You may think your risk of getting Lyme disease ends when the weather starts to cool,but by fall, adult ticks have had more time to become infected with disease-causing bacteria. Consumer Reports has some tips on how to protect yourself.
Northwest wildfires are ruining a lot of vacations and burning budgets for many families who paid in advance for a vacation rental. Some establishments offer full refunds, but when you lose lodging due to a wildfire or any other natural disaster, there's no such thing as an automatic refund guarantee.
That hamburger you're grilling could contain harmful bacteria, and unless you cook it thoroughly, could make you sick. Consumer Reports tested 300 packages of ground beef and has advice for you on buying and cooking ground beef.
Whether you have a college student living off campus this fall or you’re a recent grad settling into your first apartment, chances are you need to stock up with the comforts of home.
Consumer Reports tests all sorts of small appliances and can help with some recommendations.
Buying school supplies also usually includes getting a new backpack. There are several things to consider to make sure you get one that lasts and is comfortable to carry.
There are a lot of flavored waters and sports drinks on most store shelves. Consumer Reports found out which ones are worth taking a closer look at.
Want to help your kids save money on their car insurance? You might want to consider keeping them on your family policy.
Protein is being added to everything from tortilla chips to breakfast cereal. Consumer Reports looks at whether it's really worth looking for added protein in your food.
They're essential for families with children, but many can also be dangerous. Consumer Reports looked at some new models that promise safety and helpful features.
The recent New Yorker magazine article "The REALLY Big One" has a lot of people asking about earthquake insurance. Remember the basic homeowner’s policy does not provide earthquake coverage. You have to buy a separate policy for that.
It’s almost back-to-school time again, and for those heading to college, laptops are a must these days. Lucky for students, laptops are getting lighter and lighter. Consumer Reports recommends a few of the lightest.
Avocados are rich in antioxidants and a good source of potassium, folate and other B vitamins. Plus they're loaded with fiber.
When it comes to long-term investing, putting that money to work for you for 10 years or more, a lot of people still prefer cash, according to a new study by Bankrate.com.
Automated calls from telemarketers are annoying, and there are a lot of products that promise to block them. Consumer Reports found out how effective they really are.
Military families often pay a financial price for their service to the country – dealing with more credit card debt and owning fewer assets than civilians, according to a new report.