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Consumer Reports Magazine

December 2017
December 2017

Cover Story

The Art of the Online Discount
CR helps you save money for the holidays and year-round

How to Shop Undercover
Expert tips to help you keep your purchases private
Stay Safe From Online Threats When Doing Your Holiday Shopping
Easy steps can protect you from hackers and malware
Play the Dynamic Pricing Game to Win
Online prices on products and airfares can fluctuate daily, even hourly. Here's how to make that work to your advantage.
Why Do I Have to Put an Item in My Online Shopping Cart to See the Price?
No, it's not a trick. It's usually a way to get a lower price.


Why a Lower Car Payment Can Be a Costly Mistake
Longer loans might seem like a great deal, but a closer look reveals expensive downsides
Picture Perfect: Choose the Best Photo Printing Services
Use CR's ratings and expert tips to get high-quality photos to frame and display, especially during the holidays
Home Care: How to Give Your Parents the Help They Need
Caregiving is hard work for adult children, and hiring help is costly. These smart strategies can make your tasks easier.

Help With Home-Care Bills
Here are some often overlooked ways to ease the financial burden
How to Hire In-Home Help
Take these steps to find someone you can trust
Make Your Home Elder-Friendly
These affordable upgrades can make an existing home more functional without sacrificing style
Save Money and Still Get Photo Prints You Love
Before you place your order, here are a few tips to help you get what you really want

Product Updates

How Not to Strip a Screw With a Cordless Drill
The 5 critical steps you need to learn to properly sink any screw

Road Report

2018 Toyota Camry Review: Faster, Sleeker, Sharper
This all-new sedan sticks to its winning formula while improving its fuel economy

2018 Volvo XC60 Review: Interior Luxury With a Rough Ride
The redesigned Volvo XC60 has a plush cabin, but a stiff ride might keep you from falling in love.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review: When Bigger Really Is Better
The roomy SUV is short on fun-to-drive flair, but it excels as a family-friendly vehicle
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review: Bred to Thrill
This Italian stallion proves to be a one-trick pony focused on high performance over daily livability


Building a Better World, Together
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From Our President: 'Tis the Season for Stress-Free Shopping
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

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