online,…

trimmers

Consumer Reports: Super string trimmers

With spring on the way, it’s time to clean your yard. String trimmers can help you tidy up faster. Consumer Reports has tested 60 string tri…

top paint brands

Consumer Reports: Top paint for any room

A new coat of paint can really freshen up a room. But painting takes time, and if you hire a professional—money. So why buy paint that won’t…

lawn mower

Consumer Reports: Lawn mowers that last

When cutting season begins, you want your mower ready to go, not in a repair shop. A Consumer Reports survey of almost 20,000 subscribers fo…

lead in water

Consumer Reports: Is lead in your water?

How safe is the tap water in your home? It’s a question you may not have thought about until the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan and Newark, …

lead in water

Consumer Reports: Is lead in your water?

How safe is the tap water in your home? It’s a question you may not have thought about until the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan and Newark, …