Week of February 19, 2018 (see last week)
Most/Least Dependable New Cars
Just in time to buy smarter during Presidents' Day car sales... J.D. Power interviewed nearly 37,000 owners of new 2015 vehicles after three years of ownership to see what problems they've had. For the seventh consecutive year, Lexus has been the most dependable car, followed by Porsche and Buick. At the bottom end of the scale are Fiat, Land Rover, and finally Chrysler. See the rest of the list.
You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free!
Although the official free upgrade program from Windows 7 and 8 to Windows 10 ended in July 2016, there are still ways to do it free (without using a pirated license).
Anatomy of a Romance Scam
With Valentine's Day just last week, seeds were probably sown by scammers luring often lonely older people into what will become a costly romance scam. This major report from the BBB and former FTC Regional Director Steve Baker explains in great detail how these criminals manipulate their prey.
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Mouse Print* -- Don't Bank on Higher Interest on Savings
If you're tired of being paid a fraction of one-percent interest by your bank, your eye may catch newspaper ads where some banks are offering upwards of 1.50% on savings accounts. Before you get too excited, you better check the fine print.
That story is in Mouse Print* this week.
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Best Presidents' Day Car Deals
What used to be called Washington's Birthday was always a big sale day if you were in the market for a new car and it still is. Here are some of the best deals according to Cars Direct, and from Consumer Reports. Also be careful of "fake" deals like these.
See also: Hot Deals
How to Block Internet Ads
If you are annoyed by Interent advertising, Consumer Reports says there are a number of ad blockers that you can consider, including Google Chrome's brand new built-in one.
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