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  • How to get your financial house in order before you die. Life insurance payouts all too often go unclaimed because beneficiaries aren't aware of the policies, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, which established a search tool to help consumers find lost life

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  • Upward mobility is a myth. It’s an axiom among many Americans that each future generation will live better than its predecessor. Among many young Americans, however, there is downward mobility. The children aren’t achieving what they
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  • Childhood cancer survivors face ‘financial toxicity’. A new study by investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital suggests that many survivors of childhood cancer are struggling with the economic consequences, also called “financial toxicity.” The research, in the
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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - August 2018. This month's INSIDER updates readers on recent events (including Public Citizen's Affordable Medicines Now conference, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue’s annual meeting on the impact of technology on consumers, and the Credit Builders Alliance Training Institute); breaks down the pros and cons of a new California data protection law; tells the tale of a consumer who was charged too much for her out-of-country car rental due to "currency conversion" issues; updates readers on the latest happenings at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (which is currently under assault by its own director); gives information on our "coalition efforts" and lists the latest lawsuit settlements from our Class Action Database.
 

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