Consumer Information

This page is a place where you can gain information on various groups that are available to assist consumers. Such information comes from places like the Federal Trade Commission, the IRS, the Better Business Bureau, and more.

Animals Issues:

101 Dog Training
1800-PetMeds® – Huge Savings and The Best Guarantee
All Breed Pedigree Query
American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB)
American Society for Prevention and Cruelty to Animals. (ASPCA)
American Veterinary Medical Association
Bengal Products Inc. – Premium Insecticides – Kill Bugs – Kill Insects
Best Friends Animal Society
Cesar Millan – Cesar Millan | Dog Training DVDs, Books, Dog Supplies. Articles & Video Tutorials
Clicker Training
Dog Breeders Using Our Directory, Pet Dogs In The US & Canada
Fanciers Breeder Referral List: Pedigreed cat breeders, purebred
Guardians of Rescue
Horse Breeder Directory – Horse Shows
Nixalite – Where the World Shops for Humane Bird and Animal Control
Not A Bully
Pest Control Products and Services Regional Directory
Pest World
Pet Finder
PetKey – Lost and Found Pet Recovery Database
PetsMart – Dog store, Reptile store, cat store, rabbit store, Pet directory
Shake-Away Organic repellent

Family Issues:

ABC Fundraising
Accessing Safety
Adoption, International, Domestic, Waiting Child, Baby, Infant, Open
AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services (ACCESS)
A.L. Schutzman Company • Quality Products and Dependable Service
American Association of Poison Control Centers
American Girl® Dolls
American Residential Warranty
American Television Alliance
Angie’s List – The Official Source for As Seen On TV Products
Aunt Bertha Resources Site
BabyCenter – Offers all types of background checks
Been Verified
Birth Injury Center
Blue Suit Mom – Advice to help executive working mothers balance work and family
Boy Scouts of America | Prepared. For Life.™ – Anti Bullying Training Centre
Bumble – Babysitters, Nannies, Child Care and Senior Home Care
Center for Nonviolent Communications – (CNVC) – The world’s platform for change
Christian Mingle – Christian Dating for Christian Singles – Join Free @ Christian Mingle
Country Meats – Free Printable Coupons, Grocery Coupons & Online Coupons
Craig’s List Classifieds – Jobs, Housing, Personals, For Sale, Services, Community, Events, Forums
Crime Doctor – Security expert advice for home, family, business, Chris McGoey, Security consultant, Security expert witness.
Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Mail Preference Service
Does It Really Work?™ | Answers for Concerned Shoppers
Double Good Popcorn: Fundraising Online and in Person – How-To Help and Videos – For Dummies
E-Home Recording Studio
Elite Singles
Families in Transition
Feeding America – Hunger-Relief Charity
For The People
Fund Raisers – Your Guide to Fund Raising
Gen HQ
Geni – Mold Solutions Getting Rid Of Dangerous Black Mold
Girl Scouts of the USA – GoFundMe: #1 for Crowdfunding & Fundraising Websites
Happy News
Healthy Child – Simple Steps to Create a Safe, Clean, Green Home for your Baby, Kids, and Family | Healthy Child Healthy World
Help Us Adopt
Holidays on the Net – Celebrations, Travel, Traditions, Recipes, Crafts, and EGreetings – Get Matched to Top-Rated Remodelers, Plumbers and More
Home Mods
Insurance Quotes Online – Free Auto Quotes & More. Save Money Fast!
It’s Just Lunch! (IJL) – The World’s #1 Matchmaking & Dating Service
K9s For Warriors – Service Therapy Companion Dogs for Military Veteran Patriots
Kids Health
Laws – Law, Lawyer, Attorney, Law Firms, Legal Information
Legacy Box
Legal Zoom
Licensed Contractors by State
Madam Alexander Doll Company
Make a Wish Foundation
Merging Vets and Players (MVP)
Military and Veteran Benefits, News, Veteran Jobs |
National Adoption Center: Adopt a Child
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
National Gardening Association (NGA) – Gardening Resources – National Gardening Association
National Safety Council
Otis Spunkmeyer: Baked Goods Without HFCS, Artificial …
Parenting resource page, parenting websites, parenting Newsgroups
Plenty of Fish – Adoption Information, Support, Child Photolistings, Articles and Resources
Random Acts of Kindness
Real Simple (Helpful Tips for Life Issues)
Recalls.Gov – Online Reputation Management
Rip Off Report
Second Rotation, Inc – Gazelle (forelectronics recycling and more)
Smart Home Index
Special Forces Association (SFA)
The Common Application – (Place where wood be college students can fill out and submit applications to several colleges at once)
The National Parenting Center
The Single Station
The TVBoss – Make The Rules. Know the ratings.
The World’s Finest Chocolate
Tim Wayne Medvetz – The Heroes Project
Titan TV – TV Listings, For JAWS users – This is not an easy site. You can get the same information by going to the web page of your local cable/satellite provider
Trust and Will
U.S. Consumer Protection
US Legal, Inc.
Wells Drew – Information for Lawyers
Wounded Warior Project


