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Consumer Tips for dog safety during the winter months Tips for dog safety during the winter months
On a recent cross-country ski trip in the Bridger Mountains, I noticed my dog was walking a little funny. It was a frigid day and close to a foot of snow had fallen the night before. Kato, who burst out of his kennel with his usual exuberance at the car park, was looking chilly on the trail.
Consumer Timely tips on holiday returns Timely tips on holiday returns
Here we are, the day after Christmas, and you got some gifts you've just got to take back. Relax! There's no need to rush. Most stores accept holiday returns well into January.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Travel Club Gotchas Consumer Reports: Travel Club Gotchas
Expensive vacations to exotic places often seem out of reach. So many people join travel clubs, which promise years of discounted airfare, hotels and dining.
Consumer Where to get the best price on new tires Where to get the best price on new tires
Buying a new set of tires can put quite a dent in your budget. You can easily spend a thousand dollars or more for a set of four.Checkbook magazine surveyed 185 local tire stores and found that the price can sometimes vary greatly.
Consumer Why gift cards make bad gifts Why gift cards make bad gifts
If the thought of braving holiday crowds at the mall is driving you to go for gift cards, you’re not alone. Spending on gift cards is expected to hit a record high this year.
Consumer Best AA batteries for lasting power Best AA batteries for lasting power (Video)
When you're making up your holiday checklist, there's one item you don't want to leave out - batteries. Double-As are the most popular size. Consumer Reports put 15 to the test - both lithium and alkaline.
Consumer What you should know about pet insurance What you should know about pet insurance
It is amazing what veterinarians can do today these days – it's really people medicine for pets. And like people medicine, the price tag for some of these procedures can be staggering. Maybe you should consider pet insurance?
Consumer Smart watches for the techie on your list Smart watches for the techie on your list (Video)
Having a smart phone means you can get calls just about anywhere. Having a smart watch lets you see who’s calling without even digging out your smart phone. You just look at the watch to see the notifications, see what time it is and see who’s calling.