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The only source for your free annual credit reports. Authorized by Federal law.
Better Business Bureau
The national site includes a locator for regional offices and includes online complaint forms.
A trip planning and commuter-matching service for Southeast Michigan.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
An independent bureau within the Federal Reserve System that empowers consumers with the information they need to make financial decisions in the best interests of them and their families.
Includes information on protecting your finances during the coronavirus pandemic.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Product safety and recall information.
Consumer Reports Online
Provides information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products.
Federal Trade Commission
Tips on avoiding scams and rip-offs, along with information on how to report fraud, as well as other consumer topics.
Food and Drug Administration
Recalls, product safety, and hot topics.
Secret phone numbers and codes to get to a human when calling a company for customer service.
A guide to assistance resources for Michigan citizens.
Apply for benefits and access Michigan DHS programs online.
Find information and resources for assistance with housing, food, utilities, and more.
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Verify a license for state regulated occupations and facilities.
Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency – OLSHA
Help for those in need through a comprehensive set of services, focusing on meeting the basic needs of senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and people suffering from economic hardship.
Smart About Money (SAM)
Free online course to help build basic financial capability skills. SAM also contains a collection of articles covering a wide range of money management topics. From the National Endowment for Financial Education.