Government Freebies

The items below are a sampling of the free publications from the US Government just for the asking. These are available via USPS or you can download them to you computer.

2014 Consumer Action Handbook: Use the Consumer Action Handbook (CAH) to get help with consumer purchases, problems and complaints. Find consumer contacts at hundreds of companies and trade associations, local, state, and federal government agencies, national consumer organizations, and more.

4 Basic Steps to Food Safety at Home: Clean, cook, keep apart, chill: Follow these four easy rules to keep food from spoiling and causing people to get sick

Check your Credit Report:  Free ways to check your credit report to find and fix mistakes, update your information, and guard against identity theft.

Cosmetics Facts and Information: Provides guidelines for using cosmetics safely, including products made with AHA, alpha hydroxyl acid. Tells when to throw away a product.

Disaster Checklist: This is a checklist to help consumers gather the financial information they would need after an emergency. It contains spaces for account information and customer service numbers as well as checklists of other important documents they should have in case of an emergency.

Gift Cards, Know Terms and Rules: This brochure explains the rights consumers have when it comes to gift cards. It also explains what to do if you give or get gift cards.

Have a Mortgage? This detailed booklet helps consumers understand the federal rules that protect them as they manage their current mortgage. It can be downloaded and printed from your computer.

Health Scams: Health fraud can cause pain and suffering, and cost you money. Learn to recognize scams before you get taken. Includes examples of typical claims to watch out for.

How to Become President of the United States Poster

Saving and Investing for Students: A primer to help students get started on a long-term financial plan. This helpful booklet covers the basics by explaining different types of financial products, the realities of risk, why some investments make money and others don’t.

Specialty Credit Reports: Consumers may not know about all the specialty credit reporting agencies collecting information about them. This consumer advisory instructs consumers that these agencies exist and that they have the right to get free reports every 12 months.

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