Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Before you make any big purchase or investment, be sure to check out the Federal Trade Commission's website. (Click on the blue title above to link, then click on Consumer Protection, then Consumer Information.)
What you will find is very concise information about a plethera of subjects: Automobiles, Computers & the Internet, Credit & Loans, Education, Scholarships & Job Placement, Energy & Environment, Health, ID Theft, Investments & Business, Shopping for Products & Services, Telemarketing & Phone Service.
Reading these short tips will help you recognize and avoid rip-offs. They will also help you know what questions to ask before you buy - to protect yourself and your wallet. Also available in Spanish.