Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau began accepting complaints about credit reports. Credit reports affect whether or not you are able to get a credit card or a loan, the ability to rent an apartment or get hired, and even simple things like getting …Continue Reading CFPB Now Accepting Complaints About Credit Reports
Whether you are a child or an adult Halloween is a night of tricks, treats, and lots of fun. Unfortunately it’s also a night were people often forget to exercise caution. We at the Consumer Affairs Officewould like to provide everyone with a few tips …Continue Reading Halloween Safety Tips
Occupational schools provide valuable training to students looking to practice in a wide range of trades and professions such as health care, business and construction trades. Instead focusing on job-specific skills, these schools provide a fantastic environment without the high prices of traditional institutions. Over …Continue Reading New Occupational Schools Site!
Today marks 520 years since Christopher Columbus landed on the eastern seaboard and discovered what has today become known as North America. His journey to the new world has been celebrated ever since he touched the shores south of Florida in 1492, yet this day …Continue Reading Columbus Day… Sales!
Posted by: Ian Mabie At times, I seem to forget that adult life is not so far away anymore. I’ve now just begun my fourth year out of five at Northeastern University, a year that at most other institutions would be my last year at university. …Continue Reading College and Impending Financial Reality
The New England chill has started up again, and it’s time for consumers to think about staying warm this season without breaking the bank. No matter which method you use – oil, electric, natural gas, or wood – keeping the heat inside your home …Continue Reading Home Heating Tips
Posted by: Ian Mabie When we announced the results of our Financial Awareness Survey at our July press conference, we were asked “How are you going to expand outreach from your office to educate more consumers?” Consumer Days give us an opportunity to hit the road …Continue Reading Worcester Consumer Day
Posted by: Jayda Leder-Luis This whole experiment of not using my debit card has made me more aware of each cent I spend. Literally. I always carried a few pennies and dimes in my wallet, but after a week I’d stash them away in a change …Continue Reading Noticing the Change
Posted by: Jayda Leder-Luis With all the outrage from consumers, Bank of America announced early last week that it would not be charging a $5 monthly debit card fee. Despite this turn of events, I am still committed to being a cash-only consumer for the entire …Continue Reading No Fee? Still No Swipes!
Posted by: Jayda Leder-Luis I open my wallet and there it is – my debit card – sitting in the first position of the easy-access pocket just above my credit card, school ID, T pass and driver’s license. It belongs in that top spot, I use …Continue Reading A Month without My Debit Card