The recent New Yorker magazine article "The REALLY Big One" has a lot of people asking about earthquake insurance. Remember the basic homeowner’s policy does not provide earthquake coverage. You have to buy a separate policy for that.
It’s almost back-to-school time again, and for those heading to college, laptops are a must these days. Lucky for students, laptops are getting lighter and lighter. Consumer Reports recommends a few of the lightest.
Avocados are rich in antioxidants and a good source of potassium, folate and other B vitamins. Plus they're loaded with fiber.
Streaming video can be annoying! It’s no fun waiting and waiting for videos to load or enduring movies that constantly stop and buffer. Consumer Reports has some simple fixes that can smooth out those broadband speed bumps.
Among laundry detergents, Tide is far and away the biggest-selling brand. Consumer Reports tested several types of Tide, along with more than 50 other detergents.
Car insurance commercials tout low rates but don’t tell you just how the companies set those rates. Consumer Reports’ two-year investigation found that many major insurance companies base prices in part on a hidden credit score that can take into account things like what type of credit card you have or whether you’ve applied for credit recently.
When it comes to long-term investing, putting that money to work for you for 10 years or more, a lot of people still prefer cash, according to a new study by Bankrate.com.
Automated calls from telemarketers are annoying, and there are a lot of products that promise to block them. Consumer Reports found out how effective they really are.
Military families often pay a financial price for their service to the country – dealing with more credit card debt and owning fewer assets than civilians, according to a new report.
We all have to deal with customer service, and Consumer Reports found many of us have experiences we're not happy with. Surveys have determined which industries are the worst for dealing with customers.
College can now cost tens of thousands of dollars a year. Consumer Reports looked into whether it's worth paying a little extra so you can be reimbursed if your student has to leave.
Makers of expandable hoses claim their products are lightweight and never kink, but many users say they're also easy to break. Consumer Reports looked into some newer versions that are said to be stronger.
Vinyl flooring is durable and relatively inexpensive, but it can contain chemicals that have been linked to health risks. Consumer Reports found out whether there's any reason to be concerned.
Consumer Reports has warned the pods could be dangerous to children for years. Now, it's no longer recommending any liquid laundry pods.
Some clothes claim to provide extra protection against ultraviolet rays. Consumer Reports put them to the test to find out if they're really worth buying.