Accredited Debt Relief
American Bar Association (ABA)
American Association for Long Term Care Insurance (AALTC)
America’s Debt Help Center – America’s Debt Help Organization
Annual Credit Report
Bill Me Later
Credit Union (CU) National Finder
Credit Karma
Credit Repair | Improve Your Credit, Improve Your Life!
Credit Card Connections
Dave Ramsy Financial Advice
Debt Consolidation Reviews
Financial Literacy & Financial Education from Better Money Habits
False Profits
Find A Better Bank – Compare checking accounts at local banks and CUs
Freedom Financial Network, LLC
Free Grants for Veterans – From the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB). For Charities and Donors U.S. BBB
Grants for Native Americans
Guide Star – GuideStar nonprofit reports and Forms 990 for donors, grantmakers and businesses
In Charge, Debt Solutions, Inc.
Know Your Bank – Bank and Credit Union Information | Find and Compare Banks
Life Lock Inc. – Identity Theft Protection, Avoid ID & Credit Fraud
Mint Personal Finance Software |
Money Geek
Morning Star
Move Your Money
My Money
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)
National Foundation for Consumer Credit (NFCC)
Need Help Paying Bills
Pay Pal
Private Student Loan Consolidation | Cedar Ed Lending
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Sell My Annuity
Suze Orman – Internationally acclaimed personal finance expert
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
The Simple Dollar
Too Young To Retire – Retirement Planning for the 21sr Century
True Link Credit Services
Upstart Network, Inc. – Your Path to Government Benefits
Bureau of Alcohol Tabacco Fire Arms and Explosives (ATF) – ATF Online, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Democratic National Committee (DNC)
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Labor (DOL)
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Elections Commission
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Trade Commission
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
Government Technology: State & Local Government News Articles
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
National Do Not Call Registry
National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Transportation Safety Board
Register To Vote
Republican National Committee (RNC)
Retirement Business Ideas
The United States Federal Government
The White House
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
U.S. Copyright Office
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs
U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO)
U.S. Government Telephone and E-mail Directories |
U.S. Senate

Home and Gardening: – DIY Home Repair & Home Improvement Guides: Learn How to Make Repairs and Improvements Around Your Home
All Recipes
ClenAir – PurCool Tablets
Copykat Recipes – Popular Restaurant Recipes You Can Make At Home
Dinner Spinner
Genius Kitchen – Recipes, Food Ideas And Videos – Get Matched to Top-Rated Remodelers, Plumbers and More
JR Peters Inc. – Finest in Water Soluble Fertilizers
National Gardening Association (NGA) – Gardening Resources – National Gardening Association
Office of Community Services (OCS) | The Administration for Children and Families
Smart Home Index
Taste of Home
The Scotts Company, LLC
The Webtender – Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes and Bartending Guide
What’s Cooking America

Realty and Moving:

American Home Shield (AHS)
Apartment Guide
Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco)
Apartment List – More than 2 Million Apartments for Rent
Apartment Movers – Over 400,000 local moves completed by
Apartment Ratings
Apartment Wealth Info
Azuma Leasing – Washer and Dryer Rentals / Appliance Rentals
Bell Partners Inc. – Bell Partners – Real Estate Investment and Management
Canyon View Capital
Case & Associates Properties, Inc.
CLK Properties, LLC
Community Associations Institute (CAI)
Del Webb New Homes
Edwin B. Raskin Company
Freeman Webb Company
Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC – Real Estate Management – Development – Construction – Greystar
International Timeshare Network
Maxus Properies, Inc.
Mission Rock Residential
MLp Properties, LLC – Real Estat Made Easy
National Apartment Association (NAA)
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
National Property Management Associates (NPMA), Inc
NTS Development Company – Apartment Rentals, Commercial Properties & More – NTS Development
Office of Community Services (OCS) | The Administration for Children and Families
Property Management Companies –
PulteGroup, Inc. – Welcome
RAM Partners LLC
Realty and Housing
Rental Assistance Programs | Help With Rent | Rent Assistance | Emergency Rental Housing Assistance
RichSmith Development, LLC
RREFA Residential
Schumacher Homes
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Tips for Breaking Contracts:

It is sad, but sometimes contractual disputes happen both personally and professionally. Here are some general tips to help you get started with this process of ending a contract…

  • Keep original documentation relating to an agreement you made.
  • Document problems that arise and what steps, if any, were taken to resolve an issue at hand. If issues are not resolved to your satisfaction, be prepared and persistent in going up the proper chain of command.
  • Be firm but civil in stating your case for leaving a company.
  • If needing further assistance, seek counsel in your next steps for proceeding with a contractual breakup. This includes talking to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), a lawyer, reading articles, and talking to your personal/professional contacts for advice. Make notes on their feedback as well.
  • More information can be found at
    and searching for such things as ending contracts with your cell phone/TV provider and/or ending business contracts. You can also research and find other useful resources online to further assist you. Good luck to you in this challenging endeavor.
  • Remember that all change has some pros and cons. You must decide what is most important to you. For instance, provider A might offer unlimited everything, but coverage is spotty at best. Provider B might only carry a channel in HD verses both SD and HD due to a contractual agreement with a specified channel, Lifetime for instance.
  • Switching is not necessarily the answer, as all every provider has disputes with TV networks. You have to decide what you can accept and cannot accept from your current provider.
  • It is worth noting that some TV channels are public information/access; thus, they choose to pay a provider to get their programming on the air. Examples of this include UP, formerly GMC, and INSP or the Inspiration Network. Larger channels ask the TV provider to pay a certain amount to receive programs, whereas the smaller channels, like UP pay the provider to carry their network.
  • Hopefully one day, disputes between TV providers and networks will be a thing of the past. Consumers, too, will perhaps have more choice in how they receive their programming services.
  • Weigh all options carefully when trying to reach a decision. Do this always, whether dealing with personal and business contracts, or in handling daily life issues. Thoroughly research all possibilities by talking with trustworthy others, or through other formats such as the Internet or print media.

Transportation Services:

American Automobile Association (AAA) – Insurance & Travel – AAA
American Public Transportation Association
Canadian TaxiCab Association Carpool / Rideshare Community
Lyft Inc
Public Transportation (in your area)
TaxiCab, Limoisine, & Paratransit Association
Yellow Cab USA – Transportation And Accommodations Nationwide Directory : Yellow Cab USA : Accommodations Miami : FT Lauderdale Taxi : San Diego Taxi : Miami Taxi : West Palm Beach Taxi

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