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3 On Your Side: Holiday Spending Plan

Even if you think it’s too soon to start holiday shopping, you might consider sitting down to plan your budget and spending. As 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds, it could save you money in the end.

11/05/2014

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3 On Your Side: Wearable Tech Devices For Kids

Wearable tech devices, it seems that every time you turn around they’re getting smaller, and now many new devices are meant for kids. Like the grown-up gadgets, some are designed to turn fitness into fun. But as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, others are more focused on safety.

11/03/2014

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3 On Your Side: Best November Shopping Deals

To buy or not to buy, how do you know when you’re getting a really good deal? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan heads straight to the experts and offers advice for November bargain hunters.

10/31/2014

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3 On Your Side: Charge Your Smartphone, Without The Cord?

Between smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearable tech and more, we love our gadgets on the go but when it comes time to recharge, most of us are still tethered to a power supply. But as 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds in the near future you may be able to power up without the cord.

10/30/2014

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3 On Your Side: Restaurant Menu Mind Games

When you go out to eat how closely do you look at the menu? You may not realize it, but the way a menu is set up can influence you to pick dishes that will earn the restaurant the highest profit. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds it all boils down to a few critical details.

10/29/2014

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3 On Your Side: More People Keeping Cash For The Long-Term Rather Than Investing

Bankrate finds 39 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds are more likely to turn their backs to the markets and choose cash as their number one long term investment.

10/29/2014

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3 On Your Side: The Most Reliable Vehicles

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan looks at the rankings and has tells us about a popular feature that’s being blamed as a big problem in new vehicles.

10/28/2014

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3 On Your Side: Personal Finance Management Apps

Staying within a budget can be time consuming, a headache and a chore that many people struggle to handle. But 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan shows a way you can pay bills and balance accounts, and it’s as easy as texting your friends.

10/27/2014

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3 On Your Side: Deciphering Confusing Car Buying Jargon

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, the terms used in automotive ads and on the car lot, may be confusing.

10/27/2014

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3 On Your Side: More Boys Getting Into The Babysitting Business

Going out this weekend and need to find a sitter to watch the kids? Well these days more and more boys are getting into the baby-sitting business. 3 On your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds they’re signing up for kid duty after realizing they can earn big bucks.

10/24/2014

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3 On Your Side: Avoiding Concert/Sports Ticket Scams

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice for fans seeking the best seats.

10/23/2014

Angie’s List: Finding A Reputable Auto Body Shop

In this week’s Angie’s List report, Jim Donovan has some things you need to know before you choose an auto body shop.

10/23/2014

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3 On Your Side: Confusion Regarding Airbag Recalls

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds there’s lots of confusion over which vehicles are actually considered unsafe.

10/22/2014

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3 On Your Side: Video Chat Customer Service

By Jim Donovan PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — How many times have you just wanted to speak to a real customer service person on the phone, but instead you get a computerized voice asking for account numbers […]

10/21/2014

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3 On Your Side: After Series Of Hacking Incidents, Some Consumers Nervous About Shopping At Impacted Stores

In a new poll 3 On Your Side’s Jim Donovan finds that some consumers are nervous about shopping at impacted stores.

10/21/2014

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