GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Twin Cities Consumers’ Checkbook’s executive editor, Kevin Brasler, joined KARE 11 with a home warranty warning. These plans promise peace of mind, but a Checkbook analysis finds that they almost never make sense for consumers. 

And if you’re planning a getaway for spring break or a summer vacation, Checkbook has some tips and tricks for scoring cheaper plane tickets in an era where airfare is often sky-high. 

Do you want to buy travel insurance to protect your trip? Checkbook looked at both trip insurance and medical insurance for travelers and offers guidance on what you may want to buy before you go bye-bye.

Get free access to entire Checkbook website, all ratings and advice, until April 10, 2019 here.