Bug Book--the FDA's guide to food-borne bacteria. Describes
each organism and its effects and probable sources.
provider of vehicle
history information. very good.
Charity Reports --
collects and distributes information on hundreds of nonprofit
organizations that solicit nationally or have national or international
program services. It provides what percentage of funds given go to
administrative costs and how much to the intended benefits. It also
provides tips on wise giving.
CNet has moved its hardware and software reviews to this site.
Law Briefings--from National Consumer Law Center, on such topics as telemarketing scams, reverse mortgages,
arguing with utility companies over disputed bills, the buy-or-lease
decision, etc. Under Initiatives.
Product Ratings--not only gives info about different brands of
virtually any consumer product, it also charts comparisons between
Reports Online--they'd still like you to subscribe, but many
of their product evaluations and comparisons are available here, as
well as a manufacturer locator and info about product recalls.
Web Watch-- investigates; informs; and hopes to improve the
credibility of information published on the World Wide Web.
Food Finder-- Choose your fast food restaurant, choose your
menu item, and find out all the nutritional information on it.
a collection of calculation tools to figure all kinds of personal
finance decisions: calculate your IRA, figure out how to decrease your
spending, figure how much life insurance you need, decide whether to
lease or purchase a car, and lots more.
IVR Cheat Sheet -- this is
a neat site that tells you the phone number and how to most quickly
reach a human being of all sorts of corporations and retail and
MySavings -- free with
registration, this site provides a "comprehensive
directory of brand name free samples, printable grocery coupons, online
coupons, free stuff and freebies, and other discounts and deals."
provides FAQs and a legal encyclopedia. Searchable. Covers
22 law topics.
Vote Smart--a comprehensive bi-partisan, objective political information site. Find out
where your polling place is, how to register to vote, who
the canditates are, how they voted, what their stand on issues actually are, as well as up-to-date
biographical and contact information. Sort of like a consumer's guide to politicians in your area.
Just the facts.
Watch--the consumers' guide to health fraud and quackery.
Safer Car -- U.S. government's one-stop shopping center for
ratings on tires, airbags, rollover ratings, defects and recalls.
Safety Fact Sheet --
"resource guides, over 80 topics, offering stats, tips, and suggestions
for making your life safer. From the National Safety Council.
Consumer Gateway--6 government agencies have pooled their
consumer information and made it easily accessible in this one handy
Nutrient Base--another program that will analyze the complete
nutritional content of any food item.
Vehix.com--an excellent site for all automobile purchases, new and used. One can get the specifics on individual cars for price, safety, lemon,
recalls and crash test results and compares different makes and models. It also locates used cars of your choice of make and model
in your local area.