SHOW #54 (April 12, 2015)
APPLE WATCH IS ANOTHER WINNER!
Also: Top-rated cars and SUVs from the author of The Car Book 2015, a chat with Glenn Campbell's daughter, Ashley, about her dad and Alzheimer's and dealing with common personal finance issues.
 

         
     
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USA TODAY: Wait times for Apple Watch Pre-orders Extend to Summer

USA TODAY: BAIG: I'll Buy the Apple Watch

CNET: 11 Surprises I Learned about the Apple Watch

The Car Book 2015 by Jack Gillis is available at Amazon.com or from the non-profit Center for Auto Safety.

The Car Book's "Best Bets" for 2015 are based on crash test results, safety features, preventative maintenance and repair costs, warranty, fuel economy, consumer complaints and insurance costs. The top score is 10. And the winners are. . .

SUBCOMPACT: Chevrolet Sonic (9), Kia Soul (7)

COMPACT: BMW 3 Series (9), Buick Verano (9), Chevrolet Cruze (8), Toyota Corolla (8)

INTERMEDIATE: Cadillac CTS (10), Chrysler 200 (8), Hyundai Sonata (8), Volvo S60 (10)

LARGE: Buick LaCrosse (8) Cadillac XTS (9), Hyundai Genesis (7), Lexus ES (7), Tesla Model S (10), Toyota Avalon (7)

MINIVAN: Honda Odyssey (7)

SMALL SUV: Acura RDX (8), Buick Encore (10), Cadillac SRX (8), Chevrolet Trax (7)

MID-SIZE SUV: BMW X3 (8), Hyundai Santa Fe Sport (7), Volvo XC60 (9)

LARGE SUV: Buick Enclave (7), Chevrolet Traverse (7), Ford Expedition (7), Lincoln Navigator (9), Toyota Highlander (7)

STANDARD PICKUP: Chevrolet Silverado (7)

Glen CampbellI'll Be Me: Documentary Film
Saturday, April 18 @ 7:30pm
Edmonds Center for the Arts

I'll Be Me is a documentary which displays the amazing journey of Glen Campbell and his family as they attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Alzheimer's and Glen's progression with the disease using love, laughter and music as their medium of choice. The film screening will then be followed by a mini-concert by Ashley and Shannon Campbell, Glen Campbell's children. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association, Western & Central Washington chapter. All tickets $20.

TODAY: When it Comes to Finances, Americans are Clueless

Consumer Reports: Happiness is a 3-year lease


 

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