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 shopping for a mortgage, the Fall 2013 issue of FDIC Consumer News features an overview of important rules . . . → Read More: FDIC Consumer Newsletter Highlights New Rules and Tips for Mortgage Borrowers
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, and a blog. The information has been streamlined to highlight actionable, practical tips about a wide range of . . . → Read More: FTC’s New Home for Consumer Information
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 teens on saving, managing money, and avoiding financial scams. This special edition of the agency’s quarterly FDIC Consumer . . . → Read More: FDIC Money Guide for Young Adults and Teens
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:
Dealing with Debt Collectors
Annual Credit Report.com
. . . → Read More: FTC Videos on YouTube
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 tough economy when every dollar counts. To help consumers make choices based on practical information from reliable sources, . . . → Read More: FDIC Consumer Newsletter Offers Strategies for Building a Better Financial Future
“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 Savings Accounts for Lower-Income Consumers. The paper was written by Pamela Chan, a Senior Policy Analyst with . . . → Read More: Working Paper: Beyond Barriers Designing Attractive Savings Accounts for Lower-Income Consumers
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 partnership of 16 federal agencies led by the Federal Trade Commission, it’s a great source of free information . . . → Read More: New and Improved OnGuardOnline Website – FTC
The following article was originally published on the CFPB website.
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 are a few things that I’ve told to military audiences that I want you to know about, too:
A lot . . . → Read More: Holly Petraeus Discusses Consumer Scams – NCPW
Pre-Order your free copy of the 2011 Consumer Action Handbook now!
Order the 2011 Consumer Action Handbook
This everyday guide to being a smart shopper is hot off the press and chock-full of helpful tips about preventing identity theft, understanding credit, filing a consumer complaint, and much more. In the 2010 edition, you’ll find updated information about filing . . . → Read More: 2011 Consumer Action Handbook