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Defend Your Dollars is the website of the Consumers Union Financial Services Campaign, where we support reforms to the financial marketplace to curb bad practices by banks and lenders.

CU has launched the 1st Annual Dangers of Debt Cartoon Contest. First Prize is $1000!!!
Posted by Gail, the money mom at 10/27/08 01:43 PM

Are you or someone you know someone between the ages of 18-25? Consumers Union wants to encourage young people to talk about the Dangers of Debt and we think that a picture is worth a thousand words. So we've launched the 1st Annual "Dangers of Debt" Editorial Cartoon Contest! We are seeking submissions of editorial cartoons that speak to the Dangers of Debt. First prize is $1000!! Read more »

Use Your Linens N Things, Mervyns, or Shoe Pavillion Gift Card NOW!
Posted by Gail, the money mom at 10/23/08 12:34 PM

If you still have a gift card from Linens N Things, Mervyns or Shoe Pavillion, use them NOW as these retailers are either closing their doors very soon, or may not be accepting gift cards any longer at a later date. If you don’t use the gift card with these stores, you may be left with a worthless plastic card and the unsavory option of filing as an unsecured creditor to the bankruptcy proceedings to obtain any value on the card. Read more »

Bill Me Later might mean Pay Up Much More Later
Posted by Gail, the money mom at 10/20/08 04:55 PM,, and many other online merchants offer it. eBay is in the process of buying it. And, with today’s credit crunch and the ever growing concern about identity theft and fraud, maybe Bill Me Later is offering consumers a better way to pay. Read more »

Mortgage Meltdown Update
Posted by Gail, the money mom at 10/14/08 12:42 PM

Record numbers of homeowners are losing their homes to foreclosures and the foreclosure filings continue. Read more »

Use it or Lose it Now…Linens N Things are shutting their doors
Posted by Gail, the money mom at 10/08/08 04:16 PM

If you haven’t yet, now is the time to use your Linens’ N Things gift card. The retailer has announced that it seeks to close their store doors before the holiday season. Read more »