Clark Howard is consumer advisor, & talk radio host (site). Apparently from quickly looking at the site, you can freely download the show as mp3 podcasts as well. I barely know Howard's work, I just caught a few minutes on the car radio. Howard seems very insightful on many consumer topics.
Of course, we don't get any education on house mortgages, insurance, etc. Also, many of these companies are buying off politicians, so that they don't adequately regulate them. Organizations like Clark Howard or Consumer Reports are the only voices with good advice for the consumer.