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

Guides and Resources

  • Why we're seeing new grocery shortages, and what you can do

    Cities around the country are reporting empty grocery store shelves. But this isn’t like last time when basics like toilet paper and bread were nearly impossible to find. As we near the two-year mark of the pandemic, the impact on the food supply chain has only gotten more complex. We explain what’s going on, and offer some tips that can help you find what you need.

  • Another winter during COVID-19: How to stay safe and sound

    The holidays are over and winter is upon us again. The long and cold months ahead can feel like an eternity, especially during an ongoing pandemic. Here are some ways to keep your mind and body healthy as we head into a second COVID-19 winter.

  • 5 ways for you to better protect yourself in 2022

    January is often about New Year's resolutions. Whatever you want to call them, here are five ways you can better protect your information and your finances in 2022.

  • How to spot counterfeits while shopping online for gifts

    As the holidays draw near, and supply chain disruptions remain a common news story, many of us may worry about ordering gifts as quickly as possible. Most of us have experienced fast delivery when choosing to shop online, but when shopping, it’s important to be on the lookout for counterfeit products.


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