Consumer Information

SSLDL Resources

Consumer Reports Online
Product ratings and research.

Internet Resources

The only site to obtain your free annual credit report.

Better Business Bureau
The national site includes a locator for regional offices and includes online complaint forms.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Product safety and recall information.
Provides information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products.

Consumer Search
Product reviews. Consumer Database
This site is a centralized federal resource for Smart Disclosure. Here you will find hundreds of government datasets that can help enable consumer choice; apps that demonstrate the power of Smart Disclosure; challenges for app developers; and resources to learn more about Smart Disclosure.

Federal Citizen Information Center
Full text access to the consumer information publications from Pueblo, Colorado.

Federal Trade Commission
Tips on avoiding scams and rip-offs as well as other consumer topics.

Food and Drug Administration
Recalls, product safety, and hot topics.

Foreclosure Avoidance/Assistance
General Information.

Fuel Economy Guides
This site is maintained jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The site helps fulfill DOE and EPA’s responsibility under the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992 to provide accurate MPG information to consumers.

Secret phone numbers and codes to get to a human when calling a company for customer service.

Helping Hand
A guide to assistance resources for Michigan citizens.

Livingston County Resource Guide 
Guide to basic needs services and information in Livingston County.

Michigan 2-1-1
Find information and resources for assistance with housing, food, utilities, and more.

Michigan Benefits Access
Apply for benefits and access Michigan DHS programs online.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Verify a license for state regulated occupations and facilities.

Michigan Department of Insurance & Financial Services
DIFS can offer assistance to consumers if they have questions or complaints about credit unions, insurance companies, banks, and HMOs.

Michigan Ride Share
Help for commuters and carpoolers.

Mobile Home Buyer's and Resident's Handbook
Issued by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Constructions Codes. Rev. June 2015.

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 Finan

Weatherization Assistance Program
Help for low-income households in need of home energy conservation services.