RIPIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Emily Rogers
Zero Out Toxics, Advocate

Congress is providing more funding for infrastructure to help keep our waters clean

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Today, the Task Force on Financial Technology of the House Financial Services Committee holds a hearing titled “Buy Now, Pay More Later? Investigating Risks and Benefits of BNPL and Other Emerging Fintech Cash Flow Products.” Learn more.

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Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Even with the knowledge I’ve gained working as a consumer advocate for several years, getting my finances in order has been a work in progress. 

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

In testimony this morning before the House and tomorrow morning before the Senate, newly-confirmed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director Rohit Chopra will lay out his vision for the federal financial agency with just one job, protecting consumers.

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Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Until recently, I did not have estate and end-of-life planning in mind, but it was the natural next step in my quest to be a responsible adult, with a nudge from the existential threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Advance directives are legal instructions that include a living will (different from a regular will) and a health care proxy. In them, you state what treatments you do or don’t want at the end of your life and who you want making health care decisions for you if you can’t. 

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Hannah Rhodes
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

With the overwhelming number of reviews found both on website listings and social media, we pulled together the best tips to spot fake reviews when shopping online.