Information on frauds and scams, gift cards and fraud, retirement and estate planning advice.
Provides guidance in retirement planning, college affordability and personal finance.
Report scams and identity theft, check ratings and complaints on local businesses.
Government agency that protects consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and take action against companies that break the law. They arm people with the information, steps, and tools that they need to make smart financial decisions.
NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues. America’s News has over 3,600 sources around the country and over 190 image editions for titles such as the Providence Journal (2017-current) and Newport Daily News (2019-current).
Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Providence Journal (1981-current). Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
The Federal Trade Commission has created a Consumer Information resource called "...Pass It On" with a variety of articles, presentations, video and activities to help you start a conversation and pass on some information that could help someone you know. Topics include identity theft, imposter scams, charity scams, health care scams, home repair scams and more!
Whether you’re a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line. Remote access requires a Barrington Public Library card number starting with 21332.