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Options for Reducing Debt

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Center for Microeconomic Data's Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit for the first quarter of 2018, U.S. households have 815 billion dollars in credit card debt. If you have credit card debt, you have probably received a debt consolidation offer in the mail. These letters use teaser lines to make the loan look like a good deal. But, they lack details. In this report we look at these offers and alternatives.

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Back-to-School Time Is Fast Approaching, So Check Out These Savings Tips

It's almost back-to-school time, and that means shopping for supplies, clothing, and other items needed for the upcoming school year. Here are some tips that can help you save money.

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How Brushing Scams Can Swipe You under the Carpet!

What is a brushing a scam, and how can it impact you?

Simply put, a brushing scam happens when someone sends you free stuff in the mail, or even sends you empty packages.

Wait... What?

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From the Archives

Summer Savings Guide

Summer is fast approaching and along with it, lots of opportunities for spending money. Planning ahead can help you save money while still enjoying family fun, traveling, or working around the house. This guide provides tips to help.

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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:

  • U.S. PIRG

    U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), stands up to powerful special interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students in state capitols across the country, we take on the special interests on issues, such as product safety,political corruption, prescription drugs and voting rights,where these interests stand in the way of reform and progress.


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