National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week

Ok, I am a little late on this one, but last week was National Consumer Protection Week, sponsored by a network of Federal, state, local, and non-profit organizations. But, the topics discussed, ranging from healthcare to investing, are pertinent for more than just a week of your life.

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Credit: www.ncpw.org

The site’s information is an excellent resource for many of the topics I cover on this blog. Long time readers know that I am huge advocate for customer service and consumer rights. For example, I have discussed how online chats and Twitter are excellent consumer protection tools. When something doesn’t go right with a company, don’t get mad, get even.

Consumer protection and saving money

Protecting consumers also means protecting wallets, and I am always on the look out for ways to do that as well. For example, today in my inbox, I was reminded of the price tracker I set up using Trackif and Amazon. I have been testing out a really boring purchase, razors, to see how the price fluctuates over time. It has. Since beginning my tracking, the razor price has increased from $10.93 to $11.99, but is still off of its high tracked price of $14.83 that is shown in its price history.

I encourage you to visit the National Consumer Protection Week site, and share with me in the comments what other topics you’d like to see discussed.

 

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