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Blog: Staples 110% Back-To-School Price Match

By Jim Donovan: Need back-to-school supplies? You may want to check out Staples. For a limited time the retailer is offering a 110% Back to School Price Match Guarantee. Customers will receive an additional 10% […]

08/14/2014

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ShopSmart Advice To Avoid Shopping Pitfalls

By Jim Donovan: Misleading discounts, bogus deals, and sales that can cost consumers big bucks. They’re just some of the shopping scams and bum deals recently uncovered by ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports. In its September […]

08/12/2014

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3 On Your Side: Hiring A Roofing Company

Your roof keeps you sheltered from the elements, but it’s one of the most expensive items on your home to replace. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan shows us why it’s so important to shop around before signing on the dotted line.

08/07/2014

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3 On Your Side: Late Summer Pool Safety Tips

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan has some reminders for late summer water safety.

08/07/2014

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Local Arrests Made In Nationwide Grandparent Scam

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced today that a grand jury investigation has led to charges against four co-conspirators for a scheme that targeted elderly victims throughout the country to steal thousands of dollars in a “Grandparent Scam.”

08/07/2014

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3 On Your Side: Saving Your Money When Dining Out

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan shows us some ways restaurants get diners to spend more money and he has advice on how you can save.

08/06/2014

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3 On Your Side: Rental Car Insurance During The Summer Travel Season

During the summer travel season, consumers rent more cars than ever. And at the checkout counter, you’re likely to be asked if you want to buy insurance.

08/05/2014

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Angie’s List: Removing Trees From Your Property

In this week’s Angie’s List report, Jim Donovan has information you need if your tree is on its last limb.

08/05/2014

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Mortgage Closing Costs Are On The Rise

By Jim Donovan: Are you in the market for a new home? Or maybe you’re thinking of refinancing the home loan you already have? If so, mortgage closing costs are on the rise. According to […]

08/04/2014

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3 On Your Side: Simple Summer Gatherings On A Budget

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds there’s still plenty of time between now and Labor Day to host simple summer gatherings without breaking the budget.

08/01/2014

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3 On Your Side: Best Days To Find Coupons

Are you the type of shopper who’s always looking for a coupon to maximize your savings? Well if you think that coupons are just released at random, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan says, think again.

07/31/2014

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3 On Your Side: 1 In 3 Have Delinquent Debts In Collection

A study released by the Urban Institute finds that 35 percent of people with credit reports have delinquencies that are in collections.

07/29/2014

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3 On Your Side: Hi-Tech Bike Safety Devices Designed For Cyclists

Does the summer weather have you thinking of hitting the road on your bicycle? If so, there’s a host of new gadgets, to help keep you safe on the street.

07/28/2014

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Cash In On Your Selfies!

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan shows us how some people are cashing in on their selfies!

07/23/2014

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3 On Your Side: Preventing Child Hot-Car Deaths

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, it can be done using high tech solutions and common sense guidelines.

07/21/2014

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