In this section, Consumer Action offers comprehensive articles on a variety of topics from partners and free-lance contributors. We have carefully selected the content on these pages to complement our own material.
App offers consumers a way to see and control data collection
Online Privacy Shield by MyPermissions, a free download from the Google Play Store, searches and scans your mobile device for apps that have access to your personal data. Read: App offers consumers a way to see and control data collection
10 new health insurance freebies
Health insurance reform requires new plans to provide preventive care at no cost. Find out which tests and treatments now are free.
Read: 10 new health insurance freebies
How to score a free credit score
New legislation that takes effect in July allows many consumers to get a free credit score, not just a credit report. Read: How to score a free credit score
Four types of life insurance that are a waste of money
This article contains suggestions about how to save money when you purchase life insurance.
Read: Four types of life insurance that are a waste of money
Eight spring insurance hazards: Are you covered?
Check that your standard insurance policies cover these eight spring-time hazards. Read: Eight spring insurance hazards: Are you covered?
Don’t get bamboozled by cheap insurance prices
Buying low-priced insurance can be a costly mistake if you end up in one of these four situations. Read: Don’t get bamboozled by cheap insurance prices
Escaping an upside down car loan
An "upside down" car loan means that you owe more than the current value of the vehicle. Here are some tips for car owners who find themselves in this frustrating but common situation. Read: Escaping an upside down car loan
Is car insurance medical coverage a rip-off?
Wonder what personal injury protection (PIP) coverage means? This article explains the pros and cons of this common auto coverage. Read: Is car insurance medical coverage a rip-off?
The secret world of disastrous cars
Sometimes cars damaged by floods or accidents end up back on a dealer's lot. How can you avoid buying a used car with serious—even life-threatening—hidden damage? Read: The secret world of disastrous cars
Health care reform evaders: How the uninsured will be caught
When healthcare reform is fully implemented in 2014, everyone will be required to have health insurance coverage. This article outlines the rules and regulations that will be used to enforce mandatory health insurance coverage. Read: Health care reform evaders: How the uninsured will be caught
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