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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.

Liz Warren on the Daily Show
Posted by Tim at 01/29/10 12:23 PM

If you have never written your Senator Now is the Time! This is the issue that will affect you everyday. Read more »

Watch Out! Here’s what’s not covered by the CARD Act
Posted by Lauren at 01/27/10 02:59 PM

Although this law is a great step in the right direction, there are some practices that consumer will have to continue watching out for after the February 22nd effective date. Read more »

Watch Out! Here’s what’s not covered by the CARD Act
Posted by Lauren at 01/27/10 02:59 PM

Although this law is a great step in the right direction, there are some practices that consumer will have to continue watching out for after the February 22nd effective date. Read more »

Clearing up some misconceptions about the Credit CARD Act
Posted by Lauren at 01/20/10 02:42 PM

Trying to summarize the 1100 page Credit Card Rule is tough. Here are some clarifications. Read more »

Senate Is Thinking About Bailing On Consumer Protection
Posted by Tim at 01/15/10 10:02 AM

Will leaving consumers hanging be how Dodd goes out? Read more »

Liz Warren To Speak At CU Summit!
Posted by Tim at 01/13/10 02:20 PM

warren_web.jpg DefendYourDollars.org is so excited about our speaker line-up for our 3rd Activist Summit. You should be too... Read more »

Federal Reserve Board Issues New Credit Card Regulations
Posted by Tim at 01/12/10 03:50 PM

Federal Reserve Board Issues New Credit Card Regulations Read more »

Watch out for rebate card fees
Posted by Michael McCauley at 01/12/10 10:41 AM

More and more retailers are issuing rebates on prepaid cards which can come loaded with hidden fees and other gotchas. Read more »

Are You Mad Enough To Not Take It Anymore?
Posted by Tim at 01/07/10 03:23 PM

The Move Your Money initiative points out the drastic need for a Consumer Financial Protection Agency Read more »

Paper statement fees?! Credit card issuers’ latest trick
Posted by Michelle at 01/07/10 01:56 PM

From Guest Blogger: Suzanne Martindale As consumers brace for the additional protections of the CreditCARD Act to go into effect on February 22, credit card issuers are finding more and more inventive ways to squeeze extra money out of their customers. This time, the joke is on consumers who use credit cards affiliated with retail stores. Read more »

Dangers Of Debt Contest
Posted by Tim at 01/04/10 02:35 PM

dodlogocroppedthumbnail.jpg DefendYourDollars.org wants you to show us what the Dangers of Debt mean to you. Winner receives $1,000 and a years subscription to Consumer Reports Online! Read more »