Consumer Reports testers make sure products offer peak performance and safety, but recently they've found some problems with appliances.
Did you settle an outstanding debt last year? In other words, did you pay less than what you owed? Then you should have gotten a 1099-C in the mail.
Consumer Reports tested a new combo smoke alarm and CO detector that offers a better solution.
Have a question about your tax return? IRS Commissioner John Koskinen suggests you go the IRS website before you reach for the phone.
The StufZ burger press is designed to create a well in ground a ground meat patty, You fill the well with your favorite burger add-ons, then press and seal a second patty over the top to form one uniform, stuffed burger.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is something we think about as we get older. But kids can also have high blood pressure.
When a local man got locked out of his house over the weekend, he did what many of us would do. He pulled out his smart phone, did a quick internet search, and called a locksmith. But that turned out to be a mistake.
Most of us will have foot pain at one time or another. In many cases, the problem is caused by the shoes we wear.
If you were one of the millions of victims of the recent raid of payment card and personal information at Target stores there is additional reason for concern. Target says it is offering "peace of mind" against identity theft threat with free credit monitoring from Experian. But Consumer Reports says that's not enough.
There's no such thing as a simply getting new windows. You have to decide on materials, installation technique, manufacturer, and most importantly, the installer. Researchers at checkbook.org surveyed thousands of local window customers about the quality of knowledge, advice, workmanship, and overall performance- of more than 2 dozen window installation companies in the Puget Sound region.
Jackie Swett never dreamed she'd spend a rainy day in March walking through the Museum of Flight, but she didn't go for the vintage airplanes. Swett got up early to attend a special anti- fraud presentation called Scam Jam- about scams, fraud and how to avoid being a victim. She had a special reason for attending, because the 50 year old computer newbie learned she fits the unique profile of a likely victim of online fraud.
The Spirooli is promoted as being the "quickest and easiest way there is to cut just about any vegetable". It has 4 suction legs, measures about 12 by 6 inches, and stands nearly 9 inches tall. So consider storage before you get too mesmerized by the slicing possibilities.
One of the most confusing things about the current label is the way calories, sugar, fat, sodium and other important information is displayed -- by serving size.
It's any car owner's fear needing a costly repair just after the warranty has run out. Extended warranties promise peace of mind. But they're expensive. And a Consumer Reports survey of 12,000 subscribers found extended warranties are an "expensive gamble." The survey shows more than half the people who bought an extended warranty never used the coverage. And even among those who did, they spent far more for the coverage than they saved in repairs.
As we get older, our balance gets worse. And that makes us more likely to fall,which is not a good thing.