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3 On Your Side: Budgeting For Childcare

It’s an expense that can catch many new parents off guard, childcare. As 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds, budgeting for child care should start taking place even before the baby arrives.

05/28/2015

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3 On Your Side: Thieves Steal I.R.S. Tax Info & Claim $50 Million In Bogus Refunds

The Internal Revenue Service is launching a criminal investigation after revealing that information on more than 100,000 tax payers was accessed by thieves online.

05/27/2015

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3 On Your Side: Job Outlook For 2015 Graduates

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at how that optimism is translating into actual opportunities.

05/26/2015

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3 On Your Side: Dangerous Airbags Could Take 2+ Years To Repair

The biggest recall in automotive history involving exploding air bags is causing lots of confusion for consumers. With nearly 34 million airbags needing to be replaced, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that most drivers don’t even know if their vehicle is affected and likely won’t know for some time.

05/21/2015

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3 On Your Side: 33 Million Expected To Hit Roads For Memorial Day Weekend

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at drivers’ plans for the Memorial Day weekend.

05/20/2015

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3 On Your Side: Takata Air Bag Recall Expands To Nearly 34 Million Vehicles

It’s now the largest auto recall in U.S. history. Nearly 34 million airbags were declared defective today by the Japanese company that made them. This is an expansion of a previous recall and comes after a year of back and forth between safety regulators and the world’s largest airbag manufacturer, Takata Corp.

05/19/2015

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3 On Your Side: Shattering Sunroofs Surprising Drivers

First comes a loud crash, then glass shattering in their car. Many people across the country have had it happen to them, a sunroof explosion! 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has more on the potentially dangerous problem.

05/18/2015

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3 On Your Side: Advice For Grads Looking To Build Credit

There’s plenty for new college grads to celebrate at this time of year, but there’s also plenty to do to make sure post-college life is on the right financial footing. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan offers some advice for new grads looking to build a credit history.

05/18/2015

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3 On Your Side: Family Dermatology Patients Allege They’re Being Double Billed

They say they’re getting bills they don’t even owe, and when they try to get answers they’re simply ignored. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us about a medical practice whose patients say they’re getting double billed.

05/06/2015

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3 On Your Side: Cost To Raise A Child $245k, NOT Including College

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, one cost related to raising children is rising very quickly

05/05/2015

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3 On Your Side: Buying A Family Friendly Vehicle

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan reminds us, families in the market for a new ride need to keep certain factors in mind.

05/04/2015

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3 On Your Side: Summer Travel Season Quickly Approaching

As we turn the calendar to May, that means it’s just weeks before the summer travel season kicks off. 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan looks at where summer trends are pointing and how to score the best fares.

05/01/2015

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3 On Your Side: Top 3 Ways To Get A Raise

So you think you deserve a raise? Why haven’t you asked? According to the website PayScale.com, only 43 percent of workers have asked for a raise and women are less comfortable negotiating than men.

04/30/2015

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3 On Your Side: Are Stores Offering Never-Ending Sales?

Have you ever noticed that certain stores are constantly running sales? While it’s great to save money, one consumer group says that some big name retailers are using deceptive practices to get customers to buy. In fact as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, it’s like having a sale that never ends.

04/28/2015

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3 On Your Side: When Is A Sale, NOT A Sale?

A popular drug store chain is displaying sale prices that don’t pay off at the register, and this isn’t the first time! 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan goes undercover shopping at Walgreens to show you what the problem is, and how to avoid it.

04/27/2015

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