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Consumer Reports Names Tesla Model S Its Top Pick

The Tesla Model S electric sedan is Consumer Reports’ top pick in this year’s automotive rankings.


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Blog: Shop Smart’s Secrets For Saving On Shaving

By Jim Donovan:  Razors, blades, creams and other hair-removal products can be costly, but don’t have to be.  The November 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features findings from a price scan of hair-removal […]


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3 On Your Side: Do’s & Don’ts When Negotiating With A Car Dealer

If you’re in the market for some brand new wheels, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some Do’s and Dont’s to keep in mind when negotiating with a dealer.


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Blog: ShopSmart Secrets For Saving Even More At Discount Stores

By Jim Donovan:  Shoppers are bound to get a good deal at a discount store, but having a strategy can save them even more.  The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, shares secrets […]


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Blog: 5 Easy Ways to Save on School Supplies

By Jim Donovan:  The new school year is more than a month away, but back-to-school sales are already in full swing.  To get real steals on school and office supplies, shoppers should hit stores during […]



Blog: 6 Apps For Extra Supermarket Savings

By Jim Donovan:  Bad shopping habits can be tough to break – just ask the 63 percent of Americans in ShopSmart’s new national grocery shopping survey who admitted to buying things they don’t need because […]


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Blog: Consumer Reports Rates Best Tissues

By Jim Donovan:  When facing common colds and allergies, tissues that provide comfort are best.  In Consumer Reports’ new tests of facial tissues, Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong and Kleenex Lotion Aloe & E topped […]


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3 On Your Side: Father’s Day Gift Suggestions

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend. Have you picked out a card and gift yet? If not, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some ideas for last minute shoppers.


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Blog: Virgin America Best, Spirit Worst in Consumer Reports Airline Ratings

By Jim Donovan:  Virgin America soared to the top of the latest Consumer Reports ratings of airlines in its debut appearance on the list, receiving some the highest satisfaction scores CR has seen in years. […]


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3 On Your Side: Smartphone Security

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan joins us with advice for protecting your smartphone.



Blog: ShopSmart Names Best Price Comparing Apps

By Jim Donovan:  Apps have made it nearly impossible for the savviest of shoppers to miss a deal anytime, anywhere.  The May 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, (one of my favorite magazines by the way) from […]


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Blog: Bank Cards vs. Airline Cards

By Jim Donovan: Airline credit cards and bank cards often offer points toward free air travel, but some will earn card users more free travel than others over time. The April 2013 issue of ShopSmart […]


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3 On Your Side: Top 2013 Car Picks From Consumer Reports

Whether it’s something sleek or a family sedan, these days there are so many makes and models of cars, it can be tough to choose.


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3 On Your Side: Tune Up Your TV Before The Big Game

If you’re having a game-day party, how much attention have you given to the TV set that you’ll be watching it on? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that you may want to give your current TV a pre-game tune-up.


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Blog: 5 Holiday Return Gotchas and 4 Free Apps

By Jim Donovan:  Returns are bound to happen, especially around the holidays.  To make the process as pain-free as possible, the January 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, the quick and easy guide from Consumer Reports, […]