Did you know our tax dollars support the Consumer Information Catalog? The government offers hundreds of FREE and low-cost (as low as $1.50) publications. However, most are FREE. The focus is to help consumers make informed decisions on many topics, including cars, computers, education, employment, family, federal programs, food, health, housing, money, small business, travel and more.
We recommend the Consumer Action Handbook with helpful information on consumer purchases, including how to handle problems and complaints. Plus, the handbook lists consumer contacts at hundreds of companies, trade associations, government agencies and national consumer organizations. Fortunately, the government has made getting any of the publications quick and easy. You can either download the publications or order them online (with FREE shipping.) When it comes to any consumer issue, knowledge is power.