Consumers Can't Live Without the Free Newsletter, "Really Good Info"
By: © Elisabeth Lawrence
"Really Good Info" (www.reallygoodinfo.com), a free monthly
newsletter that is emailed to everyone who subscribes, is giving Americans
kernels of vital information. "Most people don't know how to save thousands
of dollars on their credit card bills, the top five secrets that will help
their children raise their grades, or the five critical steps they should
immediately take if they have a traffic accident," says Brad Lakin, an
attorney specializing in consumer rights and the President of The Lakin Law
Firm in Wood River, IL.
"Between television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet, Americans are
bombarded with information," says Lakin. "The question becomes, how do you
sift through information overload and find the nuggets of information that
can make the difference between living a good life and living a great life?"
Lakin continues, "Really Good Info answers questions that affect everyone's
lives, like how to save money and how to have better relationships. Our
goal is not to provide in depth investigative pieces, but rather to offer
expert advice on topics from health and fitness to finance and consumer
purchases." With insider information on how to protect yourself against
consumer rip-offs, how to keep you and your loved ones safe, and how to
bring more enjoyment into your life, Lakin views "Really Good Info" as a
public service that gives readers both food for thought and readily
accessible information they can implement immediately.
"Really Good Info" covers a wide range of topics. For example, the free
newsletter reveals that buying a car during certain times of the year can
save the consumer thousands of dollars. Readers embrace information about
the single most important weight loss strategy they can implement and the
steps they can take in order to lower their credit card interest rates.
Likewise, "Really Good Info" provides tips on the five secrets that will
help readers' children improve their grades, and the first five steps to
take if the reader is ever in a car accident. Advice on career advancement,
relationship success, and consumer law is also incorporated into issues of
"Really Good Info," making the free newsletter a quick and useful read.
Lakin's interest in providing consumers with a free monthly newsletter is
an extension of his legal work as a consumer advocate. During the past
year, for example, Lakin won a $43 million verdict against the Ford Motor
Company on behalf of his clients, John and Dora Jablonski. Both were badly
injured when their Lincoln Town Car burst into flames after a wrench in the
Jablonskis' trunk punctured the fuel tank during a rear end collision.
Lakin explains that the Lincoln Town Car, like the Grand Marquis and Crown
Victoria, is designed with a vertical behind the axle fuel tank. Because it
is located in the rear crush zone, there is an increased risk of fire in
rear end collisions. "We contended that this design feature has been linked
to numerous deaths and that Ford knew this design was dangerous yet took no
action to protect the public."
The Lakin Law Firm specializes in a variety of consumer practice areas,
including nursing home abuse and neglect, personal injury, workers
compensation, and railroad and maritime injuries. "Really Good Info" is
simply a reflection of Brad Lakin's conviction that consumers need to be
informed in order to protect themselves and their loved ones and to live
a great life.
© 2006 Elisabeth Lawrence