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Consumer Information: Planning Large Purchases

Quick and easy access to freely available government information resources for consumers.

Are You a Consumer?

Do you like to shop?  

Have you ever avoided making large purchases because you were intimidated or overwhelmed?

Have you ever made a purchase you regret because you felt pressured?

Have you ever thought about budgeting or investing your money?

Have you ever been confused by the difference between a medical insurance plan and a medical discount plan?

Have you ever wondered about the difference between low-calorie or fat-free foods?

Are you looking for healthy cooking options or information on nutritional supplements?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you could benefit from the information provided in this research guide. We are all consumers and, therefore, we could all benefit from consumer information.  

The more informed we are when deciding on a purchase, the better equiped we are to make that purchase.  

[Original content for this Research Guide was provided by Amanda Carter, Spring 2012.]

Before Making a Large Purchase

Check out the following webpages before making any large purchases.  These sites provide important information on your rights as a consumer and also offer great advice on what to look for when making a large purchase.