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Reusable Grocery Bags

Updated: 04/20/2009 - This Earth Day you may be wondering what you can do for the planet. One way to make a difference is bring your own bags to the grocery store. But can you count on reusable bags to hold up trip after trip?

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Flushable Wipes...Not Really

Posted: 04/20/2009 - Flushable wipes-they're marketed as an alternative to toilet paper. That might sound like a good idea, but in its latest tests Consumer Reports found a big problem.

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Top Toilet Papers

Posted: 04/20/2009 - Toilet paper is an everyday necessity and, depending on which one you buy, it can cost hundreds of dollars a year. Consumer Reports just tested more than a dozen and finds you don't have to pay top dollar to get a top toilet paper.

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Over-Packaging Offenders

Posted: 04/16/2009 - Ever order something and it arrives in a really big box-a much-too-big-box? Consumer Reports did some ordering recently, and wait till you see what arrived.

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Hyundai's "Take Back Your Car" Campaign

Posted: 04/16/2009 - New-car sales dropped by nearly 40% in January, but not Hyundai's. The car maker launched its "assurance campaign" and saw sales rise a whopping 14% that month. Consumer Reports Money Adviser takes a closer look at its unique marketing strategy.

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Fast, Cheap Health Care

Posted: 04/14/2009 - It's happened to all of us. You're hit with something like a sore throat on the weekend or after work, and the doctor's office is closed. These days, help could be as close as your nearest shopping center.

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Shrink Your Grocery Bill

Posted: 04/07/2009 - If the cost of food is taking too big a bite out of your budget, Consumer Reports can help.

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Inexpensive (and Lousy) Health Insurance

Posted: 04/07/2009 - An estimated 49 million Americans don't have any health insurance, but even more startling are the discoveries of a Consumer Reports' Investigation. It found many people who've purchased their own insurance are not as protected as they think.

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Reduce Your Credit Card Rate

Updated: 04/13/2009 - The prime interest rate is the lowest it's been in 20 years, so you'd think your credit-card interest rates would be down, too. Wrong! Consumer Reports says they're going through the roof.

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Package Insurance Questioned

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Alan Johnson of Lincoln wants to know why “Brown” won’t do more for him.

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Unauthorized Account Withdrawal

Updated: 03/14/2009 - Three-year-old Nolan Pogge received his birthday wish, but with some bumps along the way.

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AARP Auto Insurance: Money Saver?

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Many seniors on a fixed income are looking to save any way possible. AARP offers auto insurance to members through The Hartford insurance company, but is it a sure way to save?

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Super Hair Straighteners

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Sales of hair straighteners topped 85 million dollars last year. Consumer Reports ShopSmart tests to find the best.

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Save on Cleaning Products

Posted: 03/12/2009 - When it comes to cleaning the house, a survey of women finds they spend an average of five hours a week cleaning. Consumer Reports ShopSmart says you don't need to spend money on tons of cleaning products.

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Save on Car Maintenance

Posted: 03/12/2009 - With money so tight these days, everyone is looking to cut corners. But Consumer Reports says a bad place to skimp is on your car's maintenance.

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Hotselling Netbooks: Pros and Cons

Posted: 03/05/2009 - Sales of desktop computers are falling, along with so much of the retail economy. But there does seem to be one bright spot in the computer industry-mini-laptops. They're selling briskly, and sales are expected to quadruple in the next four years.

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Blu-Ray Player For LEss

Posted: 03/02/2009 - One out of three Americans has a high-definition TV-and nothing showcases what an HDTV can do like a Blu-ray player. Now, with prices dropping, you may be tempted to trade in your old DVD player. Consumer Reports just tested both Blu-ray and DVD players and can help you sort out your choices.

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Best Cars For Your Money

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Car companies are offering all kinds of deals these days-and they can look great. But Consumer Reports says they're often no deal at all.

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