Learn to avoid scams in the 2014 Consumer Action Handbook

The 2014 Consumer Action Handbook features tips and

The 2014 Consumer Action Handbook features tips and advice aimed at helping you make wise purchases and avoid falling victim to scam artists. (Credit: U.S. General Services Administration)

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Looking for a nonfiction read for the summer? One of the federal government's most popular publications is now available. The 2014 Consumer Action Handbook features tips and advice aimed at helping you make wise purchases and avoid falling victim to scam artists.

This year's 152-page edition also tackles issues of concern to older adults, including medical identity theft, and explains why you should have an estate plan.

Befitting the Internet age, there is a section on adding a clause to your will about your social and online media to ensure your digital assets are distributed according to your wishes.

The handbook also has more than 50 pages of contacts for federal, state and local agencies and consumer-protection organizations.

You can download a pdf of the handbook to your computer at nwsdy.li/cah-pdf or order a free printed copy at nwsdy.li/cah-print.

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