Latest from Elisabeth Leamy

10 ways to have other people do your grocery shopping, and what it will cost you

From Instacart to dogwalkers, there are multiple options to keep you out of stores.

June 8, 2020

The biggest cosmetics health risk? User error.

Chemicals are an evolving concern, but it’s consumers’ hygiene practices that keep ophthalmologists up at night.

February 19, 2020

Feeling like the smartphone has taken over your child’s life? Experts talk about how to regain control.

Advice on setting time and content limits, and helping your child have a healthy relationship with that ubiquitous technology.

August 22, 2019

Do your windows let in too much noise? Here’s a primer on sound damping.

Plus, a list of options, such as storm windows and triple-pane glass, to keep the outdoor clamor at bay.

December 11, 2018

Looking for a Persian rug? New Trump sanctions could make that difficult.

With the president’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. sellers will no longer be able to import carpets from Iran.

June 26, 2018

A complaint guide for unhappy consumers

If you’re polite, prepared and persistent, you just might get satisfaction.

June 19, 2018

Should you switch electricity suppliers? Maybe — but do your homework first.

Deregulation of the energy industry was supposed to lower prices for consumers but it doesn’t always work out that way. Here's what to know.

June 12, 2018

Hardwood vs. engineered flooring? Granite vs. quartz? The answer might surprise you.

Consider cost, durability and looks when making a decision about man-made or natural materials.

June 6, 2018

Are you a telecommuter with a home office? You just lost a tax break.

Consider workarounds such as asking for a raise — or even a pay cut.

May 29, 2018

It is time to bring back the summer job. Here is why, and tips for finding one.

Kids develop important skills through summer jobs and learn the value of money.

May 21, 2018