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Most Rewarding Reward Cards

Posted: 05/10/2010 - There are a lot of new reward credit cards out there that promise you cash back, points, or air miles. Sorting through the offers can be confusing. But Consumer Reports Money Adviser has done the work for you.

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Negotiate For Great Hotel Rates

Posted: 05/04/2010 - Need a hotel? If you haven't booked one in the last couple of years, you're in for a pleasant surprise. With the weakened economy, rates are way down and empty rooms are way up, so there are great deals to be had.

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Reliable Computers With Great Tech Support

Posted: 05/04/2010 - Nearly everyone who's bought a computer in the last several years has had a problem with it, according to Consumer Reports. So buying a reliable computer from a company that offers good tech support can save you time, money, and a lot of hassle.

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Best E-Book Reader For Mom

Posted: 05/03/2010 - Mother's Day is coming and you might be wondering if an e-book reader would make a nice gift. You've heard of the Kindle, the Nook, and what about the pricey iPad?

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Trying Tech Issues

Posted: 04/29/2010 - If you've had trouble with your computer, cell-phone calls that won't go through, or your TV remote is driving you crazy, you're not alone. According to a new survey by Consumer Reports National Research Center, these are just a few of the technological hurdles that are really aggravating people.

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Best Water Filters

Posted: 04/29/2010 - Growing concerns about the nation's drinking water are prompting the federal government to look at overhauling regulations.

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Coping With Hair Loss

Posted: 04/29/2010 - Two-thirds of men start losing their hair before they turn 35, according to the American Hair Loss Association. If you're concerned about hair loss, Consumer Reports National Research Center's new survey can tell you which remedies work best.

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Are Pricey Pillows Better?

Posted: 04/28/2010 - A pillow can cost a hundred dollars, or even more! But is a pricey pillow worth it? Consumer Reports went to work to find out.

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Best Hair-Color Kits

Posted: 04/28/2010 - More than half of all women regularly color their hair, according to a new Consumer Reports ShopSmart poll. Testers just sized up more than a dozen hair-dye kits to see if you can color your locks for less than you pay at the salon.

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Fire Extinguisher Caution

Updated: 04/15/2010 - House fires are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States. Hundreds die every year, and most fires start in the kitchen. Consumer Reports just tested fire extinguishers.

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Good For You Smoothies

Posted: 04/15/2010 - The number of smoothies being sold in supermarkets keeps growing, racking up more than 150 million dollars in sales a year. But are they nutritious?

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Mattresses Put To The Test

Posted: 04/06/2010 - If your mattress is at least eight years old and you wake up with aches and pains, it might be time for a new one. But shopping for a mattress is no easy task.

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Money-Saving Juicers

Posted: 04/06/2010 - You know you're supposed to eat lots of fruits and vegetables every day. But plenty of people don't. A juicer can help get the job done, turning fresh produce into vitamin-and-mineral-packed drinks.

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Poor-Quality Sheets

Posted: 04/06/2010 - Buying new sheets can be a real numbers game. You see thread counts of 400, 600, even 1,000. Do higher counts get you better sheets?

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Pricey Debit-Card Protection

Posted: 04/05/2010 - Overdrawing on your debit card can cost you big time. Many banks automatically cover overdrafts, but then charge hefty fees. Last year alone those fees totaled $20 billion.

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So-So Anti-Aging Serums

Posted: 04/05/2010 - Nothing betrays a woman's age more than wrinkles-at least that's what both men and women think in a just-released Consumer Reports survey on aging.

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Solving Password Hassles

Posted: 04/05/2010 - In a world where our passwords are the gateway to so many of the electronic devices we now rely on-many people are reaching a breaking point.

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Super Easy Home Office Setup

Posted: 03/22/2010 - Thinking of starting your own business? One in four workers who've not found jobs in this recession are thinking of doing just that.

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"Killer Fashions"

Posted: 03/22/2010 - A recent study finds 70% of women who wore ill-fitting shoes actually ended up with foot deformities, including bunions and hammer toes! Consumer Reports ShopSmart says ill-fitting shoes, or really high heels, are just one of many fashions women wear at their own risk.

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Healthier Restaurant Salads

Posted: 03/10/2010 - Think ordering a salad on a restaurant's menu is the healthiest choice? Consumer Reports takes a look at salads you can eat as a meal--you know, the ones with added chicken or shrimp.

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Best Electric Toothbrushes

Posted: 03/10/2010 - Electric toothbrushes cost a whole lot more than the manual ones-some are priced at more than one hundred dollars! Consumer Reports tests to see how well these expensive toothbrushes actually work.

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Better Everyday Green Products

Posted: 03/07/2010 - You want to do the right thing for the planet, but it's not always easy being green. A recent Consumer Reports poll shows two big reasons shoppers have stopped using green products are high prices and poor performance.

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Conquering Financial Paper Overload

Posted: 03/07/2010 - If you find yourself pawing through piles of paper at tax time, you're not alone. Consumer Reports Money Adviser says knowing what to keep and what to throw away are crucial to staying on top of your finances.

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Decoding Price-Match Policies

Posted: 03/07/2010 - Many stores promise to match competitor's prices. Home Depot, Best Buy, Walmart, and Sears are just a few. But price-matching policies can vary significantly store to store and online, too.

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Best Deals For OTC Meds

Posted: 03/01/2010 - We buy more cough and cold remedies than any other type of over-the-counter medicine. Pain relievers come next, followed by heartburn medicine.

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