Tag: buying

April showers bring May flowers. April also is a good time to plant seeds for a financially fit future. After all, April is Financial Literacy Month.

Seeds of information from the Federal Trade Commission are free. They include...

I enjoy reading magazines related to my hobbies, for trends and inspiration. But sometimes I get overwhelmed by renewal notices. Keeping track of the expiration dates for my magazine subscriptions can get confusing, especially when I get multiple...

Do you have faux fur on your holiday wish list – maybe a jacket, hat or throw? It turns out that some faux fur is actually real fur, but manufacturers and retailers say it’s fake. And misleading people is against the law.

Both the federal...

If you’re doing business with a car dealer that advertises 100-plus-point inspections for its used cars, you’d expect the dealer to make it clear if some of those cars had open recalls for safety defects, right?

Dealers should make it...

The FTC enforces the Contact Lens Rule, which gives you the right to get your contact lens prescription from your eye doctor – whether you ask for it or not – at no extra charge. This right also is known as the automatic prescription release...

If you’re in the market for a used car, but don’t know where to begin, the FTC welcomes you to its new webpage, ftc.gov/usedcars.

The page is chock-full of free information on everything from comparing cars, costs, and warranties and...

Before you start shopping for a used car, do some homework. It may save you serious money. Consider your driving habits, what the car will be used for, and your budget. Research models, options, costs, repair records, safety tests, and mileage...

Halloween is right around the corner. And if you’re looking to top off your costume by wearing cosmetic contact lenses, read on.

Cosmetic contacts – also known as costume or decorative contact lenses – can change the way your eye looks...

Buying a car can be exciting, but what if there are strings attached? Some buyers told us that they financed a car through a dealership, signed a contract, and drove the car home, only to be told that the financing didn't go through and they had...

Get the Vehicle’s History

How can I learn a vehicle’s history?

Visit the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) website, vehiclehistory.gov, to get a vehicle history report with title, insurance loss, and salvage...

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