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Blog: Best & Worst Coffee: ShopSmart Reveals Taste Test Results

By Jim Donovan: Big names don’t always deliver great flavor. That’s according to the November 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, which highlights results from its taste-tests of whole-bean, ground, and pod coffees. Brews […]

10/07/2014

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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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Blog: ShopSmart Reveals the Best Sites for Giveaways

By Jim Donovan: There’s only one thing better than a bargain, and that’s a freebie! The July 2014 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, highlights more than a dozen sites great for grabbing free […]

06/13/2014

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ShopSmart’s Best/Worst Product List of 2013

By Jim Donovan: Not every product lives up to its claims, and others sometimes exceeds expectations. The January 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, spotlights dozens of products in six categories – cleaning and […]

12/23/2013

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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 […]

09/10/2013

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Blog: 5 Great Financial Freebies & Not-So-Hot Giveaways

By Jim Donovan: There are free financial products and services to be had, but consumers may have to shell out money to get some of them.  The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer […]

08/19/2013

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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 […]

07/24/2013

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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 […]

07/16/2013

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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 […]

04/10/2013

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BLOG: Five Free Apps to Help Manage a Busy Life

By Jim Donovan: Whether you’re a habitual “to-do” list creator or are notorious for being late, getting organized may be right at your fingertips. The March 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, identifies […]

02/11/2013

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