Have you ever wanted to know what to do about a problem, but not wanted to read lots of information to get your answer? Sure, it might be interesting, but in that moment you just want to know what to do.
If your problem was a consumer protection issue, we may have your answer: consumer.gov. It’s a free new resource from the Federal Trade Commission that gives you the consumer protection facts, plain and simple.
On the site, you can find out about credit, debt, identity theft, and avoiding scams, as well as budgeting, opening a bank account, shopping for prepaid cards, and managing your money. The information is written in an easy-to-use, direct style that focuses on the basic information you need, along with the steps you need to take. Consumer.gov also has videos and audio read-alongs to support different learning styles and multi-tasking.
You can check it out at consumer.gov (and its Spanish version, consumidor.gov). And you can order free copies of materials. Each topic on the site has a one-page article that gives you the steps you need to take to deal with that issue. Order as many copies as you want, and we’ll ship them for free. Don’t forget to share them with your friends, and let us know if you find them useful and how you used them.