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Category Archives: Consumer Rights

A Guide to Your Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Posted on Aug 8

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a federal agency founded in 2011 and established in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The CFPB is tasked with educating and protecting consumers in their dealings with banks, credit unions, and other financial services.   …Continue Reading A Guide to Your Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Response: Consumer Reports Rates Surgery (Commonhealth Blog) Posted on Aug 5

Healthcare consumers have been in the dark, but Consumer Reports continues to shine a light on information consumers can use to make informed decisions in the healthcare marketplace. As Martha Bebinger states in her recent article, there is a “void” of groups providing information to answer   …Continue Reading Response: Consumer Reports Rates Surgery (Commonhealth Blog)

Buying Concert Tickets? Beware Third Party Ticket Sites Posted on Aug 2

Buying Concert Tickets? Beware Third Party Ticket Sites

Looking to buy concert tickets this summer? When it comes to most third party tickets, you can tick-em off your list. You may not be stuck with just a hole in your wallet from inflated prices, but you may be left disappointed standing outside the concert venue as well.

Check Your Credit Report Regularly Posted on Jul 31

Check Your Credit Report Regularly

You can get your credit report for free once a year from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus at www.annualcreditreport.com. You can also get your credit score from the credit reporting bureaus for around $10.

National Consumer Protection Week 2013 Posted on Mar 5

National Consumer Protection Week 2013

This week is National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). More than 60 nonprofit organizations and federal, state, and local agencies are participating this year all with the intention of bringing a larger awareness to consumer rights. For the past 15 years, the week has brought together   …Continue Reading National Consumer Protection Week 2013