Consumer Information – General

CareerOneStop

The US Department of Labor sponsors this site. It allows you to research information on salary/wages and job growth for all types of occupations and all 50 states.

Website: www.acinet.org

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Education and Student Loans, Employment

Choice Trust

This Consumer Reporting Agency provides reports including tenant reports, employment reports and C.L.U.E. reports on insurance claims you have made. Landlords, potential employers and insurance companies can use these reports. The same site also allows you to order reports to check on medical providers, nursing homes, and run a background check on a variety of service providers such as child care workers or contractors.

Website: www.choicetrust.com

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information, Credit Reports, Scores and Laws, Elderly and Aging, Housing Information, Insurance

Consumer Action

Consumer Action is a national non-profit education and advocacy organization engaged in financial literacy and consumer protection. Its site provides consumer alerts, resources and other valuable information.

Website: www.consumer-action.org

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information

Consumer Action Website

Consumer handbook and resources from the Federal Citizen Information Center.

Website: www.consumeraction.gov

Posted in Consumer Information - General

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency

This government website gives links to find the cheapest fuel in your area and lets you compare vehicles by fuel efficiency! The site also offers great information on fuel savings, alternatively-fueled vehicles, and more!

Website: www.fueleconomy.gov

Posted in Automotive, Consumer Information - General, Savings

Directory of Regulatory Boards

Know about the qualifications of those you are dealing with! This web site lets you access, by state, the governmental bodies and private associations that regulate and certify people in various professions including accounting, nursing, medicine, insurance, social work, marriage counseling, funeral services, real estate and insurance, to name just a few. Click on resources, then click on Directory of Regulatory Boards and Colleges.

Website: www.clearhq.org

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information, Elderly and Aging, Fraud, Medical, Support groups

Federal Citizen Information Center

Federal Citizen Information Center offers information and publications on a variety of consumer topics.

Website: www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information

Federal Trade Commission

For information on filing complaints and suing auto manufacturers

Phone: 877-382-4357
Website: www.consumer.ftc.gov

Posted in Automotive, Consumer Information - General, Consumer Information in Spanish, Consumer Protection Information, Credit Reports, Scores and Laws, Financial Education, Fraud, Identity Theft, Telemarketing and Mail Solicitation

Healthfinder.gov

Government site offering information and trusted resources on a wide range of physical and mental health topics including how to find medical care, fraud, insurance, support groups, patient privacy rights and much more.

Website: www.healthfinder.gov

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information, Elderly and Aging, Fraud, Medical, Support groups

Inner City Press

Inner City Press does investigations and reporting about human rights, transparency, corporate accountability, community reinvestment, predatory lending, environmental justice, fair housing, social exclusion and related topics.

Website: www.innercitypress.org

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information, Fraud