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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.


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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.


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Blog: 2015 Car Complaint Index

By Jim Donovan: There are few things that I enjoy less than car buying. Quite frankly I’d rather visit my dentist for a root canal. Between having to deal with pushy sales people and having […]


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By Jim Donovan: Clarifi, the region’s leading personal finance organization, and Capital One 360’s Philadelphia café are teaming up to hold 2 FREE money workshops. Participants are encouraged to grab a coffee and take part […]


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Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Recall 423,000 Vehicles: Power Steering Can Fail

By Jim Donovan Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they’re being driven. Ford says an intermittent electrical connection can cause the power steering […]


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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.


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ShopSmart Finds Precut Fruits & Veggies Often Sold At Premium Prices

By Jim Donovan: Precut fresh fruits, veggies, and meats may help get dinner on the table faster, but the markups on these can be huge. The June 2015 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, uncovered […]


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3 On Your Side: 33 Million Expected To Hit Roads For Memorial Day Weekend

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at drivers’ plans for the Memorial Day weekend.


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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.


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Consumer Reports Tests Show That Some Sunscreens Aren’t Meeting SPF Claims

By Jim Donovan: When shopping for sunscreen, SPF (sun protection factor) is usually an important feature for consumers. Consumer Reports recently tested 34 sunscreens and found almost a third of them didn’t meet the SPF […]


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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


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3 On Your Side: Buying A Family Friendly Vehicle

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan reminds us, families in the market for a new ride need to keep certain factors in mind.


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Blog: 1 in 3 Americans Have Never Checked Their Credit Reports

By Jim Donovan: A recent survey by Bankrate.com found that more than 1 in 3 Americans have never checked any of their credit reports. Other survey highlights: • 35% of American adults report that they […]


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Claim Your Cash – FREE Search For Money In All 50 States

Did you know that one in every 10 people are owed some sort of unclaimed funds? In our region more than $8 billion dollars are being held by state treasury offices waiting to be claimed – find out if you’re one of them!



3 On Your Side: Why Some People Are Owed Unclaimed Cash

How many times have you thought to yourself, ‘I just wish I had some extra money?’ Well, today might be your lucky day. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan is here to help you claim your cash.