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Parents should know that online businesses that advertise child-care services have limitations that could lead to serious consequences.
The latest on car seat and stroller safety standards.
Twelve criteria were scrutinized to identify 24 cities that offer advantages to people who are considering relocation for retirement.
Priorities and preferences determine whether you move or age in place.
You can teach your children more than you might realize.
We’re concerned about fear-based ads.
Thorough background checks make summer camps safer.
Rising premiums and limited coverage affect consumers who seek long-term-care insurance.
Revisions to online privacy rules don’t protect kids fully.
Consumers ought to be wary of the possible misdiagnoses that are associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Innovations are found among leashes, carriers and beds.
New rules make it easy to borrow, but they also obscure your student-loan obligations.
Plenty of online businesses will sell you pets, but you don’t always get what you expect.
As technologies change in hearing-aids, consumers still must navigate a maze of confusion when it’s purchase time.
An unqualified agent might take no security measures at an estate sale, which makes it easier for someone else to steal.
Government could do a lot more to protect seniors.
Shrinking private pensions might dim your golden years.
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Evidence doesn't support claims that because premium infant formula includes supplements, it's an improved product.
It’s easier today to get a student loan from a university’s financial-aid office, but it’s tough to decipher the hidden fees that you will pay.
There is little evidence that cats and dogs benefit from costly and unusual ingredients in their food.
Lax regulatory oversight means more work for you to find the best child-care option.
Breakfast cereal has too much sugar and far fewer nutritional benefits than what cereal companies brazenly imply.
Hiring nonmedical home-care workers to care for your elderly loved ones is rife with potential problems.
While you test the waters of 529s, watch out for the sharks that could bite into your savings.
There is no link between autism and vaccines. Harmful preservatives are no longer used. But some groups still propagate parents’ fears.
You can get excellent health care and quality of life abroad for less than what it might cost in the United States.
Don’t be fooled by the claims of companies that make products to protect children against kidnapping. At best, the products are simply aids to good parenting.
Dubious methods have us raising our hands with questions about the value of earning an online degree.
Shady breeding practices and misleading registration papers make it critical to be as vigilant as a watchdog.
Sending your tot to a special learning center instead of preschool might be over-booking your child, as well as a waste of money.