Knowledge can help you sort through the claims and promises made by sellers to entice you to buy. Knowing some of the potential pitfalls of different ways of purchasing consumer items can help you decide the method you want to use to make your purchase and what you can do to protect yourself before you buy.
Advertising is the way that companies persuade us to buy their products or services. Knowing about some common advertising ploys and what is considered to be an unfair advertising practice can help.
Extra caution is required when buying goods from a private individual because these types of sellers are not covered by laws that protect consumers from unfair practices.
Shopping online offers benefits such as a wide selection of merchandise to choose from, but there are also potential pitfalls. Knowing what these are can help you avoid them.
Gift cards can seem like the perfect solution for that hard to buy for person. However before choosing one it is important to understand both the benefits of and the possible issues with gift cards.
When someone knocks on your door and tries to sell you something you do not always have time to consider the purchase and it can be hard to say no. For these reasons the law provides special protections when you are making a purchase at your door.
Consumers who choose to pre-pay some or all of the costs of funeral services or burial plots have certain protections and cancellation rights.
PLEA's Safety Planning Tool is designed to help people dealing with violent relationships by providing them with strategies to increase their safety. By answering anonymous and confidential questions about their situation people can create a safety plan specific to their situation and their needs.