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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.

Fast Cash Nation: Our Financial Health Crisis & How We Must Shape Up
Posted by Tim at 04/21/11 12:21 PM

Leah Plunkett, a staff attorney with the National Consumer Law Center, on how fast cash lending is bad for our financial health Read more »

Bank Fees Are Hard to Find, But Free Checking Isn't Dead Yet
Posted by SuzanneM at 04/13/11 02:34 PM

A new study by U.S. PIRG found that banks often don't disclose fees the way they're supposed to under law. Nonetheless, contrary to the media buzz, many banks and credit unions still offer no- or low-cost checking accounts. Read more »

Prepaid Cards vs Bank Account
Posted by Tim at 04/04/11 09:32 AM

Most prepaid cards charge higher fees than basic checking accounts offered by the top five banks in the U.S., according to our new reprt Read more »