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Consumer Reports Magazine | November

Published: November 2015
November 2015

Cover Story

Lies, Secrets, and Scams: How to Prevent Elder Abuse Seniors and their families lose billions of dollars each year to heartless fraudsters. Learn how you can help.
Anatomy of a Swindle This scam can trap seniors and rob them of their savings.
Build Your Own Safety Net These tools and strategies for seniors and their loved ones can help prevent elder financial exploitation.
Money Management and the Aging Brain The decline of financial skills may be an early of mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease.
Initiatives That Could Help Prevent Elder Fraud The exploitation of older Americans is finally becoming part of the public discourse.


How to Buy a TV That's Right for You With so many options, buying a new TV can be challenging. This step-by-step guide will show you how to buy a new TV.
Package Downsizing Proves That Less Is Not More Ever felt duped when opening a bag of chips or a bottle of pills only to see a lot less product than you expected? Learn how to shop smarter.

Lab Tests

The Way to a Wrinkle-Free Life Laundry innovations promise to deliver better results faster
Vacuums That Make a Clean Sweep These choices offer loads of power without splitting an eardrum


Do You Really Need AWD in the Snow? Automakers have long boasted that all-wheel drive is all you need to get your car through winter’s fury. Our exclusive tests tell a different story.
Ford Edge Review Redesigns sharpens this SUV's edge
How to Extend Tire Life Tips for getting your tires to go the distance
Land Rover Discovery Sport Review Form over function for this ill-mannered pretender
The Truth About Tire Treadwear Our exclusive tire tests give you a reliable read on how many miles you can really expect
Which Small SUV Fares Best in the Snow? Comparing popular SUVs on our snow-covered track
Winter Driving Savvy Tips to keep you safe this winter

Up Front

Oreos: Doubling Down on Double Stuf There are more than 60 types and package sizes of Oreo


Breaking the Silence Consumer Reports investigates the shameful financial scams and surprise medical bills that can haunt not just the elderly
Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Viewpoint: Improving the marketplace for consumers This page highlights efforts by Consumers Union and others to improve the marketplace

The November 2015 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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