Consumer Smarts – Know How to Maximize Your Buying Power

All of us, we Consumers, are usually looking for ways to maximize our buying power. We want to get the best bang for our buck, right?  Happily, this is highly likely if you are a smart consumer and know your resources. Watch the short video below to learn about some of those resources.

Some helpful links for consumers are below but it is by no means a complete list – feel free to leave a comment with a link to your favorite consumer site!

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:  a wealth of resources on a wide variety of topics.

Federal Trade Commission:  For consumer alerts, reporting fraud or identity theft and free resources.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS):  Florida related consumer news and reporting.

Better Business Bureau:  Consumer reviews, fraud/scam info and business locator.

The more you know, the more you can ensure a wise purchase and avoid buyer’s remorse. Keep more of your money in your pocket by making smart choices. Protecting yourself from loss is a tool for building financial stability. After all, it is certainly something we Consumers can do without even spending money.




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Posted: June 21, 2021

Category: Money Matters, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Buying, Complaining, Consumer, Consumerism, Money Matters, Resources, Shopping

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