Consumer Reports Magazine | February

Published: February 2013
February 2013

Cover story

7 Financial mistakes to avoid We'll show you how to steer clear of the mistakes or change course

Special Section

Are these infomercial exercisers worth buying? Reviews of Jay Glazer’s Perfect Punch, the Rhythm Rocker, and the Nautilus CoreBody Reformer
Best treadmills and elliptical exercisers These machines can energize your workouts without busting your budget
The 13 best weight-loss programs 9,000 readers rate 13 diet plans and tools


Knowing Which Products are Truly Made in America How to know which flag-waving products are true red, white, and blue


2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport review This midsized SUV was redesigned for 2013
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Review A retrofitted Impreza gets some off-road cred

Up Front

Best chocolates for special occasions These treats make ideal holiday and Valentine's Day gifts
Choosing the Best Soap Dispenser for Your Needs We tested devices from Simplehuman, Lysol, and iTouchless
Eat your vegetable chips Some healthy-sounding snacks might not be any better for you than potato chips
Have some oranges with that liquid Cans we opened held about 57% of the label’s claimed weight in solids
 Are White plates and Hefty Basics Plates Biodegradable? Do these disposable dishes decompose?

CR Health

Red-carpet medical care, for a fee It's unclear whether keeping a doctor on retainer translates into better health for patients—and the concept raises thorny ethical questions

CR Money

How to claim an unclaimed life-insurance policy The average unclaimed life benefit is $2,000


From our president: All of you
How safe are flame retardants?
Viewpoint This page highlights efforts of Consumers Union to improve the marketplace
Selling It A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas

The February 2013 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.

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