Students should only get loans from private lenders, like banks, as a last resort, advises Suzanne Martindale, an attorney and student loan expert.
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80-Percent of the toy industry's 20-billion dollars in sales each year will come in over the next few weeks.
And the biggest sellers are high-tech toys.
But which ones are worth it?
Maybe the best indicator of a good toy is the look on a child's face.
In Samsung's commercial for its new Gear smart watch, it seems like the future has arrived.
A cell phone "charging mat" may be just the thing you need. But do they really work?
Nearly every new car used to come with a spare tire, but these days spares are no longer standard. And even if you have a spare, changing a tire is no fun. Consumer Reports just tested eight products that offer an easy solution.
The most reliable new car you can buy is the 2014 Subaru Forester SUV. That's according to Consumer Reports' just-released auto reliability survey.
The latest tests by Consumer Reports found that robotic vacuums that work on their own.. have improved quite a bit.
Consumer Reports found that all the boxes offer great picture quality. But some give you access to a lot more services, such as Netflix, Vudu, and Hulu, and others are a lot more limited.
Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine has done some homework, sizing up everyday prices to help you find the best bargains.
BUFFALO, NY - Prepaid cards are exploding in popularity. They can be
used to make purchases in stores, online, and to get cash from ATMs. You
can only spend what you load onto the card, so no credit check is
needed. But Consumer Reports found some prepaid cards are much better
We've all been there fighting to get a package or jar open. Or trying to get the last drop out of a bottle.
And When you consider manufacturers spend more than 150-billion dollars a year on packaging, you would think more products would be user-friendly
but the folks at consumer reports says there are some products out there that are.
This year's record-breaking pollen season has been a real assault on our senses ... or more accurately, our sinuses. A good tissue can really help see allergy sufferers through. Consumer Reports just tested more than a dozen tissues to see which ones you can rely on. Consumer Reports evaluated 18 in all from the major players and store brands, too.
Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your financial
life, and Americans spend millions of dollars a year to find out
theirs. But Consumer Reports says the score you get is not necessarily
the one lenders use. That can be a nasty surprise when you apply for
Remodeling your kitchen? One of the biggest challenges is deciding which cooking appliances to get. Choices among cooktops, ovens and ranges have mushroomed in recent years. Consumer Reports tests more than 250 models to help you hone in on some great buys.
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Consumer Reports tests on more than 100 gas grills. Some are loaded with features, but you don't have to spend top dollar to get a grill that sizzles.
Playing video games used to be a pretty sedentary pastime, but motion gaming changed all that. Now there are games specifically designed to actually help get you in shape.
New cars these days come furnished with some extremely advanced computers, the new features are supposed to make vehicles safer, easier to use and more enjoyable.
Mortgage and refinancing rates are at lows that haven't been seen in decades, but not all of the offers you see advertised on TV or online are legitimate.
Before you fire up the grill for some great summer meals, Consumer Reports has a caution. The beef you buy may have been tenderized by machines - and that process can introduce potentially deadly bacteria into your food.
A just-released Consumer Reports' investigation reveals ground turkey be a breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Cracked iPhone screen? There's an app for that! Well, not exactly. But there are online videos on how to fix a broken screen and move on! But Consumer Reports found the repair is far from simple!
With sales of vitamin D at an all-time high, Consumer Reports took a closer look.
Most cars now come with Bluetooth technology built in so that you can talk hands-free. Though talking while driving is not ideal, sometimes it can't be avoided.
To save on TV, Internet, and phone bills, many people get all three services from the same company.
Are the calorie counts you see on the menus at those big chain restaurants, the real deal?