Week of September 25, 2017 (see last week)
A Shopping Guide to Senior Housing
Choosing an assisted living residence is not easy. Consumer Reports offers tips on how to judge the quality of care, the costs involved, and the services provided. A table shows the average cost of a one bedroom assisted living apartment in each state. Expect costs of $35,000 to $60,000 a year!
24 Things You Shouldn't Order When Eating Out
Warning: this story takes all the fun out of eating out by spotlighting popular dishes that are extremely high in calories, or cases of health risks associated with certain foods or food combinations.
How to Make that Android Cellphone More Senior Friendly
Some seniors find modern smartphones confusing to use. Here are tweaks that can be made to the interface of Android-based phones (non-iPhones) to make them easier to use for seniors.
Consumer World Original
Mouse Print* -- LifeLock Capitalizing on Equifax Breach, But Has a Secret!
Ever since the big Equifax breach, LifeLock's ID theft protection business has been booming. But, the company has an ironic secret buried in its terms and conditions.
That story is in Mouse Print* this week.
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Bargain of the Week
Monday Only: Save an Extra 12% at 350 Stores
Monday is the day to shop at a group of 350 select stores listed on the homepage at Ebates because they will rebate 12% of your qualifying purchase. You'll see stores like Macy's, Barnes & Noble, QVC, JCP, Pier 1 Imports, Dick's, Banana Republic, Dell Small Business (18%!!!!), Brookstone, Harry & David, Etsy, Frye, and more. If you are not registered at Ebates yet, use the link above, and get an additional bonus with qualifying purchase. Remember, you have to use the links on their site after you login in order to qualify for the 12% back.
Jos. A. Bank Suit Clearance - $84
Jos. A. Bank men's clothier is holding an online suit clearance sale. Many suits are just $84 and shipping is free. Sizes available vary. It is not clear if their stores are matching the online prices.
See also: Hot Deals
What is HDR and Why You Should Care?
Consumer Reports says many of today’s newest TVs can display images with high dynamic range, or HDR. When done right, HDR boosts a TV’s brightness, contrast, and color, making the pictures on the screen look more like real life. But, there are multiple types of HDR. See which is best.
Consumer World Originals