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Automotive

  • Autotropolis - provides information to help consumers purchase a new or used automobile, includes reviews and ratings of car dealerships
  • Car Talk - official site of the Car Talk radio program on NPR
  • Edmunds.com - provides True Market Value® pricing, unbiased car reviews, ratings, and expert advice to help you get a fair deal
  • Fueleconomy.gov - Fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles, fuel saving tips, and safety ratings
  • Intellichoice - committed to empowering and educating consumers to make better automotive purchasing decisions
  • Kelley Blue Book - authoritative source for car values
  • Lemon Law - questions and answers about the Lemon Law as it pertains to Florida
  • Motor Trend - thousands of in-depth new and used car reviews, a continually updated car pricing guide, up-to-the-minute news and a prestigious automotive blog run by top Motor Trend editors and contributors
  • NADA Guides - vehicle Pricing and Information - broad range of information, products and services to help educate people in the market to buy, sell, trade or simply shop for a vehicle

Housing

  • Mortgage Loan Calculators - easy to use mortgage calculators from Interest.com
  • Realtor.com - official site of the National Association of Realtors which offers a national database and other tools such as neighborhood tours with demographics
  • Zillow.com - online real estate service dedicated to helping you get an edge in real estate by providing you with valuable tools and information

General Consumer Resources

  • Annual Credit Report - centralized service to request free annual credit reports from the three nationwide credit reporting agencies
  • Antique Appraisers-Has search function that can locate appraisers in an area
  • Better Business Bureau - your key advisor, most reliable evaluator and most objective expert on the topic of trust in the marketplace
  • CPSC.gov- Consumer product safety commission, has product recall information.
  • Charitynavigator.org - Has ratings for charitable organizations.  You can use the site to review a charity before making a donation.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission - protects the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction
  • Consumer World - public service, non-commercial guide with over 2000 of the most useful consumer resources
  • eHow - over 100,000 articles help you find clear instructions on how to do just about everything
  • Epinions.com - consumer reviews platform on the Web and a source for valuable consumer insight, unbiased advice, in-depth product evaluations and personalized recommendations
  • Federal Citizen Information Center - trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services
  • Gethuman.com - Has a search function where you can input a company name and it will give you instructions for by passing the menu and reach a representative quickly
  • Greener Choices - Consumer Reports guide to environmentally-friendly products and issues
  • Household Products Database - links over 7,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Inflation and Consumer Spending, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics - various indexes that measure different aspects of inflation, including an Inflation Calculator
  • J.D. Power - global marketing information firm that conducts independent and unbiased surveys of customer satisfaction, product quality and buyer behavior
  • National Do Not Call Registry - gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home
  • Recalls.org- Has information on recalled products.
  • Reviews.com - Provides reviews of a variety of products and services.
  • Viewpoints.com - Consumer reviews for over 1 million products
  • ZDNet - "At ZDNet, our mission is to be a premier "full service" destination for people looking to buy, use, and learn more about technology."
Page last updated February 11, 2014