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An apple a day keeps the prescription drugs away

March 31st, 2015
An apple a day keeps the prescription drugs away Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? The saying has been around for over 100 years, but c’mon: You’re supposed to eat five to nine servings of...

Borrow from your 401(k)?

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March 31st, 2015
Borrow from your 401(k)? Why do we argue against 401(k) loans? There are many reasons. First, you diminish the growth of your assets in the plan. And once you take it out, your money misses having enough time to grow....

Lincoln Continental returns big, bold, and high tech

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March 30th, 2015
Lincoln Continental returns big, bold, and high tech The Lincoln Continental nameplate returns on a new concept car to be displayed at the New York auto show, previewing an all-new flagship sedan. Big bold, and...

2016 Smart ForTwo is safer, more powerful, and (hopefully) more refined

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March 30th, 2015
2016 Smart ForTwo is safer, more powerful, and (hopefully) more refined When the first Smart went on sale in the United States, it gained a ton of interest for its distinct appearance and tiny size. This diminutive...

Smart ways to borrow

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March 30th, 2015
Smart ways to borrow Debt has gotten a bad rap for a very long time. The Bible, the Koran, the Talmud, Shakespeare, Adam Smith, and countless other sources of wisdom have all have gotten their jabs in. “A man in...

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV replaces ML, adds plug-in hybrid

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March 30th, 2015
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV replaces ML, adds plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz has followed Infiniti and Cadillac by renaming large parts of its model line. Making its world debut at the 2015 New York auto show is the GLE,...

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV replaces ML, adds plug-in hybrid

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March 30th, 2015
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV replaces ML, adds plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz has followed Infiniti and Cadillac by renaming large parts of its model line. Making its world debut at the 2015 New York auto show is the GLE,...

Mazda announces pricing of 2016 MX-5 Miata

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March 30th, 2015
Mazda announces pricing of 2016 MX-5 Miata Last year, drivers were treated to the first glimpses of the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Miata. The roadster departs from previous models in styling, but holds true to its...

Mazda announces pricing of 2016 MX-5 Miata

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March 30th, 2015
Mazda announces pricing of 2016 MX-5 Miata Last year, drivers were treated to the first glimpses of the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Miata. The roadster departs from previous models in styling, but holds true to its...

Ten for the long haul

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March 30th, 2015
Ten for the long haul Almost any car can make it to 200,000 miles if you’re willing to throw enough money at it. But that doesn’t mean that keeping it is a good idea. A less expensive and more hassle-free...

Chia seeds deliver a nutritional boost, but they're not for everybody

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March 30th, 2015
Chia seeds deliver a nutritional boost, but they're not for everybody Tiny “superfood” chia seeds are being mixed into dozens of food products—cereals, snack bars, yogurt, and drinks—just to name...

The truth about sleeping pills

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March 29th, 2015
The truth about sleeping pills Heavily advertised prescription sleep drugs such as Ambien and Lunesta are sold with the promise of a good night’s rest. For the estimated 25 percent of Americans who occasionally...

Tax Gripe-o-Meter airs taxpayers' complaints

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March 28th, 2015
Tax Gripe-o-Meter airs taxpayers' complaints What's really bugging us about preparing and filing our tax returns? Consumer Reports' Tax Gripe-o-Meter highlights a few of our biggest gripes, including fears that someone...

Eat slow, lose weight

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March 28th, 2015
Eat slow, lose weight Q. Does eating more slowly lead to eating less? A. It can, especially if you’re not overweight or obese. A recent study conducted at Texas Christian University found that when 35...

Mercedes-Benz makes a pickup? Giddy up, partner

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March 27th, 2015
Mercedes-Benz makes a pickup? Giddy up, partner By the end of the decade, Mercedes-Benz will launch its first ever pickup truck. Yes, a real get-dirty midsized truck with a three-pointed star in its grille. While...