Category: Consumer Rights

Federal and state governments are constantly working to improve the lives of their constituents, especially when it comes to finance and people’s ability to achieve stability even in the fact of tough economic challenges. Whether it’s the laws that govern how credit bureaus can report key credit information about you, to laws that keep debt collectors and debt relief service providers honest and fair when dealing with consumers, we have the latest news on consumer rights and laws relating to personal finance in the U.S. Learn how government regulations could affect your bottom line here.

New protections for prepaid credit cards

New Protections for Prepaid Credit Cards

October 17th, 2016 | Meghan Stewart

If you use prepaid credit cards to avoid high-interest debt, the CFPB has some new prepaid card protections that will affect your usage and accounts.

Category icon Consumer Rights, Credit Cards

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SCRA protects your financial rights at home

Protecting Servicemembers from Financial Abuse at Home

October 12th, 2016 | Meghan Stewart

Servicemembers on active duty deployment are protected by the SCRA, but you need to educate yourself to ensure your financial rights aren’t violated.

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FCC Closes TCPA Mobile Gaps

July 29th, 2015 | Meghan Stewart

Tired of prerecorded robocalls about debt collections that may or may not be your accounts? The FFC delivered a ruling that puts an end to this practice.

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Minnesota Senate Passes Medical Debt Relief

April 30th, 2015 | April Lewis-Parks

The Minnesota Senate passed a medical debt bill, which gives residents the right to go to court and halt collection proceedings on their medical debt.

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The Role of Race in Real Estate

February 19th, 2015 | Meghan Stewart

A new study by Zillow finds two major minority groups face more mortgage denials and slower property value recovery in the housing market.

Category icon Consumer Rights, For Latinos, Homebuyers, Housing

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2014 Debt Collection Complaints

February 6th, 2015 | Meghan Stewart

The CFPB has released their first annual report of debt collection complaints. Learn what challenges other consumers faced from collectors last year.

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A Positively Awful Problem: Negative Options

October 28th, 2014 | Lori Pollack

The Executive Director of the Association of Credit Counseling Professionals talks to us about damaging hidden and recurring charges on credit cards.

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Debt Collectors Face New Rules in New York

September 23rd, 2014 | Meghan Stewart

Learn how new regulations imposed by the New York state court system could affect you if you’re facing default judgments on credit card debt collection.

Category icon Consumer Rights, Debt Advice, Debt Collection

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Will Congress Overhaul the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

September 11th, 2014 | Meghan Stewart

Lawmakers want to overhaul the legislation that governs consumer credit reports, but are the proposed changes really good for the average consumer?

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A very brazen scam is shut down

July 15th, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Here’s what happens when you mix loose security with threatening scam artists.

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