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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.

6 Month Countdown To The CFPB Is On!
Posted by Tim at 01/21/11 02:03 PM

On July 21st the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will become a reality. Read more »

Treasury Announces Low-Cost Prepaid Card for Tax Refunds
Posted by SuzanneM at 01/18/11 05:10 PM

This year, some consumers who do not have direct deposit will be offered a prepaid card as an alternative method of receiving tax returns. Here's what you need to know about the card. Read more »

College Students Still Big a Target for Credit Card Companies
Posted by Tim at 01/12/11 10:50 AM

73% of freshmen are seeing card issuers marketed to students off campus. Read more »

Dangers Of Debt Image Contest
Posted by Tim at 01/11/11 12:39 PM

DYD is happy to announce the launch of our annual Dangers of Debt Image Contest. Enter Now! Read more »

New "Club América" Prepaid Card Takes Aim at Soccer Fans
Posted by SuzanneM at 01/05/11 03:02 PM

A new prepaid card endorsed by the Club América soccer team is being marketed to soccer fans in the U.S. Goal...or foul? Read more »

Tips To Avoid New Bank Fees
Posted by Tim at 01/05/11 02:45 PM

New fees may be getting added on to your old checking accounts. Here are some useful tips to avoid them. Read more »