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July 31, 2012
By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Manager
Cars, credit, and home repair and construction once again topped the list of complaints made to state and local consumer protection agencies, according to a survey by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI). Thirty-eight agencies from across the United States provided information about the most common, fastest-growing, and worst complaints they received in 2011.
“The information compiled in the survey helps us as consumer protection agencies follow trends in consumer fraud, educate the public, and share information with each other, which will ultimately assist us in our investigations against fraud,” said Tonya Hetzler, Interim President of NACPI.
July 30, 2012
by Lila Quintiliani, AFC®
Military Saves Assistant Coordinator
There are some topics in personal finance that can be terribly exciting (Buying a house! Investing in stocks!), but then there are others that are about as thrilling as watching paint dry. Insurance falls in to the latter of the two categories, but it is a vital part of your financial safety net. And really, you can’t get to the fun stuff until you have covered your bases with the boring stuff first. When I teach classes on basic personal finance, people’s eyes glaze over when the subject of insurance comes up, yet many military folks either don’t have any type of insurance on their belongings, or are carrying vastly insufficient coverage on their things.