SYCAMORE, Ill. — When Brittani Click first met her fiancé, Matt Holliday, she wouldn’t have called herself a responsible saver.
But after frequent financial talks and with a little less than two months left to go before saying “I do,” Click has learned from her future husband’s frugal ways.
The best way to extend the life of your food is to store it properly. Here are some tips to do just that.
— Find the right spot. The back of the refrigerator is the coldest area. Place milk and eggs, in their cartons, in back. Throw out milk if it’s more than a week past its sell-by date; eggs last three to five weeks from when they’re purchased.
The topic of life insurance doesn’t have much going for it. First, it’s about insurance, which many people find boring and complicated. Second, it can involve paying money for something you may never use.
And it’s about death.
More than 2 million people are diagnosed annually in the United States with non-melanoma skin cancers. Here are ways to protect your skin — and your wallet, too.
After Target and Neiman Marcus told tens of millions of shoppers that their credit and debit card information had been stolen, the retailers offered them a year of free credit monitoring. But that service does little more than give consumers a false sense of security because it does nothing to protect them from fraudulent charges on their credit and debit card accounts.
More than 85 percent of identity theft cases involve existing account fraud, according to the Department of Justice. Credit monitoring, security freezes and fraud alerts are designed to thwart much less common — but much more serious — new-account fraud.
Most of us know that vehicles need regular oil changes.
But if your maintenance starts and stops with an oil change, you could be in for a bumpy ride.
Sydney Rau was a little nervous before her first job interview.
What should she say? How should she dress?
When it’s time to buy eggs, are you chicken? There are so many choices — cage-free, organic, omega-3, vegetarian-fed, Grade AA or A, brown or white — that you might be tempted just to grab a familiar type or brand.
But think twice. Our experts recently tested different varieties and found little difference in taste although some cost twice as much. Here are some definitions of terms that might matter when you shop. Whatever eggs you choose, look for those with a carton date far away from the purchase date.
If the lawn outside your window is giving you the blues, join the club. After a brutal winter walloped much of the country, the magazine’s Facebook and Twitter feeds have been buzzing with lawn care woes from exasperated homeowners (#moles #barespots, anyone?).
Fortunately, many of the most common problems have fairly straightforward fixes. Consumer Reports offers the following solutions to common problems: