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About Me:
Cleo Manuel

I’m a 40-something mom and long time consumer advocate. My first job out of college was working for Ralph Nader’s Critical Mass Energy Project. After that, I went on to work for the National Consumers League, where my work as an advocate got me invited to be a guest on Oprah… twice! I am currently a full time wife, mother, and part time consumer advocate and consultant, serving on the board of directors of two consumer organizations. I decided to start this blog because I enjoy sharing consumer tips and information…and as a fellow mommy-blogger said, as an excuse not to clean my house.

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Links

Favorite blogs:

static.uspirg.org/consumer/
savvyconsumer.wordpress.com/
www.consumersunion.org/scribbler/
www.mrconsumer.com/

Favorite Web sites (in no particular order)

www.marylandconsumers.org
www.thesimpledollar.com/
www.consumerman.com/
www.ftc.gov
www.cpsc.gov

Tip sheets for consumers

Credit Cards: 2009 Credit Card Survey
Consumer Action’s survey is a great resource.
Fraud information: www.fraud.org/
The National Consumers League’s website dedicated to stopping fraud.
Identity Theft: FTC Microsite
Great website to help consumers understand how to prevent ID theft, also what to do if you are a victim of this fraud.

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