Consumer Resources

 

The library is pleased to offer our most recent database purchase, Consumer Reports! Containing thousands of reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics, and many other products, this database should be your first stop for consumer information.

Looking to buy a new car or laptop computer?  Consumer Product Reviews is a Gale database that includes review articles from hundreds of popular journals.  It can help you make a sometimes hard decision easier. Use the search box below to speed things up. SEARCH:

 

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The Cambridge Consumer Council undertakes or recommends programs to correct, improve or coordinate the protection of consumers in the marketplace.

Before doing business, research the organization with the Better Business Bureau. Also available: filing a complaint against a business, finding a local Better Business Bureau, and researching International Organizations.

Use the Consumer Product Safety Commission to check for product recalls, report an unsafe product, or check news and information on a variety of products.

Use this trusted site from the Federal Trade Commission to help you obtain a free credit report.

For information on the most fuel efficient vehicles, how to save on gas prices, environmental information, and much more, go here.

The department of Health & Human Services provides this resource to learn about the potential health effects of household cleaners, as well as how to maintain their safe handling.

Massachusetts Attorney General's Office 

Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

Contemplating buying a home? Already own one? This website provides a variety of information on interest rates, loan types and lenders, mortgage calculators and more.

Here is a trusted source for financial information.

There’s an APP for That!

Mint.Com
Download the Mint.com app to help you manage your finances on the go.

Mortgage Loan Place Mortgage Calculator 
For quick mortgage calculations when you need them.

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