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Financial coaching services to transitioning veterans and economically vulnerable consumers

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 […]

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Your first line of consumer defense

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.

How do you build financial capability?

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 […]

Published Category: Info for consumers

What can students do to protect themselves?

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 […]

Published Category: Info for consumers

Overcoming the challenges of recognizing elder financial abuse

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 […]

Partnering in an information sharing agreement with the Navajo Nation to protect tribal consumers

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 […]