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2018

February

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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - February 2018. This month's Hotline Chronicles looks at how to avoid tax scams. The new INSIDER also features articles about a recent train-the-trainer event focusing on vocational and job training schools; an interview with the leader of an innovative partner agency; how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's priorities have changed with political winds; and new class actions and coalition activities.
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - February 2018. This month's Hotline Chronicles looks at how to avoid tax scams. The new INSIDER also features articles about a recent train-the-trainer event focusing on vocational and job training schools; an interview with the leader of an innovative partner agency; how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's priorities have changed with political winds; and new class actions and coalition activities.
  • 6 formas sorprendentes de ahorrar dinero en el 2018. Si estás pagando de más o pasas por alto los costos que reducen tus ahorros, aquí te mostramos cómo evitar esas fugas de dinero ¿Cuándo fue la última vez que revisaste minuciosamente tus gastos? Si…

January

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  • Consumers win appeal for CFPB independence. Consumers scored a big win today when an appeals court ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) structure as an independent agency is constitutional. The ruling by the full U.S. Court of Appeals confirms…
  • Equifax extends free credit freezes. Equifax has extended its offer of free credit freezes through June 30. Equifax made freezes free late last year in the wake of a data breach that compromised personal data on about 145 million U.S.…
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  • Why preventative care doesn't actually save money. The idea that spending more on preventive care will reduce overall health care spending is widely believed and often promoted as a reason to support reform. It’s thought that too many people with chronic illnesses…
  • How Trump may end up expanding Medicaid. Republican lawmakers in a half-dozen states are launching fresh efforts to expand Medicaid, the nation’s health insurance program for the poor, as party holdouts who had blocked the expansion say they’re now open to it…
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  • Data Privacy day: A reminder to safeguard your data. This Sunday (Jan. 28) is Data Privacy Day, which marks the 1981 signing of Europe’s Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. But, more important, it’s a reminder…
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  • Little-known quick fixes that may improve your credit score. Many mortgage applicants have never heard of “rapid rescoring” or CreditXpert score simulations — in part because some lenders choose not to educate them. Fixing errors directly with the credit bureaus could take weeks. Enter…
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  • Mulvaney requests zero funding for the consumer bureau. In his first quarterly funding request as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney is asking for nothing. The request for no funding came as Mulvaney announced the first step toward an…
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  • Unlikely technology helping autonomous cars see. Cars that can already park themselves, apply brakes, avoid obstacles, and find the correct lane rely on sensors and transmitters hidden in bumpers and side panels. Paints and coatings can interfere with or improve the…
 

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