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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.

Freeze Credit Card Rates Now!!! Dodd introduces bill
Posted by Tim at 10/27/09 11:49 AM

Dodd Introduces Bill to Immediately Freeze Credit Card Interest Rates- Give Consumers What they Deserve Read more »

Move up the effective date on the CARD Act- Give the People What They Want!
Posted by Tim at 10/27/09 11:38 AM

Senate bill would move up the effective date of the CARD Act giving much needed consumer credit protections sooner. Read more »

CFPA Passes Out Of Committee
Posted by Tim at 10/22/09 12:35 PM

An agency that looks out for consumers not banks and credit card companies heads to the House floor for a vote Read more »

The Fallacy of the Wall Street Journal’s Article on ID Theft
Posted by Tim at 10/19/09 04:25 PM

Guest Blogger: Jaimee Napp, Executive Director of Identity Theft Action Council of Nebraska posts her opinion about the WSJ's latest take on ID Theft Read more »

Dodd introduces the best overdraft protections yet
Posted by Lauren at 10/19/09 01:48 PM

Senate will consider stronger protections for overdraft. Fed overdraft rule expected in November. Read more »

Call Bank of America—Opt Out of Automatic Overdraft!!
Posted by Lauren at 10/19/09 10:00 AM

Bank of America will now let you Opt Out. Take advantage of this opportunity! Read more »

More Consumer TV- Reverse Mortgages
Posted by Tim at 10/16/09 04:10 PM

CU's Norma Garcia explains reverse mortgages and how you can find out if they are right for you Read more »

Chase responds to CU’s request to stop messing with minimum payments.
Posted by Lauren at 10/15/09 01:00 PM

Chases responded to our request to restore consumer’s minimum payments. Give them a call back! Read more »

Preemption Pains
Posted by Tim at 10/14/09 04:46 PM

National Governors Association push for end of federal preemption to protect consumers and prevent world economic collapse. Sounds like a good idea. Read more »

Austan Goolsbee explains the CFPA
Posted by Tim at 10/09/09 09:24 AM

My favorite Whitehouse adviser makes a clear case for the CFPA. Read more »