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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

FREE TAX PREPARATION assistance for lower income and seniors

The IRS partners with a network of community organizations to offer free tax services at thousands of tax preparation sites around the country. These sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other convenient locations.


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

CONSUMER ACTION is hiring in Washington, DC

Consumer Action (www.consumer-action.org) is seeking an Associate for its Washington, DC-based National Priorities team. The Associate will telecommute (work from home) and must be based in Washington, DC or its suburbs.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CONSUMER GROUPS outline a ‘robust agenda’ for 2015

Eight of the nation’s leading consumer organizations called on President Obama and lawmakers to help “level the playing field for consumers” by supporting a comprehensive agenda for consumer rights.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WHAT DO THEY HAVE ON YOU? Check out our Specialty Consumer Reports project

Consumer Action has compiled information for consumers about “specialty consumer reports.” Like credit reports, these specialized consumer reports gather details about individuals to help companies predict a customer’s risk level to a business. But the existence of these “specialty” reports is not well known among consumers, who stand to lose the most if the reports contain errors or omissions.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CLASS ACTION DATABASE: You may be eligible for actions and settlements

Consumer Action maintains this listing of notable class actions so that interested consumers can learn more, join a pending action or make a claim.


Thursday, October 09, 2014

END FORCED ARBITRATION in consumer contracts: Sign our Petition

Consumer Action asks you to join us in calling on five of America’s biggest banks to stop employing arbitration clauses that prohibit consumers—but not these banks—from going to court to enforce their legal rights.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WARNING: Tread carefully with medical credit cards

In its new Medical Credit Card Survey, Consumer Action examined credit cards and loans that can be used to finance medical and dental bills and found many problems.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

NEW EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE! Veterans Financial Coalition

Consumer Action, AFCPE, the Consumer Federation of America and Visa Inc. joined forces to form the Veterans Financial Coalition dedicated to serving the financial education and consumer protection needs of veterans. Free materials include guides, videos, games and more.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

ENTREPRENEURS: Learn about your insurance needs

In this issue of Consumer Action News, our quarterly newsletter, we outline the business insurance needs of home-based businesses and microbusinesses.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SAVING STARTS HERE: Saving to Build Wealth

Our multilingual brochure offering information about the importance of saving, setting short- and long-term goals to promote saving, opening a savings account and ways to make your money grow faster, including certificates of deposit (CDs), individual retirement accounts (IRAs), U.S. Savings Bonds and college savings accounts.

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