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Health Plan Comparison Tool Ready to Help Millions of Federal Employees and Retirees Choose Best Plans During Open Season

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Nov 08, 2021

CSS/Consumers’ Checkbook President Robert Krughoff Retires; Veteran Staffer Paul Kallaur to Lead Organization

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Oct 13, 2021

Investigation Finds Used Cars Are Routinely Sold with Known, Life-Threatening Safety Defects — Sen. Blumenthal Weighs In

Investigation Finds Used Cars Are Routinely Sold with Known, Life-Threatening Safety Defects — Sen. Blumenthal Weighs In
Feb 18, 2021

Health Plan Comparison Tool Ready to Help Millions of Federal Employees and Retirees Choose Best Plans During Open Season

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Nov 9, 2020

Health Plan Comparison Tool Ready to Help Millions of Federal Employees and Retirees Choose Best Plans During Open Season

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Nov 11, 2019

Consumer Federation of America: Angie’s List: An Evaluation of Its Usefulness for Consumers

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April 29, 2019

Appliance Repair

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Assisted Living

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Bike Shops

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Buying Appliances

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Carpet Stores

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DNA Services

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Garden Centers

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Movers

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Used Stuff

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Why a Home Warranty May Not Give You the Fix You Crave
October 27, 2021 | Yahoo Finance

How to find a plumber you can trust — and how to avoid needing one
October 27, 2021 | The Washington Post

Your Biggest Questions About Remodeling, Answered
October 22, 2021 | Washingtonian

How to donate or recycle your unwanted clothes, electronics and more
October 22, 2021 | The Washington Post

Why you should pass on most extended warranties
October 14, 2021 | KOMO News

Warranties, furniture protection and other home services that can be a waste of money
October 12, 2021 | The Washington Post

Say goodbye to those surprise medical bills, really?!
October 11, 2021 | Federal News Network

Save money with Jesse: 65 things you shouldn’t buy
October 07, 2021 | KIRO-TV

The steps to take if your information has been leaked
October 06, 2021 | NBC Nashville

So you want to give acupuncture a try. How do you pick a provider?
October 04, 2021 | The Washington Post

How to care for your trees' lives and limbs — and your own wallet
October 02, 2021 | Minneapolis Star Tribune

Life insurance costs vary hugely, so shop around
October 01, 2021 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

How to choose and care for the flooring in your home
October 01, 2021 | The Washington Post

How to Save on Cell Service
August 28, 2021 | KGO Radio

Take KARE of your money: Do you really need an extended car warranty?
August 24, 2021 | KARE-TV

Are home warranties worth it?
August 21, 2021 | KIRO-TV

How Online Grocery Shopping and More Pandemic Habits Are Saving You Money
August 19, 2021 | Yahoo Finance

Why this DC-area-based consumers’ group advises against buying vehicle service contracts
August 17, 2021 | WTOP

Things to do, and questions to ask when hiring a contractor
August 16, 2021 | KOMO Radio

Upgrade Your Kitchen—for Less
August 05, 2021 | Consumer Reports