Skip the extended warranty

Almost one-third of consumers buy an extended warranty for a new cell phone, computer or appliance—but consumer advocates say that is most often a waste of money. Read More


Downed power lines: always a risk

                You teach your children not to mix water and electricity in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room. But when a late summer rain storm knocks power lines down outdoors, do they know to stay far away from them? Read More


Escape plan can save family during fire

Installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of your home—and replacing their batteries twice a year—is an important first step to keeping your family safe in the rare case of an electrical fire. Read More