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Why you really need renters insurance

If you own a home, chances are you have homeowner's insurance to protect you when disaster strikes. But what if you rent? Do you still need insurance? The answer is yes, and as Consumer Reports explains, recent disasters have shown…

Pothole survival guide

Potholes! We know them well. Not only are they jarring, they can also do some serious damage to your car as well as your wallet. Consumer Reports explains why those pothole repairs are…

Better battery-powered lawn tools

Outdoor power tools have come a long way from those old plug-in electric lawnmowers and trimmers. Many of today's battery-powered tools pack as much punch as their gasoline cousins, but with less…

Surprise ambulance bills cost big bucks

Surprise medical bills are nothing new, and Congress has finally taken some action to help. But as Consumer Reports explains, there's one notable exception that can still end up costing unsuspecting patients hundreds, even thousands of dollars. Last March, Consumer…

Alternative to (Not so) flushable wipes

 Now that we’re past the pandemic-induced anxiety over toilet paper, there might be a lingering problem in your bathroom: flushable wipes. As the name suggests, they do indeed flush, but after they leave your toilet bowl, problems can sometimes arise.…

Is rotisserie chicken healthy?

What’s got an amazing aroma, costs around 5 bucks, and is bound to make your life easier? You may be thinking about a fancy cup of coffee, but we’re talking about an irresistible…

Hidden cost of an inexpensive printer

 Many of us have created a home office or classroom over the past year. And if you’re in the market for a new printer to complete the setup, you might think that buying an inexpensive model will save you money.…

Perfect pillow care

When was the last time you gave your bedroom pillow a good look? Peak under the pillow case and chances are it looks a little dingy, smells a little funky, and just needs…