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3 On Your Side: Summer Pool Safety

It’s June, temperatures are rising, and Americans are spending time at the pool. So it’s a good time for some reminders about keeping everyone safe in the water. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has the details.

06/10/2015

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3 On Your Side: Insuring Your Trip

Travel insurance can reimburse you for lost luggage, canceled flights, and even help when you’re sick, injured or have to come home early unexpectedly. But how far does the coverage go? 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan explains.

06/08/2015

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3 On Your Side: Best Frequent Flyer Programs For Honoring Miles

100 million people belong to a frequent-flyer program. But a new report finds some airlines are better than others at honoring award travel. 3 On Your Side has advice so you can get the most out of your miles.

06/08/2015

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3 On Your Side: Cash Advances Loaded With Surprising Fees

Need to get your hands on some money in a hurry? You may want to think twice about getting a cash advance using your credit card. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains, it often costs more than you might expect.

06/03/2015

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3 On Your Side: Pros And Cons Of Raising Your Homeowner’s Insurance Deductible

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains simply boosting your deductible can result in some significant savings.

06/02/2015

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3 On Your Side: Tips For Cutting Electricity Costs

If you’re looking to cut costs, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds there are ways to save.

06/01/2015

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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: 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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