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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.

The Power of Putting Your Card In Your Pocket
Posted by Tim at 11/30/09 03:26 PM

No charging 'til they change their ways! Read more »

The Card Game: An Expose on Credit Cards
Posted by Tim at 11/23/09 04:11 PM

Watch Frontline Tomorrow night. Tuesday November 24th at 9 pm. CU activist has a "cameo". Read more »

Tell the Fed Stop New Credit Card Ripoffs!
Posted by Tim at 11/20/09 03:56 PM

We outline the newest ripoffs and what the Fed should do about it. Read more »

Credit Card Freeze Bill ... Frozen!
Posted by Tim at 11/19/09 02:23 PM

Republican blocked a bill that would move up the effective date of the CARD Act Read more »

Lifting the Veil on Loan Modifications
Posted by Tim at 11/18/09 09:37 AM

By CU Senior Attorney, Norma Garcia Read more »

More lawyers in trouble for foreclosure activities
Posted by Tim at 11/16/09 10:45 AM

By Norma Garcia, Senior Attorney Read more »

Posted by Tim at 11/12/09 11:58 AM

Fed Releases New Rules On Debit Card Overdrafts Includes Opt-In. Great news for consumers. Read more »

Protect Your Holiday Spending
Posted by Michelle at 11/11/09 03:43 PM

The way you pay for your best friend's gift this holiday season can make a big difference, especially if something goes wrong. Read more »

Senate Bill To Protect Consumers, End Too Big To Fail and Create Fiancial Stability
Posted by Tim at 11/11/09 02:11 PM

The Senate Bill to establish the Consumer Financial Protection Agency is 1136 pages long. Ugh. Here is the 11 page crib note version. Wohoo! Read more »

Back to Basics: Checkholds
Posted by Michelle at 11/04/09 04:20 PM

Although the number of checks are declining rapidly, we still get a number of questions regarding checks, or more specifically, calls from frustrated consumers on checkholds. Read more »

Creative credit cards are a bummer
Posted by Lauren at 11/03/09 04:15 PM

Credit card companies are finding creative ways to milk their customers. Read more »