Consumer Reports

  • Summer Vacation Aug 3

    Safety Tips When Renting a Vacation Home

    Summer vacations are anything but normal this year. With people leery of shared spaces and crowds, renting a private vacation home may be more popular than ever. But is that even safe these days? Consumer Reports reveals the important precautions you need to take to save your vacation while keeping your family safe.

  • Consumer Reports Jul 20

    NBC 5 Responds: How to Enjoy the Summer During a Pandemic

    Due to COVID-19, many families are left trying to figure out how to connect with others this summer while staying healthy. NBC 5 Responds has a few practical ideas to keep your family safe and happy during the summer of the pandemic.

  • Consumer Reports Jul 15

    Reconsider Turning to Alcohol During Pandemic

    These are anxious times for many. Some might be dealing with economic hardship, teaching kids at home, or with boredom from being inside. All of this could lead some light to moderate drinkers to overindulge. The sales of alcohol for home consumption was 22% higher this March compared with last year. And with wine and beer delivery and carryout cocktails…

  • Consumer Reports Jun 24

    How to Get Free Medication if You've Lost Your Job

    Millions of Americans haven’t just lost their paychecks, they’ve also lost their health insurance. Without it, many are finding it difficult to afford prescription medications. But as Consumer Reports explains, there are ways to get affordable, sometimes free medicine, even without insurance.

  • Consumer Reports Jun 24

    How to Get Free Medication if You've Lost Your Job

    Millions of Americans haven’t just lost their paychecks, they’ve also lost their health insurance. Without it, many are finding it difficult to afford prescription medications. But as Consumer Reports explains, there are ways to get affordable, sometimes free medicine, even without insurance.

  • Consumer Reports Jun 10

    Consumer Reports: How to Make an Online Will

    In uncertain times, it’s natural for people to start thinking about whether they have their affairs in order and whether their loved ones and assets would be protected if something happens to them. Now those concerns are prompting many who don’t have a will to stop stalling and get their estate plans in order—even if it’s impossible to get to...

  • Consumer Reports Jun 10

    Consumer Reports: How to Make an Online Will

    Consumer Reports: Many who don’t have a will are now getting their estate plans in order.

  • CARES Act Jun 8

    How to Replace a Lost or Destroyed IRS Debit Card

    The IRS issued economic impact payments to 4 million people in the form of a prepaid debit card, but what if you threw yours out or shredded it? NBC 5’s Kristi Nelson explains what to do next.

  • VMS Feb 25

    CBD for Your Pets: Should You Try It?

    Consumer Reports recommends talking to your veterinarian before giving your pet CBD.

  • Consumer Reports Feb 22

    Top Vehicle Picks for 2020

    Consumer Reports buys and tests about 50 new vehicles each year at its 327-acre test track, evaluating things like performance, fuel economy, and child seat installation. The list is based on cars that have earned the highest Overall Scores, which factor in road tests, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety. To be a Consumer Reports Top Pick, each car is…

  • Consumer Reports Feb 18

    Repairs for Smarter, Safer Cars Are Worth the Investment

    Many of today’s cars are engineered with the latest advanced safety features. They can watch the road, steer a vehicle back into its lane and even automatically brake when a crash is imminent. Although investing in advanced safety technology on a car will raise its sticker price, it can lessen the impact of a collision or help avoid one...

  • Consumer Reports Feb 18

    Repairs for Smarter, Safer Cars Are Worth the Investment

    Many of today’s cars are engineered with the latest advanced safety features. They can watch the road, steer a vehicle back into its lane and even automatically brake when a crash is imminent.

  • Consumer Reports Jan 3

    Consumer Reports: How to Buy Luggage That Last

    Leading an adventurous and well-traveled life comes with baggage. Well, luggage at least. But figuring out which bag to take with you isn’t always easy. With countless styles, sizes, and prices to compare, shopping for luggage can be overwhelming. To help you find the right bag or bags, here are the factors about how you travel to consider, details...

  • Consumer Reports Jan 3

    Consumer Reports: How to Buy Luggage That Last

    Leading an adventurous and well-traveled life comes with baggage. Well, luggage at least. But figuring out which bag to take with you isn’t always easy. With countless styles, sizes, and prices to compare, shopping for luggage can be overwhelming. To help you find the right bag or bags, here are the factors about how you travel to consider, details...

  • Consumer Reports Dec 31, 2019

    The Crash Test Bias Puts Female Drivers at Risk?

    You know crash test dummies from their iconic public service announcements. Over the years they’ve contributed to making cars safer for everyone. But a revealing new Consumer Reports investigation takes a look at how these test dummies were designed, and why a troubling flaw could result in potentially deadly consequences. You might think that by the looks of this...

  • Consumer Reports Dec 27, 2019

    How to Pick the Right Pillow

    When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, we often spend a lot of time thinking about the mattress. But perhaps just as important is the pillow. If you’re on a quest to find the perfect one, listen up! Consumer Reports just finished testing pillows from popular brands like Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, and MyPillow to see which ones might...

  • Consumer Reports Dec 27, 2019

    How to Pick the Right Pillow

    When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, we often spend a lot of time thinking about the mattress. But perhaps just as important is the pillow. If you’re on a quest to find the perfect one, listen up! Consumer Reports just finished testing pillows from popular brands like Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, and MyPillow to see which ones might...

  • Consumer Reports Dec 26, 2019

    Are You Willing to Be Tracked to Save Money on Car Insurance?

    Imagine paying less for car insurance just for being a good driver. It’s called usage-based insurance: Drive safely and keep to certain mileage limits and you could save a bundle on premiums. But it also means having your insurance company track how you drive, and that could drive you up the wall. Major insurance companies like State Farm, Nationwide,...

  • Consumer Reports Dec 26, 2019

    Are You Willing to Be Tracked for Lower Insurance Premiums?

    Imagine paying less for car insurance just for being a good driver. It’s called usage-based insurance, but it means having your insurance company track how you drive, and that could drive you up the wall.

  • Consumer Reports Dec 23, 2019

    Consumer Reports Ranks Best Instant Cameras

    Many of us are used to taking all of our pictures with a smartphone these days. But remember those old Polaroid cameras? The ones that spit the photo right out? Well, they’re back. And Consumer Reports has checked out some of the latest models that could make a great gift this holiday. The latest instant cameras come in two...

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