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Consumer Reports – Natick cardholders only
Reviews of cars, appliances, electronics, and thousands of other products.

Morningstar – Natick cardholders only Tutorial Video Tutorials
Get current information on stocks, mutual funds, and more. Use consumer finance tools to guide your investments and savings.

Recommended Websites

Car Shopping

Crash Test Results

Dealer Rater
Car dealer reviews written by consumers.

Edmunds
Car values, reviews, and buying guides.

Fueleconomy.gov
Compare car fuel economy, environmental impact, and safety.

Kelley Blue Book
New and used car values and reviews.

NADA Guide to New and Used Car Prices

Consumer Help & Learning

Better Business Bureau
Read business reviews or suggest a business to be investigated.

Charity Navigator
Check a charity’s financial health, accountability, and transparency.

Consumer Action
Information on consumer topics and a help desk that provides advice about consumer complaints.

Consumer Assistance Office Metrowest
Free information and mediation for Metrowest consumers who have complaints with businesses.

Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Information
Learn to avoid scams and protect your privacy.

Fraud.org
Learn about scams or file a complaint.

Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations
Online consumer services, consumer tips, and news.

Mass Save
Energy efficiency help for homes and businesses.

Mass.gov: Consumer Protection

Finance

Annual Credit Report
Request a free annual credit report.

Bank Rate Monitor
Compare financial institution interest rates and other data.

LongTermCare.gov
Learn to plan for the costs of long-term care.

MyMoney.Gov
Information and tools to help manage your money.

Nerd Wallet Investing
Tools to compare financial products and cost of living.

Product and Drug Reviews and Safety

CNET
Technology product news and reviews.

GoodGuide
Product ratings to help you make informed decisions about product safety and impact.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Learn about recalls, get safety tips, learn about regulations, or report an unsafe product.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: For Consumers
Learn about recalls, health, and news.

U.S. Health & Human Services: Household Products Database
Learn about product ingredients and safety.