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Making a major purchase or using credit can be a confusing and overwhelming experience, especially if you’re contemplating these decisions for the first time.

The Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Unit has designed this website as a comprehensive resource to help you make wise decisions – whether you’re buying a car, getting your first house or apartment, applying for credit, or trying to manage your money. Follow ConsumerEd to learn more about these important topics.

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