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Consumer Information

The Better Business Bureau
Consumer Affairs
Consumer Information Center - from the US government
Consumer Reports Online - subscription required
Consumer Search - from, includes product reviews - is the nation's leading aggregator for car and home insurance and provides online quotes for all insurance companies, including smaller under represented companies

Consumer Safety -

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The Simple Dollar - Personal Finance

Recalls and alerts from  a premier resource for anyone involved in elder care  Grandfolk provides guidance on senior lifestyle, products, and services

FirstGov for Consumers
Minnesota Attorney General
National Charities Information
National Do Not Call Registry

State of Wisconsin Consumer Information

Wisconsin Office of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer ProtectionWisconsin Attorney GeneralWisconsin's No Call - stop unwanted telemarketing
Wisconsin's Lemon Law
Wisconsin Tenant Resource Center

Drug Center  Drug Center is an independent organization providing information and guidance to consumers affected by defective drugs and medical devices
Tobacco Free Life

RX Resources

The Mortgage Report

Moving Help Guide



Free DMV practice tests
Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guide
Kelley Blue Book Prices
N.A.D.A. Price Guides

Health and Wellness

Affordable Care Act Information
Quitday - resources to help you quit smoking
American Cancer Society
Consumer Health and Human Services Information -Trusted guide to mental, emotional & social health

The Mayo Clinic Health Information from the Mayo Clinic
from the National Library of Medicine, a great resource

Mesothelioma Guide - advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses

NetWellness Health Information from Ohio State University

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging
Senior Care  Wisconsin's Prescription Drug Assistance Program
Exercise and Fitness as You Age
Strength Training for Older Adults
United States CDC - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Health Databases at Ebsco (for Wisconsin residents)
Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network

A Substance Abuse Guide for Parents from


Magazine article databases on BadgerLink
Atlantic Unbound | The Atlantic Monthly
Congressional Quarterly Inc
Consumer Reports Online
Good Housekeeping
Harper's Magazine
JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association
Maclean's Magazine
Money Online

Motor Trend ONLINE
Mother Jones
The Wire
MS Magazine
The Nation Digital

National Geographic

The New Republic
People Online
Reader's Digest World
The Saturday Evening Post
Smithsonian Magazine
The World & I magazine
U.S. News Online


Newspaper article databases at BadgerLink
USNPL - US Newspaper List
Eau Claire Leader Telegram
Madison CapitalTimes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The New York Times
St. Paul Pioneer-Press
USA Today

The Wall Street Journal

TV Stations

TPT 2 - Twin Cities Public Television
WPT 28 - Wisconsin Public Television

TV Networks


Senior Resources

Techboomers  Free videos and article tutorials on how to use popular websites like Netflix, Amazon and Gmail as well as various social networks. Especially geared towards baby boomer and senior learners.

AARP American Association of Retired Persons
ICMA - Retirement services to public sector employees 
Medicare Homepage
Social Security Homepage
Medicare Rights Center A Nonprofit Organization devoted to insuring Medicare Rights
MySeniorCare - an online resource connecting families with a nationwide network of pre-screened, qualified senior care providers

National Coucil on Aging
National Council of Senior Citizens A nonprofit activist organization dedicated to senior and retirement issues
NRTA National Retired Teachers Association
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Senior Corps Helps people age 55 and older find service opportunities through the Corporation for National and Community Service
Volunteer Match

Telephone and People Search

Switchboard Home Page
Yahoo's People Search
Reverse Telephone Directory

College and University

FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Accredited Schools Online

Guide to Online Degrees from Not-for-Profit Schools