Consumer Tips

For more than 40 years, U.S. PIRG Education Fund has alerted the public to risks to their health, safety and financial security. And, we empower people to avoid these dangers and protect themselves. Below are some of our most frequently requested resources and now we're adding new ones regularly.

Consumer Tips Video Guides

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Guides and Resources

  • Dealing with the Texas storm: Protect yourself, your home and your finances

    Here are some tips to help consumers protect themselves during and after a disaster, including how to spot possible opportunists, bad deals and con-artists.

  • Gift cards are a popular holiday purchase, but be careful this year

    COVID-19 could push more stores and restaurants out of business soon.

  • 20 Questions to Ask Your Nursing Home during COVID

    Whether you have a loved one currently in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, or whether you’re shopping for one, you should arm yourself with a list of questions to gauge how safe the environment is. Here’s a guide to those questions, and the answers you should expect.

  • Responding to the crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge for our country, threatening our health, wellbeing and democracy. Now more than ever, we need to work together to ensure that our government has a coordinated, strategic response to safeguard the public’s health, protect consumers from emerging dangers and ensure people can still participate fully in our democracy.

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