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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.

You're Alright Goolsbee- Austan Goolsbee To Attend CU Summit!
Posted by Tim at 12/22/09 09:30 AM

The DefendYourDollars.org Team is stoked to announce that this financial reform rock star will be attending our Summit in February. Read more »

New Gift Card Protections May Be Coming Your Way
Posted by Michelle at 12/18/09 12:48 PM

Today, we told the Fed what we want for the holidays, and for every other time we give and receive a gift card: Read more »

Consumers Protest Makes National News
Posted by Tim at 12/15/09 10:14 AM

Consumers who shared their story about not using their credit cards is featured on ABC Nightly News Read more »

House Passes CFPA!!!
Posted by Tim at 12/11/09 11:41 AM

Today the House passed a bill which included a provision to create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Read more »

Tips Of What To Look Out Next From Credit Cards
Posted by Tim at 12/09/09 12:32 PM

Read about the ways credit card companies can still rip you off. Hint: There is more than one. Also, in order to really reign in the lending industry we need a game changer in reform. Read more »

Getting Serious About Loan Modification Scams
Posted by Lauren at 12/08/09 09:54 AM

Fed up with rampant loan modification scams, a new national campaign has been started by key pro-consumer organizations to lead the fight against the scammers. Read more »

It's Not Such A Wonderful Life
Posted by Tim at 12/08/09 06:41 AM

Great new video reminds us that while Wall Street is starting to bounce back, Main Street is continuing to struggle. Plus a reason why to rethink the vanity license plate. Read more »

Back to Basics: Using Your Debit Card
Posted by Michelle at 12/02/09 02:33 PM

When you use a debit card to make a purchase, the cashier will often ask, “Debit” or “Credit?” What does this mean? Read more »