As we begin the New Year, you should commit to being a better consumer. Too often our hard-earned dollars are frittered away on bad deals, over-priced contracts and sometimes just out-and-out fraud.
But a consumer who does research, keeps up with both the latest deals and the latest dirty tricks and makes slow, determined decisions usually ends up a winner. This takes work and time — and the bigger the dollars involved, the more effort should be made.
Fortunately, there are many tools available to help you along the way. Here are 14 of the best places to check before you make a consumer decision, as well as places to go when things go awry. Keep this handy for 2014.
If none of these groups help and you have a consumer question or problem to unravel, feel free to contact me.