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Consumer Reports Partners with Reveal to Investigate the Nation’s $1.3 Trillion Student Debt Crisis—What Caused It and What People Can Do About It
CR survey finds 45% of people who have left college with student loan debt say college was not worth the cost; More than half reported problems making loan payments at least once YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports has partnered with...

Consumer Reports Survey: 61 Percent of Recently Married Couples Admit To Exceeding Their Set Wedding Budget
CR’s secret shoppers find that some vendors charge a “wedding surcharge” for products and services; New report reveals money-saving strategies to help couples to save money and still wed in style YONKERS, NY—It’s a day many dream about their whole...

Consumer Reports Survey Finds Consumers Are More Satisfied Doing Business with Credit Unions, Primarily Online Banks & Smaller Banks
YONKERS, NY—When it comes to banking, bigger isn’t always better. A recent subscriber survey conducted by Consumer Reports found that customers of credit unions, primarily online, and smaller traditional banks were more satisfied with their overall banking experience than those...

Consumer Reports Investigates Scams That Can Cost Seniors Their Life-Savings
New report features first-hand victim accounts that resulted in the loss of thousands of dollars; Steps seniors and their loved ones can take to prevent financial fraud YONKERS, NY—Each year, seniors and their families lose billions of dollars to con...

Consumer Reports Poll: One-Third of Americans Slammed By Sticker Shock at The Pharmacy As Drug Costs Soar
Nearly 75 percent of people hit with higher drug prices have been forced to adjust their personal spending habits, even cutting back on groceries; New, free e-pub with tips for saving on drug costs YONKERS, NY— The rising cost of...

Consumer Reports Shines Light on Car Insurance Quote Secrecy, Prices Are Rife With Inequities and Unfair Practices
Poor Credit May Raise Premiums Higher Than a Drunk Driving Conviction YONKERS, NY—The amounts drivers pay for their car insurance premiums are based on confounding algorithms that increasingly have more to do with socioeconomic factors than driving habits, according to...

Wegmans, Publix, & Trader Joe’s Continue to Dominate Consumer Reports’ Supermarket Ratings
Walmart Supercenter still among lowest-rated grocers in latest survey; Fresh, high-quality produce & store-made meals a top consideration YONKERS, NY — In Consumer Reports’ new supermarket survey, Wegmans, Publix, and Trader Joe’s remain at the top of the Ratings of...

Consumer Reports Survey Finds the American Consumer Is Back and Ready To Spend
Seven years after the Great Recession, consumers are finally opening their wallets, making long-delayed purchases and undertaking postponed life decisions Y ONKERS, NY — The Great Recession of 2007 caused the once-prolific American shopper to go into a prolonged scrimp...

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...

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