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These short-term installment plans are filled with landmines. Here are some tips to avoid the interest and fees that often come with these "deals."

Dark patterns are one way apps and websites steer consumers into making the choice that’s right for the app or website but wrong for the consumer.

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Every day during the first week of March, PIRG is providing consumer protection tips and tools to help Americans address some of the most common consumer issues.

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Mistakes on your credit report can cause a whole host of problems.

 | by
Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Yesterday’s announcement of a new report finding stupefying amounts of medical debt on consumer credit reports continues the Biden CFPB’s focus on identifying and responding to consumer pain points caused by a financial marketplace that doesn’t always work for consumers. The CFPB has your back!

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When it comes to selling stoves, there’s no better way to enrich lives than by helping families choose electric options that are safe and clean.

The climate enemy you didn’t realize was hiding in your kitchen.

Matt Damon strides past images of humankind’s boldest explorers: ocean voyagers, early aeronauts, mountaineers in a new cryptocurrency ad. If this were an ad for a new drug, or a regulated financial product, you’d expect the images of boldness and bravery to be accompanied by a lengthy disclaimer. You don't. Find out more.

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