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…

Smartphones with long-lasting batteries

It’s happened to all of us at some point: You’re nowhere near an electrical outlet or you don’t have a charger, and you get a low-battery wa…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…