Secure Your Financial and Personal Information — Online and Off
Data breaches. Phishing scams. Identity Theft. Malware. Lost or stolen wallets and credit cards. These are just a few of the ways through which our personal and financial information is being attacked — online and offline. There are steps that you can take to make sure that your information is secure. Here are a few.
What You Need to Know About the VW Clean Air Act Violations
On September 18th, the EPA issued a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen. It alleges and VW has admitted that software installed in certain vehicles circumvents EPA emissions standards for certain air pollutants. Vehicles involved include four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars, model years 2009-2015.
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Choosing a Major? Questions to Consider
Throughout life we face choices. But generally, the stakes are higher for the choices you make during and after college. After choosing what college to attend or planning how you'll pay for it, selecting your college major may be the biggest decision you must make.
Do You Know How Your Auto Insurance Rate is Determined?
Many consumers believe that their driving record is one of the primary factors used to determine the premium for their auto insurance. Unfortunately, that is not true for many people. Consumer Reports conducted a two-year investigation, in which they analyzed more than two-billion car insurance price quotes from more than 700 companies in all general U.S. ZIP codes.
From the Archives
- Start an Emergency Fund or Pay Down Credit Card Debt
- About to Tap Your 401K for a Loan? Six Reasons to Think Again
- Don't Let These Scams Steal Your Personal Financial Information
- The Perfect Mortgage. Or Is It?
- Take One Hour to Take Five Steps to Protect Your Privacy
- What is a "Credit Score"? And How Can it Affect Your Credit?
Who's Fighting For You?
Learn right here about consumer groups that tackle consumer issues for you. Each month, we'll feature a different group.
This month's featured consumer group:
The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is the nation's consumer law expert, helping consumers, their advocates, and public policy makers use powerful and complex consumer laws on behalf of low-income and vulnerable Americans seeking economic justice.