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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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Checkbook in the News

Ask Asa: Avoiding Valentine's Day flower scams
February 03, 2022 | ABC Savannah

Feds Can Save on Their Healthcare
January 31, 2022 | GovExec

How to find quality pet care — without spending a fortune
January 27, 2022 | The Washington Post

Ask Asa: These consumer strategies can save you money
January 27, 2022 | ABC Savannah

How to find a reliable and affordable house painter
January 24, 2022 | The Washington Post

Water in the basement? It might be a simple fix.
January 20, 2022 | KOMO News

How not to get ripped off hiring a company for tree service
January 05, 2022 | WTOP-FM

Clear choices: Get the best buys on eyeglasses and contacts
January 02, 2022 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

Your game plan for a home renovation project
December 27, 2021 | The Washington Post

Read the fine print: What consumers should know about home warranties
December 23, 2021 | MarketWatch

What you need to know about 'buy now, pay later' plans before you sign up
December 21, 2021 | KARE-TV

There's still time to score holiday deals
December 14, 2021 | KARE-TV

Open Season: Shop online and on company time for your health plan
December 08, 2021 | Federal News Network

In Twin Cities area, options for life insurance are dizzying in scale and price
December 04, 2021 | Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Popular Mechanics: Boston Area's Top Auto Repair Shops
December 03, 2021 | Patch.com

Vehicle service contract plans are bad deals for most drivers
December 01, 2021 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

Randy Responds: Buy Now, Pay Later
November 30, 2021 | NBC Los Angeles

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