Kathy Wing

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Name: Kathy Wing
Date registered: April 27, 2012

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  1. CONSUMER REPORTS: GAMING SYSTEM CONSOLES — December 17, 2014
  2. Consumer Reports: Gift Cards — December 15, 2014
  3. Consumer Reports: Credit Score Problems — December 11, 2014
  4. Consumer Reports: Wireless Speakers — December 4, 2014
  5. Consumer Reports Shipping Gripes — November 28, 2014

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CONSUMER REPORTS: GAMING SYSTEM CONSOLES

WHICH GAMING SYSTEM TO GIVE? Gaming consoles make a great gift. Besides playing video games, the high-end consoles can stream video, surf the Web, and help you get in shape. Consumer Reports gaming experts checked out the Xbox One from Microsoft, the Nintendo Wii U, Sony’s PlayStation 4 and newcomer LeapTV from LeapFrog. Leap TV … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Gift Cards

WHY GIFT CARDS MAKE BAD GIFTS If the thought of braving holiday crowds at the mall is driving you to go for gift cards, you’re not alone. Spending on gift cards is expected to hit a record high this year. The funds on gift cards won’t expire within five years as they used to thanks … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Credit Score Problems

That critical number-your credit score-is based on your credit reports, yet a Consumer Reports’ survey finds close to half of Americans never check to make sure their credit reports are accurate and errors are surprisingly common. A Consumer Reports survey of 3,000 Americans found 20 percent found mistakes that could lower their credit scores. Mistakes … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Wireless Speakers

With more of us keeping our music on phones and tablets, the easiest way for others to listen is with a wireless speaker. Consumer Reports just tested 31 and found several that would make a great gift. Among the better sounding portable wireless speakers tested is the Jabra Solemate Max for $300. It’s easy to … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports Shipping Gripes

The US Postal service expects to deliver up to 470 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. And as more people shop online, FedEx and UPS also forecast a record number of deliveries. In a recent survey, Consumer Reports asked one thousand people about their shipping gripes and has tips to help your boxes … Continue reading »

Best Places to Buy Electronics

From tablets to TVs to laptop computers, electronics are likely to be the hottest gifts this holiday season. Consumer Reports’ recent survey covering more than 42,000 electronics purchases can steer you to the best places to buy. The survey found that people who shop for electronics online are happier with their experience than those who … Continue reading »

Is Your Favorite Store Naughty or Nice?

Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports is out with its Naughty and Nice List, an annual look at company policies that are pro consumer, and some that are not. Before you buy a plane ticket, book a hotel, or splurge on holiday treats, find out if the stores and services you use are … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Great Tech Toys

Electronic toys are a favorite gift. But don’t think that children have to just sit glued to a screen. Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine found four great tech toys that are loaded with creativity and will really engage the young ones on your list. The $40 Leapfrog Leapband features “pets” that give kids activity challenges. It … Continue reading »

Out & About: Hay Maze

Hay Maze, Central Point One of the first family attractions of the fall is getting ready for adventurous visitors. Enjoy all the twists, turns, and switchbacks…and even some dead ends in the “hay-mazing” straw maze. This is the first year for this hay maze, but the builders bring over twenty years of maze-building experience to … Continue reading »

“Sisters in Arms” Meet for Tea

MEDFORD, Ore. — A special event was held Thursday for women who have served in our armed forces. “Sisters in Arms” was the theme of this year’s Women Veteran’s Tea, held at the Inn at the Commons in Medford. More than one hundred fifty people attended the event, most of them female veterans representing every … Continue reading »

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