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Consumer & Finance

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Library Resources

Access these resources with your library card.

Consumer Reports – Natick cardholders only
Provides ratings and recommendations on cars, appliances, electronics, and thousands of other products under the categories of Home and Garden, Babies and Kids, Money, and Food.

D&B Million Dollar Database – Natick cardholders only
Complete coverage on all businesses in the U.S. and Canada with business profiles on firms in over 200 countries worldwide.

Morningstar – Natick cardholders only Tutorial [PDF] Video Tutorials
Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, NASDAQ stocks,thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating and much more. Consumer finance tools help to guide your investments and savings.

Suggested Websites

Car Shopping

Crash Test Results

Dealer Rater
Car dealer reviews written by consumers.

Car values, reviews, and buying guides.
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.
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. Consumer Protection


Annual Credit Report
Request a free annual credit report.

Bank Rate Monitor
Compare financial institution interest rates and other data.
Learn to plan for the costs of long-term care.

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

Technology product news and reviews.

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.