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Claim Your Cash – FREE Search For Money In All 50 States

Did you know that one in every 10 people are owed some sort of unclaimed funds? In our region more than $8 billion dollars are being held by state treasury offices waiting to be claimed – find out if you’re one of them!

04/23/2015

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3 On Your Side: Philly Bike Share Begins April 23

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has the details.

04/17/2015

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3 On Your Side: Smart Luggage

Whether you’re just wrapping up spring break, or are planning a summer vacation, if the thought of lost luggage, no Wi-Fi and overweight fees leave you stressing out, we have some good news. New high tech travel products may be able to help. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has the details.

04/14/2015

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3 On Your Side: Latest Shopping Trend: Subscription Boxes

They show up at your home packed with everything from beauty products to clothing. But when you order a subscription box, you’re not the one picking the items out. What are they and what do you really get? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look.

04/13/2015

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3 On Your Side: Virgin America Takes Top Spot In Airline Ratings

So you think that air travel is getting worse? Well researchers who track the airline business, say that it’s a fact! 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at the latest airline quality report that gives low marks across the board.

04/13/2015

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3 On Your Side: Digital Spring Cleaning

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at what should be part of a digital spring cleaning.

04/09/2015

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3 On Your Side: Prom Spending In Northeast Averages $1,169

Prom season will soon be upon us and while spending on the big night is down overall, there’s one surprising area where students are shelling out big bucks. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at the numbers and has advice for parents.

04/08/2015

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3 On Your Side: Sporting Equipment Gets Smart

They can help everyday athletes improve their skills like the pros. Smart gadgets designed to help your golf game, baseball swing, basketball dribble, soccer kick even your running stride! 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has a look at the latest smart sports devices.

04/07/2015

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3 On Your Side: Contractor Dispute Over Wrong Windows

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us about one woman’s battle to get what she paid for.

04/06/2015

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3 On Your Side: Easter Spending Averages $140.62

After some sluggish winter months, retailers hope the Easter holiday puts a spring in the step of consumers. How much do you plan to spend? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at the numbers.

04/03/2015

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3 On Your Side: When Tax Refund Gets Deposited Into Wrong Bank Account

There is just two more weeks to file your tax returns. If you’re waiting for the last minute, you better be sure to double and even triple check all of the numbers. As 3 On Your Side’s Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, even a simple mistake could leave you empty handed.

04/02/2015

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3 On Your Side: Selling To Your Senses

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains how the five senses are adding up to stronger sales.

04/01/2015

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3 On Your Side: Money Making Apps

It’s the newest, high tech way to make extra cash. Using apps that offer to pay you for doing tasks. But just what could you be trading, even risking, for those extra bucks? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look.

03/31/2015

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3 On Your Side: New Regulations For Water Heaters

New federal regulations for water heaters go into effect in just a few weeks. The new rules are designed to make the heaters much more efficient.

03/31/2015

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3 On Your Side: Majority Of Travelers Frustrated When Flying

Airlines have found plenty of creative ways to charge more fees over the last few years, and most passengers aren’t happy with them. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim finds, another fee could be going up, and it’s one fee that all air travelers have to pay.

03/30/2015

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