Order Your Free Copy of the Consumer Action Handbook

The 2014 edition of the Consumer Action Handbook has great tips so you can be a savvy consumer, and protect your hard-earned money. It helps you make smart purchases on big stuff like cars or a home. It explains what credit is, how it works, and how you can protect it. Use it as a guidebook for the consumer marketplace.

Order Your Free Copy

The Consumer Action Handbook is one of the most popular consumer publications from the federal government, and the 2014 edition is available now. You can order it for free, and it is available both in print and online.

For about 35 years the Handbook has offered advice and tips on everyday consumer matters. It even has information on very current topics like social media wills.

Share Your Story

USA.gov also just launched the "Thanks CAH" campaign to share stories they've received over the years about how the Consumer Action Handbook (CAH) has helped people in their daily lives. The goal of this campaign is to encourage people to learn more about ways to protect themselves as consumers so they are better prepared to face a difficult financial situation or be able to avoid them altogether.     

Get Your Questions Answered at a Live Hangout With GSA.gov

Consumer expert, Marietta Jelks will be taking questions from the public on anything consumer related during a Hangout on Tuesday, June 24 at 3pm EST.

To get the latest information on this campaign be sure to follow USA.gov on Twitter using #ThanksCAH, Facebook and our blog.

 

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