When catastrophe hits, your world is turned upside down. Once your most urgent needs are addressed, these are steps you can take to make sure your home and finances are secure.
Cuando ocurre una catástrofe, su mundo puede verse alterado. Una vez cubiertas sus necesidades más urgentes, estos son algunos pasos que puede dar para confirmar que su casa y sus finanzas están seguras.
Whether you are a veteran transitioning to life in the civilian world or a consumer facing economic challenges – for example, seeking work after becoming unemployed or coping with a housing crisis – having a trusted, well-informed advisor can increase your odds of success. That’s why we’re launching a new initiative – the first consumer […]
Military Consumer Protection Day was started to help the military community learn about the various laws, agencies, and resources that protect them from financial harm. Servicemembers should realize that they are the key to making sure all those resources work effectively. Learn about four ways you can help strengthen your consumer defenses here.
In case you missed it, we’re gathering information on how to build financial capabilities for people with disabilities, veterans in transition, and people who are economically vulnerable. If you or your organization would like to contribute, please send us your comments by 4 p.m. ET on Friday April 12, 2013. Americans with disabilities Miss April is […]
Sometimes, you really just need some cash. Maybe you want to catch a bus, grab a cab, or get a bite to eat at your favorite restaurant that doesn’t accept debit or credit cards. In situations like these, you may have to run to the nearest ATM. Now, I imagine you’re probably aware that you’ll […]
This post is part of a series for National Consumer Protection Week Filing taxes doesn’t have to be the worst. For some, tax time can offer an opportunity to set some money aside for goals or a rainy day. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit for low to moderate income […]
This post is part of a series for National Consumer Protection Week Americans owe more than a trillion dollars in student loan debt. That’s more than we owe on credit cards, more than we owe on car loans – and it’s still growing. So, if you’re going to invest in a college degree, we want […]
This post is part of a series for National Consumer Protection Week National Consumer Protection Week provides an opportunity to talk about a particularly troubling and challenging consumer protection issue – elder financial abuse and exploitation. Understanding what elder financial exploitation can look like and why it can be hard to spot can help you […]
One way we further our mission to protect consumers is through appropriately sharing with state and local law enforcement agencies information that Miss April has gathered. Today, we’re announcing a new dimension in our ongoing sharing efforts. The Miss April recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice, setting out a […]