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Maintaining Those Pearly Whites

Our ratings of local dentists for quality and price will help you find one who leaves patients smiling

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Best Vet Bets

Ratings of area practices for quality and price

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Ratings of Electricians

The pros and the con-fused

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Home Inspectors

Lessons learned after our undercover shoppers endured 12 home inspections

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Room Service

Can you get a deal on your next hotel stay?

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Special Agents

While most people book their own vacation travel these days, knowledgeable agents can still provide useful services

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Hardware Stores

Use our ratings to nail down the area’s best and worst

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Estate Planning Tasks and Tips

We asked a dozen estate-planning specialists to share their top strategies for saving hassles and money – and how to avoid common mistakes

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Wardrobe and Peace

Getting help buying and installing closet systems

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On a Stitch Hunt?

Finding a tailor or dressmaker who makes the cut

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Car Detailers

Waxing elegant

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Sale Fail!

Checkbook tracked prices at 19 major retailers for 10 months and found that most sales are bogus

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You Won’t Find Anything Else Like Checkbook

Many websites promise to provide reliable ratings, but only one puts consumers first

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