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2018

March

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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - March 2018. The March issue offers information for taxpayers, such as news of our updated Earned Income Tax Credit brochure and "hacks" to help with your taxes, as well as the release of a new slide deck for trainers who teach adults, a "Roundup" of new class actions and political shenanigans at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Hotline Chronicles hears from a man with a "surprise" medical bill—a growing problem because of increasing deductibles and strict in-network health plans.
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - March 2018. The March issue offers information for taxpayers, such as news of our updated Earned Income Tax Credit brochure and "hacks" to help with your taxes, as well as the release of a new slide deck for trainers who teach adults, a "Roundup" of new class actions and political shenanigans at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Hotline Chronicles hears from a man with a "surprise" medical bill—a growing problem because of increasing deductibles and strict in-network health plans.
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - March 2018. The March issue offers information for taxpayers, such as news of our updated Earned Income Tax Credit brochure and "hacks" to help with your taxes, as well as the release of a new slide deck for trainers who teach adults, a "Roundup" of new class actions and political shenanigans at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Hotline Chronicles hears from a man with a "surprise" medical bill—a growing problem because of increasing deductibles and strict in-network health plans.

February

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  • Trump’s sneaky backdoor Obamacare repeal is working. Last year , much of the country watched with growing fury as Republicans tried to undo President Barack Obama’s signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act.  Americans stormed town halls. They jammed congressional phone lines. Bill…
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  • How to challenge a nursing home eviction notice. ■ Before a nursing home discharges or transfers a patient who wants to stay in the home, it must send a written discharge notice to the resident, the resident’s designated representative and the state’s long-term-care…
  • Airbnb anuncia nueva categoría para propiedades certificadas. El servicio en línea de alquileres vacacionales, Airbnb, anunció el jueves el nuevo programa Plus, en el que las propiedades enlistadas habrán sido certificadas por inspectores, esto para reasegurarles a los viajeros que están reservando…
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  • Zero-down home loans are back. Be very leery. The notion of buying a home with no money down is understandably alluring. But what looks sexy in a lender’s advertisement does not always translate into what is best for your financial well-being.
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  • The Trump administration is trying to undermine the CFPB. Over the past few weeks, the administration has dismissed enforcement actions, delayed the payday lending rule and halted the investigation of Equifax. Calling for the CFPB to act with more “humility,” Mulvaney has taken up…
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  • Consumer protection bureau losing its teeth. Acting director Mick Mulvaney is turning the financial watchdog into a corporate lapdog. For nearly seven years since it began, the federal government’s first agency dedicated to protecting consumers fought successfully to prevent rip-offs by credit card…
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