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  1. Press: Bank loans signed in the hospital leave patients vulnerable
    Laura Cameron, three months pregnant, tripped and fell in a parking lot and landed in the emergency room in May. She was flat on her back — scared, in pain and attached to a saline… | Feb 20, 2018
  2. Press: Trump may weaken ‘outdated’ rules that force banks to lend to the poor
    Redlining, the refusal by banks to lend to poor and minority communities, was so common decades ago that Congress passed the Community Reinvestment Act in 1977 to prevent it.  For years, banks have been fighting… | Jan 12, 2018
  3. Press: Seven simple ways to be better with money in 2018
    1) Weekly ‘bad news’ text alerts This is really easy and effective. Nearly everyone is surprised when their credit card bill arrives at the end of the month, especially that dreaded January credit card bill. … | Jan 02, 2018
  4. Vietnamese: Personal bankruptcy: Your financial fresh start (Vietnamese)
    Khai phá sản có thể giúp người tiêu thụ đang rối rắm vì mắc nợ, nhưng trước khi quyết định khai phá sản, người ta cần biết rất nhiều về thủ tục khai phá sản và hậu quả của nó. Bản hướng dẫn này giải thích sự khác biệt giữa hai loại khai phá sản cá nhân, người khai phải làm gì, các món nợ và tài sản sẽ ra sao, suy xét về các lựa chọn khác, giải thích khái quát về các thủ tục pháp lý, và hướng dẫn tìm sự trợ giúp ở đâu cũng như các chi tiết khác. 
  5. Outreach: Consumer Action’s 2017 National Consumer Empowerment Conference
    The article summed up the highlights and success of the 2-day conference held in Chicago in November. | Dec 06, 2017
  6. Spanish: Personal Bankruptcy: Your financial fresh start (Spanish)
    La quiebra o bancarrota puede ofrecer un nuevo comienzo financiero para los consumidores abrumados por la deuda, pero hay mucho que aprender sobre el proceso y las posibles consecuencias antes de poder tomar esa decisión.… | Nov 29, 2017
  7. Korean: Personal bankruptcy: Your financial fresh start (Korean)
    파산은 감당할 수 없는 채무가 있는 소비자들을 위한 재정적인 재기의 기회를 제공하지만 파산 신청을 결정하기 전에 처리 과정과 잠재적인 결과에 대해 알고 있어야 할 것들이 많습니다. 이 안내서는 개인 파산의 두가지 형태, 신청 자격, 부채와 자신의 처리, 고려할 대안, 일반적인 법적 처리 과정 및 지원과 상세한 정보를 찾는 방법 등에 대해 설명하고 있습니다.
  8. Press: Don’t strip service members of right to join class-action suits
    Service members frequently are ordered to move, making it harder to learn if they’ve had their identities stolen or to spot red flags of fraud. Military consumers report identity theft at roughly double the rate… | Oct 19, 2017
  9. Press: Amazon making it easier for teens to use their parents’ credit cards
    Amazon.com, already the most popular online retailer among adults, is setting its sights on a new demographic: teenagers. | Oct 13, 2017
  10. Press: Equifax says code on its website ‘was serving malicious content’
    Equifax Inc. took part of its website offline Thursday after code on the site redirected users to a malicious URL urging them to download malware. | Oct 13, 2017
  11. Korean: Freeze Your Credit File (Korean)
    신용 문서 "보안 동결"은 여러분이 신분도용의 피해를 당하지 않도록 하고 사기꾼들이 여러분의 개인 정보를 이용해 신용을 설정하는 것을 방지하는 데 도움을 주는 예방 도구입니다. 보안 동결은 여러분이 일시적 혹은 영구적으로 동결을 해제시키지 않는 한 여러분의 이름으로 새로운 크레딧이 설정되는 것을 방지합니다. 이 소책자는 여러분의 신용 문서를 "동결"시키는 방법을 설명하고 있습니다.
  12. Chinese: Freeze Your Credit File (Chinese)
    “安全凍結”信用檔案是一種預防及避免身份被盜用的工具﹐它可以阻止詐騙者利用你的個人資料來建立信貸記錄。這本手冊內容詳述如何“凍結”個人信用檔案,而且除非你暫時或永久取消凍結﹐它就可以防止別人以你的名義申請信貸。
  13. Spanish: Freeze Your Credit File (Spanish)
    El “congelamiento de seguridad” es una herramienta para ayudarle a prevenir el robo de identidad y evitar que impostores utilicen su información personal para establecer crédito. Esta publicación explica cómo “congelar” su crédito, lo cual… | Oct 06, 2017
  14. English: Freeze Your Credit File
    A credit file "security freeze" is a preventive tool to help you avoid identity theft and to block impostors from using your personal information to establish credit. This publication explains how to "freeze" your credit… | Oct 01, 2017
  15. Press: Someone made a fake Equifax account and then Equifax linked to it
    People create fake versions of big companies’ websites all the time, usually for phishing purposes. But the companies do not usually link to them by mistake. | Sep 21, 2017
  16. Press: Equifax says vulnerability behind breach; FTC confirms investigation
    It’s been a week since credit reporting agency Equifax admitted it had lost sensitive personal data for 143 million American consumers — one of the worst data breaches yet. Now, the company says it knows… | Sep 15, 2017
  17. Press: Equifax drops credit-freeze fees for 30 days
    You howled in protest, and Equifax had no choice but to respond. On Monday, the company said on Twitter that it would waive all fees for the next 30 days for people who want to… | Sep 12, 2017
  18. Press: Credit bureaus ease medical debt pain for a few
    Too many Americans have bad credit because of unpaid medical bills. That's not likely to change any time soon, despite two reforms in how those bills will be reported to the credit bureaus. | Sep 08, 2017
  19. Press: Good news we could all use: Stories of money success
    “I paid off my mortgage on July 3,” one reader wrote. “THAT was Independence Day! Well, two weeks later, I received a check from the mortgage company, which was the balance of my escrow account.… | Sep 07, 2017
  20. English: Personal Bankruptcy: Your financial fresh start
    Bankruptcy can offer a financial fresh start for consumers overwhelmed by debt, but there is a lot to know about the process and potential consequences before a decision to file can be made. This guide… | Aug 29, 2017
  21. Press: How to balance debt and investing
    Paying off debt and investing are important parts of responsible financial planning. | Aug 25, 2017
  22. Press: How to help your college kid get a credit card
    It used to be that signing up for your first credit card was one of those college rites of passage. You’d fill out some forms at a booth on the quad, get a free T-shirt… | Aug 08, 2017
  23. Press: Mi informe de crédito tiene errores ¿Cómo los corrijo?
    Es importante que el informe sea fidedigno y refleje su historial de crédito porque eseo depende buena parte de su vida financiera Uno de los documentos más cruciales, para bien o para mal, de un… | Jul 05, 2017
  24. Press: Credit Karma offers new site to find unclaimed money
    Credit Karma, a site known for offering free credit scores and financial information to consumers, recently launched Credit Karma Unclaimed Money to make it easier to find cash that belongs to consumers. Credit Karma proactively… | Jun 29, 2017
  25. Press: Cuando las promociones de compra terminan saliendo caras
    Si tiene intereses diferidos por un periodo de tiempo, sepa todos los detalles Walmart ha eliminado recientemente una de las promociones que ha usado en sus tarjetas de crédito, los intereses diferidos, para pasar a… | Jun 21, 2017
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