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Consumer Prices


  • Consumer Price Index
  • What is a Dollar Worth? | Inflation Calculator |
  • What Was the Price of Gold Then?
    Moving / Relocation
  • Best Places to Live (Money Magazine Annual Survey)
    Consumer Buying Guides
    Credit Cards
    The Federal Trade Commission works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. (See also fraud / scams.)
  • National Foundation for Credit Counseling
  • Money Smart: A Financial Education Program
  • America Saves.org
  • Fact Sheet: Reforms to protect American credit card holders (White House)
  • iHCPL Banking & Credit module
  • Credit Learning Center
  • Credit & Loans (FTC) | Prescreened Offers of Credit or Insurance (FTC) |
  • Credit Repair: How to Help Yourself (FTC Facts for Consumers) | For People on Debt Management Plans: A Must-Do List | Fair Debt Collection FAQ |
  • Nolo's Bankruptcy Resource Center | U.S. Code (Federal Law) |
  • Credit to their generations: How 'Greatest' generation, boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials view credit
  • Secret History of the Credit Card (PBS Frontline)
    Credit Bureaus
    | Equifax | Experian | Trans Union |
  • Your Access to Free Credit Reports (FTC)
  • Free Annual Credit Report (Available to Texans as of 6/1/2005)
  • NOTE: The tollfree number might work better for this: 1-877-322-8228
  • CardRatings.com | Bank Rate Monitor | Card Web |
    Financial Literacy
  • Better Money Habits
  • Money Smart - A Financial Education Program
  • Financial Planning for Significant Life Events
  • Budget Planning Calculator for New Employees
  • Financial Resources for Young Adults
  • What to Teach Your Grown-Up Kids About Money
  • Recent Grad? How to Set Up a Budget
  • National Consumer Protection Week | MyMoney.gov |
  • SmartAboutMoney.org | Practical Money Skills For Life |
  • JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
  • Investor Education Program (TX State Securities Board)
  • Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston, Inc. | Locate a BBB (By zip code or by state or Canadian province) |
  • More financial links

    Consumer Resources/Recalls/Complaints


  • Recalls.gov/ | Consumer Information Center |
  • Consumer Protection (USA.gov)
  • Consumer Protection (TX Atty Gen.)
  • The People's Lawyer(tm) [Richard Alderman - Know Your Rights!(tm)]

    Junk Mail/Junk Phone Calls


  • National Do Not Call Registry | Do Not Call (in Texas) |
  • OptOutPrescreen.com (Stop Junk Credit Card & Insurance Offers)
  • Stop Val-Pack mailings
  • Consumer Information (FTC)
  • Consumer Fact Sheets (Public Utility Commission of Texas)
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