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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.

 

Monday, February 10, 2014

KNOW YOUR CARDS: Read ‘Paying with Plastic’

Consumer Action’s Know Your Card website offers resources for understanding the difference between plastic payment cards, such as credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards and gift cards. Our new fact sheet, “Paying with Plastic,” is an introduction to the topic.

 

Friday, January 31, 2014

EITC Awareness Day: Learn about the tax credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low-income, working taxpayers and families get more money back when they file their federal income tax return. This publication contains EITC guidelines for the 2013 tax year.

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

REMITTANCE RULES: We’ve updated ‘How to Send Money Home’

Many immigrants send some of their earnings to relatives and friends in their home countries. There are several ways to transfer money to recipients outside the U.S., and different types of financial services and products can help you with this task.

 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

DATA BREACH victim? Take these steps

Was your debit or credit card part of a data breach? Tips from Consumer Action, the National Consumer Law Center and U.S. PIRG.

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