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The Military Consumer Toolkit for Personal Financial Managers and other counselors

The Military Consumer Toolkit for Personal Financial Managers and other counselors Military life comes with transitions. Each relocation, promotion, and change in duty status brings the need to make money-related decisions. Servicemembers’ financial decisions can have long-term effects on their… Continue Reading

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FDIC Consumer Newsletter Highlights New Rules and Tips for Mortgage Borrowers

FDIC Consumer Newsletter Highlights New Rules and Tips for Mortgage Borrowers Other Topics Include Information About Being Turned Down for a Checking Account and Using Social Media to Connect With Your Bank For anyone thinking about buying a home or… Continue Reading

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FTC’s New Home for Consumer Information

The FTC’s New Home for Consumer Information The FTC has moved its online consumer resources. The new location is www.consumer.ftc.gov. See Website image below. What’s different? The site is dynamic and integrates a slew of features, including videos and games, better search results,… Continue Reading

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FDIC Money Guide for Young Adults and Teens

FDIC Money Guide for Young Adults and Teens Special Edition of Consumer Newsletter Also Features Ideas to Help Prepare Children for Financial Independence The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)  published a collection of simple, practical tips for young adults and… Continue Reading

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FTC Videos on YouTube

The Federal Trade Commissioner ((FTC) has a great selection of consumer YouTube videos on various topics, including dealing with debt collectors, filing a complaint with the FTC, avoiding foreclosure, and your annual credit report. Check some of the FTC’s videos:… Continue Reading

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FDIC Consumer Newsletter Offers Strategies for Building a Better Financial Future

The FDIC’s Consumer News Fall 2011 edition was released today… FDIC Consumer Newsletter Offers Strategies for Building a Better Financial Future Consumers have important decisions to make when it comes to managing money and saving for their future, particularly in a… Continue Reading

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Working Paper: Beyond Barriers Designing Attractive Savings Accounts for Lower-Income Consumers

“Building on lessons learned from these pilot efforts, this paper presents an analysis of product features to be considered in designing attractive saving accounts for lower-income consumers.” New America Foundation released a working paper this week: Beyond Barriers – Designing Attractive… Continue Reading

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New and Improved OnGuardOnline Website – FTC

  FTC Announces New and Improved OnGuardOnline Website Want to know more about Internet safety and security? Visit the new and improved OnGuardOnline.gov for practical tips and resources on how to be safe, secure and responsible online. Created through a… Continue Reading

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Holly Petraeus Discusses Consumer Scams – NCPW

The following article was originally published on the CFPB website. Consumer Scams Written by Holly Petraeus Since this is National Consumer Protection Week, it seems appropriate to give you a few tips about how to protect yourself from scams. Here… Continue Reading