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Road Smarts: Cheap Fuel-Efficient Cars

Posted: 06/28/2008 - Does the high price of gas have you thinking about ditching your gas-guzzler? Consumer Reports has come up with a Top 10 list of cars that deliver the best fuel economy for the buck.

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Smooth Electric Shavers

Posted: 06/28/2008 - If you're looking for a good gift for the men in your life, why not an electric shaver? Consumer Reports shows us how to get the most for our money.

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Ceiling Fans for Cool Savings

Posted: 06/16/2008 - With electric bills shooting up, we live in dread of running the air conditioner on hot summer days. Consumer Reports has tips, starting with its latest tests on ceiling fans.

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Pricey New Bottled Waters

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Advertisers spent more than $200 million last year promoting bottled water. Consumer Reports takes a look to find out what you're getting in enhanced water, and whether it's worth your money.

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Stretch Your Food Dollars

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Food prices have hit the highest annual increase in almost 20 years. Consumer experts show us ways to shave our grocery bills.

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Pressure to Charge Medical Bills

Posted: 06/16/2008 - When you're making a big purchase, like a car or even a flat screen T-V, you probably expect to charge it, but what about paying for your medical bills?

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GPS Best Buys

Posted: 05/31/2008 - New GPS navigation systems are filling store shelves as more and more people rely on them to get where they need to go. Sales hit $2.5 billion last year. But as Consumer Reports tells us, new isn't always better.

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Dishwashers to Skip

Posted: 03/01/2008 - When it comes to buying a new dishwasher, are the double-drawer ones a good option? Before you buy one, see what Consumer Reports tests found.

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Venta-Airwasher

Posted: 01/13/2008 - People spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on air purifiers and humidifiers. Consumer Reports just checked out a unique device that promises to do both at the same time.

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Better Auto Battery Technology

Posted: 01/13/2008 - Consumer Reports has tested new type of battery that claims to last longer, along with traditional batteries and has this advice.

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Tastiest Hot Chocolate

Posted: 01/13/2008 - Americans spend almost $200 million dollars annually on hot cocoa. Consumer Reports tested hot chocolate and found some are delicious, while others leave something to be desired.

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Health Clubs Aren't Best

Posted: 01/06/2008 - More than 17-billion dollars were spent last year on health clubs, with most new members joining in January. But a just-released Consumer Reports' survey shows you don't have to pay a bundle to get a good workout.

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Cut Back on Credit Cards

Posted: 01/06/2008 - If you're tire of the same old resolutions, take a fresh challenge this new year and get yourself fiscally fit. Consumer Reports Money Adviser says one good step in getting your financial matters in order is to trim down your credit cards.

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Changing TV's From Analog to Digital

Posted: 01/03/2008 - A big change is coming to television early next year. By government mandate, television stations will stop sending analog signals and go totally digital.

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Best Cell-Phone Service

Posted: 12/31/2007 - When it comes to cell service, there's plenty of static these days. Consumer Reports' just published a survey of cell-phone users.

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Tougher Return Policies

Posted: 12/10/2007 - 'Tis the season of giving and receiving. It's also a good time to be thinking about January, the season of returning. Consumer Reports says many retailers have tougher return policies.

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More Convenient Grocery Shopping

Posted: 12/10/2007 - If you hate grocery shopping, this time of year you're really miserable. One food chain has come up with a decidedly different approach. Consumer Reports decided to check it out.

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Cheaper Prescription Drugs

Posted: 12/02/2007 - Nearly half of American adults take at least one prescription drug. And the prices are formidable. One-third of low-income seniors spend at least $100 a month on medications. Consumer Reports' Best Buy Drugs can help you find medications for less.

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HD Camcorders

Posted: 12/02/2007 - Whether you're thinking of giving one of the new HD camcorders or asking for one, Consumer Reports can help bring your choices in sharp focus.

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Outstanding iPod Speakers

Posted: 12/02/2007 - Sales of iPod speaker systems have taken off. They're expected to top one billion dollars this year. Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports tested the latest generation, which come loaded with all kinds of features.

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Top Stainless-Steel Cleaner

Updated: 11/12/2007 - Consumer Reports' ShopSmart tested six stainless-steel cleaners to see which ones can get your kitchen buffed up.

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Passenger Rights

Updated: 11/13/2007 - With record airline delays this year, travelers are no doubt wondering what to expect this holiday season.

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Reliable Flat TVs

Posted: 11/11/2007 - Prices for LCD"s and plasmas keep coming down. And you'll be happy to know, Consumer Reports National Research Center finds that while the technology is still relatively new, it is proving to be quite reliable.

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