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…

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…