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Consumer Reports (Ebsco)
Ratings and recommendations of brand-name consumer products and services.
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Consumer Reports Buying Guide (Ebsco)
Product test results for major purchases such as automobiles and appliances to everyday items such as food and cleaning products.
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FDA Consumer (Ebsco)
Search back issues of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's magazine from 1984-2007.
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AnnualCreditReport.com
Get yours free, annually, from Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin
Look up businesses and charities before you do business with them.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Publications
Publications on child safety (toys, furniture), carbon monoxide, household products, poisons, electrical safety.

Consumersearch.com
Reviews of popular products such as electronics, household items, personal finance, and automobiles.

Epinions
Unbiased reviews by real people. Check before you shop!

Federal Trade Commission's Facts for Consumers
All about the credit scoring system: tips to improve your score, what happens if you are denied credit, and how to file a complaint.

Guide for Penny Pinchers
Blog covering business, credit and loans, finance and investing.

Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number
Everything you need to know to protect your Social Security number from identity crime.

National No Call List
An email is required to register your phone number for a duration of five years. Also available by phone at (888) 382-1222.

Recalls.gov
Your source for recalls on consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics and environmental products.

Wisconsin Consumer Guide to Health Care
Helping Wisconsin residents make better health care choices.

Wisconsin Consumer Protection
News and alerts from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
(formerly the Wisconsin Department of Commerce)
Resources for starting and operating a business in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin No Call List
Register your home or cell number online for two years. Or by phone at (866) 966-2255.

 

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