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Roof Rip Off Literally

Updated: 08/15/2013 - Omaha homeowner Denise Johnson says her roof has been torn off because of a stormy dispute with a contractor.

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Sizing Up Work-At-Home Offers

Posted: 05/11/2009 - In a bad economy, you may be tempted to try and make extra money at home. But be wary. The Federal Trade Commission has gone after hundreds of work-at-home schemes in recent years.

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Easier Computer Backup

Posted: 05/07/2009 - If you don't back up your computer routinely, you're not alone. A just-released Consumer Reports survey shows about half of those surveyed don't routinely back up their files.

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Free Computer Security Software

Posted: 05/07/2009 - How likely is it that you could fall victim to a cybercrime? Consumer Reports says in the last two years, one in five people were victimized.

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Gas-Saving Scooters

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Scooters are an inexpensive, fuel-efficient way to get around town. Sales are more than ten times higher than a decade ago.

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Best Buy Gas Grills

Posted: 05/04/2009 - More and more people are eating out less and less. Grilling can be a great way to mix up the menu. Consumer Reports just tested grills and has some inexpensive ones to recommend, as well as ways to keep your grill going longer.

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Best Chocolates For Mom

Posted: 05/04/2009 - Don't know what to get mom this year? Chocolate is always nice. There are lots of new gift-box chocolates from familiar names. Are they good enough for your mom?

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BEST NETBOOKS

Posted: 05/04/2009 - The smallest laptop computers have typically been the most costly. Now, in the nick of time for cash-strapped consumer, even smaller netbooks are coming to the rescue...with even lower prices.

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Drug Ad Drawbacks

Posted: 05/04/2009 - Since the government eased advertising restrictions on the pharmaceutical industry in 1997, billions and billions of dollars have been spent marketing prescription drugs. But Consumer Reports cautions, this type of advertising has some real drawbacks.

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Beating Back Pain

Posted: 04/20/2009 - 80% of us have suffered from back pain at one point or another, and anyone who has know how tough it can be treat. Consumer Reports just surveyed more than 14,000 people who've suffered from lower-back pain to find out which treatments are the most helpful.

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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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