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3 On Your Side: Spring Break For Travelers On A Budget

Tired of the cold weather and thinking of planning a trip? For travelers hoping to stretch their dollar this spring, there’s good news and bad news. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds it all depends on your destination.

02/27/2015

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3 On Your Side: Big Repair Bills From Thomas Edison Electric

How can a flickering light lead to an $8,000 repair bill? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan goes searching for answers.

02/25/2015

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3 On Your Side: Job Hunting Apps That Are Similar To Dating Apps

Looking for a new job? It can be time consuming and you probably don’t want your current boss to find out. But the latest recruiting tools claim to make it easier and keep it secret. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains how.

02/25/2015

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3 On Your Side: Bogus Phone Bill Charges

They’re charges that she didn’t agree to and wanted removed from her bill. But it was easier said than done. Exactly who is ultimately responsible for what appears on your phone bill? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains.

02/24/2015

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3 On Your Side: Despite Lackluster Savings, People Feel More Secure

How much money do you have in emergency savings? A new report finds that in many cases American families are often living very close to the financial edge.

02/23/2015

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3 On Your Side: Grocery Shop With Instacart App

Want to skip the hassle of making a trip to the grocery store? A new wave of delivery services are promising to give customers instant gratification. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan shows us, all you need is a smartphone.

02/20/2015

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3 On Your Side: Cold Snowy Weather Can Impact Your Bottom Line

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, the cold snowy weather could be costing us more than we think.

02/17/2015

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3 On Your Side: LIHEAP Assistance

While temperatures continue to hover in single digits, this is the time when heating your home is top of mind and gas and electric bills begin to rise. If you think you’ll have problems paying your home heating bills, help may be only an application away. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains.

02/16/2015

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3 On Your Side: Goodwill Valentine’s Day Wedding Dress Sale

On Saturday love will be in the air as many celebrate Valentine’s Day. For some brides-to-be the day will also involve shopping for a wedding dress. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us about one sale that allows brides to toss out the bouquet, but not their budget.

02/13/2015

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3 On Your Side: Choosing A Tax Preparer

Even though the federal filing deadline is more than two months away, tax season is already in full swing. Consumers choosing a tax preparer should choose wisely. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice so that you won’t become a victim in any tax-related scams.

02/11/2015

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3 On Your Side: Name Your Own Price Online Shopping

So do you enjoy shopping online but miss the opportunity to haggle? Well these days you can do both. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, it all depends on knowing where to click.

02/10/2015

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3 On Your Side: Should You Watch What You Say Around Your Smart TV?

They are able to connect to the internet, recognize your voice, even follow commands. But do you need to watch what you say around your Smart TV? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has information about gadgets eavesdropping on your conversations.

02/10/2015

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3 On Your Side: Valentine’s Spending To Average $142

A new survey finds Americans will spend a whopping $18.9 billion dollars on Valentine’s Day gifts for loved ones this year. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at Valentine’s Day based on the numbers.

02/09/2015

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3 On Your Side: Learn How To Get Drugstore Deals With The Coupon Mom

Plan on doing some shopping this weekend? Well when it comes to getting great deals, the last place you probably think of heading to is the drug store. But as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan shows us, if you play your cards right, you could end up saving more money than you can at your supermarket.

02/06/2015

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3 On Your Side: Millions of Anthem Records Compromised In Hacking

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice to protect yourself.

02/05/2015

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