Extension cords can be a trip hazard. That's why so many people try to cover them up with a throw rug or small piece of carpet.
John Drengenberg, a safety expert at UL, says that's something you should never do.
According to a new government survey by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, almost half the home buyers in this country don't comparison shop for a mortgage.
If you have a son or daughter headed to college this year, you should be looking for financial aid. Start by filing out the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.
They're supposed to make it easy for drivers to access their phone, music and navigation while keeping their eyes on the road. New systems hope to cut through the confusion some drivers have experienced.
At some point in our lives, just about all of us have encountered a bowl of ramen noodles. For a lot of people, ramen is a staple, because it costs as little as 20 cents per serving and is extremely easy to cook.
Whether it's the jersey of one of your favorite Seahawks or some other official NFL gear- make sure you're dealing with a legit seller. Online imposters claim to sell you the real thing at a good price, but you'll only get cheap, flimsy knock-offs that quickly fall apart. Most are made illegally in China. And if you're tricked into buying a fake- you're stuck. With no recourse.
There's no need to toss those favorite clothes or shoes. Consumer Reports ShopSmart says there are lots of ways you can renew fabrics and leather.
When you buy a house, you're responsible for all repairs to the water and sewer lines on the property. If there's a leak or a sewer line back-up, you pay the bill for everything between your house and the street. unless you have special insurance. but one KOMO viewer who 'purchased' the insurance got a big shock when she tried to file a claim.
Some consoles are good for kids, while others are made for those who want to play games and watch TV. Consumer Reports helps you sort out which one is right for you.
Walmart will buy back unwanted gift cards from certain retailers for up to $.95 on the dollar.
Sales of home exercise equipment peak this time of year as people try to live up to their new year resolutions. Consumer Reports tested dozens of machines to find which are likely to keep you striding and gliding long past January.
You want batteries that last to keep all those things you bought over the holidays running. Consumer Reports tested 15 of the most popular battery size, AA batteries, and found some last a lot longer than others.
Consumer Reports rates cell phone services for data, text, voice and overall satisfaction based on a survey of 63,000 subscribers.
Consumer Reports checks out the news smart watches and found they've gotten easier to use.
Washing your hands is one of the best ways to reduce your chances of getting sick -- if you do it properly. But most people don't.