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May 13, 2014, 06:00 ET ShopSmart's Closet Solutions for $25 or less

Those looking to tame an out-of-control closet or for smart ways to store clothes may already have the tools they need handy. The June 2014 issue of...


Mar 27, 2014, 11:26 ET ShopSmart Reveals the Best Root Touch-Up Kits

Root touch-up products are a great way to stretch the time between hair-color appointments and help save some money. The April 2014 issue of...


Mar 25, 2014, 06:00 ET ShopSmart Shares Everyday Secrets for Dealing with Devastating Messes

Dealing with difficult-to-remove stains can be stressful; yet many of the tools needed to tackle a mess may be lying around the home already. The...


Mar 11, 2014, 06:00 ET ShopSmart: Top 10 Greatest Money-Saving Sites of All Time

In its first-ever Top 10 List issue, ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, shares tons of ways shoppers can save when it comes to their money, time, and...


Feb 20, 2014, 06:00 ET ShopSmart: Money-Saving Fixes to Make Makeup Last Longer

There's no reason to send a broken lipstick or cracked eye shadow into the garbage. To help prolong the life of pricey beauty products and repair...


Jan 28, 2014, 06:00 ET ShopSmart Reveals the Best Boxed Chocolates

When it comes to chocolate, the good stuff doesn't come cheap. The March 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features its annual list of...


Dec 19, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart's Best Shopping Tips of the Year

Shopping smart doesn't mean cheaping out on all purchases – it's about knowing where and when to shop, what to buy and what to skip, and making a...


Dec 17, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart's Best & Worst Products of the Year

Not every product lives up to its claims, and others sometimes exceeds expectations. The January 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports,...


Nov 19, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart's Ultimate Guide to Holiday Shopping

Overall, holiday shopping can be stressful – from choosing the right gifts, sticking to a budget, avoiding the last minute-scramble, and more. The...


Nov 12, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart: Great Sites for Gifts Under $25

Finding the perfect holiday gift on a budget can be tough, so ShopSmart's team of expert shoppers set out to find online retailers with great gift...


Oct 29, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart Uncovers the Best Perks of Retailer Loyalty Programs

There are many good reason why shoppers should take advantage of rewards and loyalty programs by the retailers they frequent the most. The November...


Oct 22, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart: The Best Skillets and Cookware Sets

The best pots and pans should conduct heat evenly, clean up easily, and have comfy handles that stay cool to the touch. The November issue of...


Oct 16, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart's Secrets for Saving Big on Shaving

Razors, blades, creams and other hair-removal products can be costly, but don't have to be. The November 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer...


Oct 08, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart's Favorite New Tools for Bargain Lovers

With the holiday season just around the corner, now's the time to develop a savings strategy for purchases. The November 2013 issue of ShopSmart,...


Sep 24, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart Uncovers The Six Top Kitchen Dangers

Absent-minded mistakes in the kitchen cause many cuts, burns, and other injuries. The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports,...


Sep 17, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart Puts Fast Clothing Fixes to the Test

Many TV products claim to be quick-fix solutions for wardrobe malfunctions – but will they really bail shoppers out of last-minute fashion jams? The...


Sep 10, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart's Secrets for Saving Even More at Discount Stores

Shoppers are bound to get a good deal at a discount store, but having a strategy can save them even more. The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from...


Sep 05, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart: Five Ways to Refresh a Car After Summer Travel

Summer road trips can be taxing on a vehicle's interior – cup holders and crevices are likely soiled with dust and dirt. The September 2013 issue of...


Aug 21, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart Decodes Tricky Food Labels

The package says "heart healthy," "reduces cholesterol," or "maintains digestive health." But what do these food labels really mean? The full report...


Aug 13, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart: Five Great Financial Freebies

There are free financial products and services to be had, but consumers may have to shell out money to get some of them. The September 2013 issue of...


Aug 06, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart: Six Surprising Home Hazards

An alarming number of appliance fires are caused by the units themselves as opposed to human error. The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine,...


Jul 23, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart: Cinco maneras distintas de economizar en artículos para regresar a la escuela

El nuevo año escolar está a más de un mes de su llegada, sin embargo las ofertas de regreso a la escuela ya están por todos lados. Para obtener...


Jul 23, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart: Five Easy Ways to Save on Back-to-School Stuff

The new school year is more than a month away, but back-to-school sales are already in full swing. To get real steals on school and office supplies,...


Jul 16, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart: Seis aplicaciones para obtener ahorros adicionales en el supermercado

Los malos hábitos de compras se pueden aprender a romper – basta preguntar al 63 por ciento de los estadounidenses en la nueva encuesta nacional de...


Jul 16, 2013, 06:00 ET ShopSmart: Six Apps for Scoring Extra Savings at the Supermarket

Bad shopping habits can be tough to break – just ask the 63 percent of Americans in ShopSmart's new national grocery shopping survey who admitted to...