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Consumer Cheap phone service Cheap phone service(Video)
The average bill for phone, Internet and TV runs more than $150 a month, according to market research firm, the Mintel Group. One way to trim your costs is to cut the cord and switch to a phone service that delivers calls via the Internet. Consumer Reports recommends a phone service called Ooma.
Consumer Stolen smart phones a growing problem Stolen smart phones a growing problem(Video)
Smart phone thefts are way up. Based on a just-released survey Consumer Reports estimates the number of stolen phones nearly doubled in the past year to 3.1 million. And more than a million smart phones were lost and never recovered.
Consumer Is it really an allergy? How you can tell Is it really an allergy? How you can tell
Maybe it's watery eyes, stuffy nose, hives or itchy skin. Whatever they may be, your symptoms have you wondering if you're allergic to something. Finding out isn't all that difficult.
Consumer Tax day freebies Tax day freebies
Tuesday is Tax Day and a number of companies – especially restaurants – will celebrate by offering Tax Day Freebies. Here are just a few of the many offers collected by DealNews.com:
Consumer Protect your pets from parasites Protect your pets from parasites
The warm weather means the return of insects, such as ticks and fleas and mosquitoes that can hurt your pets. So, it's important to make sure your dog and cat are protected.
Consumer Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k) Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k)
A new study finds that the typical 401(k) fees — adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year — would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career compared with lower-cost options.