Student Web Links
Consumer Education & Financial Literacy
American Automobile Association
Travel information as well as advice about purchasing and maintaining vehicles, traffic safety, and auto insurance.
(The) American Council on Consumer Interests
Membership organization for academics and other professionals involved in consumer and family economics.
Better Business Bureau
National umbrella system that encourages positive relationships between businesses and consumers and serve to protect consumers. Consumer tips and alerts and links to local offices.
Consumer Action Website
Advice and a directory of consumer resources provided by the Federal Citizen Information Center.
Consumer Federation of America
Advocacy, education, and membership services to consumers.
Links to a broad range of federal resources for consumers.
Consumer advocacy group and publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. Information on such issues as health care, money, and food and product safety.
Direct Marketing Association
Organization for direct marketers; the site provides a Consumer Assistance section.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Division of U.S. Department of Energy; information on how consumers can reduce their use of natural gas and electricity.
FDA Consumer Magazine
Offers new and indepth information on how to get and stay healthy; reports on current FDA activities to ensure that products regulated by the FDA are fit to use.
Federal Citizen Information Center
Text versions of hundreds of consumer publications
Official U.S. government gateway for information and resources for citizens, businesses, and governments.
Teen Consumer Scrapbook
Students at Ellensburg High School and the Washington State Attorney General's Office provides information in seven categories of consumer awareness.
U.S. Census Bureau
A division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, compiles and provides all statistics related to U.S. Census.
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Consumer information that explains all services provided by this agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Children's Advertising Review Unit
Operated by the Council of the Better Business Bureaus, reviews advertising, promotional material, and online privacy practices that affect children.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Federal agency that protects the public against unreasonable risk of injury and death from consumer products.
Council on Environmental Quality
Coordinates federal environmental efforts and works toward the development of environmental policies and initiatives.
Environmental Protection Agency
Develops programs to protect human health and safeguard air, water, and land.
Federal Communications Commission
Regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.
Federal Trade Commission
Enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws; includes a consumer protection page covering a variety of consumer topics.
Provided by the National Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the site offers extensive health information and links to other reliable sources.
National Association of Attorneys General
Facilitates interaction among the Attorneys General of all fifty states; a Consumer Corner page includes warnings about fraudulent practices and scams.
National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators
Government agencies providing consumer services, such as legal advice, mediation, enforcement of regulations, and public education.
National Committee for Quality Assurance
Information about the quality of managed care plans, as well as accreditation for plans that meet NCQA standards.
National Consumer Law Center
Provides advocacy on consumer law issues.
National Consumers League
Nonprofit advocacy group that identifies, protects, represents, and advances the economic and social interests of consumers and workers.
National Council Against Health Fraud
Private, nonprofit, voluntary health agency that focuses on health misinformation, fraud, and quackery as public health problems.
National Crime Prevention Council
Created to help people prevent crime and build safer, more caring communities.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, provides vehicle recall information and testing results, driving and traffic safety information, regulations and standards, and research and development regarding injuries and fatalities.
National Institutes of Health
The federal agency for medical research, provides information on diseases and therapies.
National Park Service ParkNet
Pages devoted to history, nature, park guides, and education.
Natural Resources Conservation Services
Part of the USDA, assists Americans with conservation of natural resources
A guide to health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.
Stay Safe Online
Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, offers tips, educational material, and other resources for online security.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Consumer section includes information on fair housing, homebuyers' rights, tenants' rights, and healthy homes.
U.S. Department of Labor
Main page provides links to many topics of interest for workers and employers.
U.S. Department of Transportation
Provides information about transportation on a national level and also links to individual states' DOTs, including traffic and road conditions.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
For protection against discrimination in the workplace, offers information about how to identify discriminatory practices, how to file charges, mediation, and other workplace issues.
An initiative of the U.S. Department of Labor, designed to educate teens, parents, educators, and employers on federal and state rules regarding young workers and workplace safety.
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American Savings Education Council
A coalition of private and public sector institutions that works to raise public awareness about ensuring long-term personal financial independence.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Central bank of the United States oversees the banking industry, and through it, the government controls interest rates and the money supply; includes a Consumer Information page.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that provides a comprehensive analysis of the economy, affecting monetary policy, tax and budget projections, and business investment plans.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Within the U.S. Department of Labor, the principle fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
Bureau of the Public Debt
Division of the U.S. Treasury, provides information about savings bonds, T-bills, and other securities, as well as information regarding the national debt.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
Professional regulatory organization that fosters professional standards in personal financial planning.
Economic Policy Institute
Seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.
Employee Benefits Security Administration
A U.S. Department of Labor program that protects the integrity of pensions, health plans, and other employee benefits of U.S. workers.
It All Adds Up
A site developed for youth by the National Council on Economic Education; includes online games and simulations in all areas of financial management.
Developed by the National Consumer League, an annual national competition that tests the financial savvy of teens in grades 9 through 12.
National Council on Economic Education
A nonprofit partnership of education, industry, and labor created to promote students' understanding of economic principles; site includes online lessons.
Social Security Online
Site of the Social Security Administration includes a link to goes to Kid's Place for stories and games.
Standard & Poor's
Division of The McGraw-Hill Companies that provides independent financial analysis, including ratings of insurance companies.
The Investor's Clearinghouse
Provides information about investments and financial markets; includes a savings calculator and game for young investors.
Offers a savings bond calculator and online purchasing service.
U.S. Department of Education
Provides a Student Guide to Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Provides extensive investor information, including interactive tools, such as mutual fund and retirement calculators.
United States Postal Service
Provides online services to order stamps, look up rates and fees, calculate postage, track packages, and pay bills online.
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