CR Digital Archive

    July 2019

    Cover Story


    How to Avoid Credit Card Fees
    While most cards no longer charge annual fees, there are still several other common fees to watch out for
    How to Fight Back Against Utility Fees
    Gas and electric companies are raising monthly fees, even if you are cutting back on how much energy you use

    Special Report

    The Great American Tick Invasion
    An exploding tick population is spreading a host of diseases. Learn how to protect yourself.

    How a Tick Bite Can Affect Your Health
    These tiny pests can transmit deadly diseases
    How Deet and Permethrin Can Protect You
    These two anti-tick substances have advantages and drawbacks when it comes to keeping you safe from ticks

    Features


    A Cut Above: How to Achieve a Lush Lawn
    Consumer Reports offers expert advice on hiring the right service for your yard

    Insights

    Decoding Bread Labels
    Don't be fooled into thinking you're buying a healthy loaf when it's not

    Departments

    Building a Better World, Together
    Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace
    From Our President: What the Fee?!
    Consumer Reports, together with its members, work to fight hidden fees and surcharges that jack up consumer costs
    Selling It
    Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

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