Getting travel insurance to protect against flight cancellations or delays might seem like a good idea, but one consumer group says if you read the fine print, you might wonder whether it’s worth it.
Buying appliances can be a daunting process and buyers might feel compelled to invest in warranties to protect against repair costs. But this consumer’s group says home warranties are a bad idea.
Winter storms often leave damaged trees behind. People who need help with tree care or removal can save big bucks by calling around for estimates, a locally-based consumers group advised.
A 20-percent drop in produce prices in two years is a big stand out in the latest evaluation of D.C.-area grocery store chains done by a local consumers’ group.
Prices charged by different D.C.-area electricians for identical work can vary wildly, according to undercover shoppers for a local consumers’ group.
“We were astonished at how poorly many of them performed … many of them performed just terribly,” said Kevin Brasler, executive editor at Checkbook.org.
Just two companies control about 95 percent of the travel booking sites online, and that makes for a striking lack of price variation for hotel rooms, according to a local consumer’s group.
If you need to see a doctor, here’s how you prepare and communicate with your health care provider to influence the quality of care you receive.
Where can you get a good price on tires? And are rotations and road-hazard insurance worth it? The executive editor of Checkbook.org explains.
Doing a little research could save you big bucks when choosing a veterinarian, according to a local consumer group.
There are plenty of options for having your pet groomed. Here are some tips for finding the best deal.
“You can hire a roofer that does great work and also charges low prices,” said one Checkbook.org editor — and for a limited time, you can review ratings and price comparisons.
Thinking about hiring a lawn care company to cut the grass? Kevin Brasler, executive editor at Checkbook.org, has tips on what to expect and what to consider before signing on the dotted line.
Now is the time to start planning for summer child care, and Kevin Brasler, executive editor of checkbook.org, has some tips that can save you big bucks over the next few months.
You’re likely paying too much for auto insurance. That’s the word from a consumer group that’s done price comparisons of the D.C. area’s largest auto insurers, and they say you should do the same.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.