Money

Consumer Reports Reveals the Best Ways to Make Money on Unwanted Stuff
How to decide on where to sell furniture, artwork, clothing, collectibles and more; Plus, what consumers can do when they can’t make a sale YONKERS, NY — Many basements, attics, and garages are bursting with unwanted possessions and their owners...

Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Publix, Costco & Sprouts Top Consumer Reports Supermarket Ratings
While Walmart, America’s largest grocer is lowest scoring in subscriber survey. Plus, consumers’ top gripes about grocery shopping revealed, and; how to save time and money at the supermarket YONKERS, NY — When it comes to supermarkets, biggest isn’t always...

Consumer Reports’ Survey: Nine of 10 Americans Who Haggled Saved Money
But, more than one-third of Americans refused to bargain for better deals on products and services; Plus, six savvy haggling tips YONKERS, NY — Consumers who don’t haggle are leaving money on the table. A new nationally representative survey of...

Consumer Reports Index: Financial Troubles Jump and Sentiment Stumbles for Upper-Income Households
Retail activity remains at weakest point since April 2009 YONKERS, NY — The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, showed that more upper income Americans reported they are facing significantly more financial troubles than last...

Consumers Can Save 40 Percent or More on Eyeglasses by Shopping Online and At Discount Retailers
Costco tops ratings of eyeglass chains and other discounters YONKERS, NY — Buying eyeglasses from the eye doctor’s office is convenient, but can be costly. Comparison shopping among different types of eyewear stores including online and discount retailers takes time...

Consumer Reports Finds Low-Ball Moving Companies Can Leave Consumers Fighting For Their Possessions
Five Tips to Avoid Fee Traps and Moving Scams YONKERS, NY—A recent Consumer Reports story found that last year, Massachusetts officials sued one moving company and New Jersey officials sued two for providing low-ball estimates and then grossly inflating fees...

Consumer Reports: Virgin America Flies To the Top of Latest Airline Ratings
Spirit Airlines Lands at Bottom of the List with Poor Satisfaction Scores across the Board YONKERS, NY — Virgin America soared to the top of the latest Consumer Reports ratings of airlines in its debut appearance on the list, receiving...

CR Reveals 7 Money Stumbles to Avoid and How to Change Course
Blunders include Not Updating Wills and Beneficiaries, Messing up 401(k)s YONKERS, NY — A widowed mother of two nearly lost out on $100,000 because her husband failed to update the beneficiary designations on his retirement plan after they married. Not...

Eleven Store-Brand Products Tie Or Beat Name-Brand Rivals In CR Taste-Tests
Choosing private-label alternatives can save consumers up to sixty percent YONKERS, NY — In Consumer Reports’ blind taste-test of 19 store-brand and name-brand grocery staples, store brands tied name brands for taste in ten instances, with one product, Giant Eagle...

CR Provides Tips on How to Avoid Getting Burned By the Latest High-Tech Scams
YONKERS, NY— It’s easier than ever to get burned these days—in fact fraud and identity-theft complaints tracked by the Federal Trade Commission topped 1.2 million last year, up 19 percent from 2010 and a whopping 800 percent since 2000. And...

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