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I Have a Question … A Parent Checklist

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education

Subtitled: What Parents and Caregivers Can Ask and Do to Help Children Thrive at School.  A short brochure which provides five questions to ask about the school, advice from teachers on how parents can assist their children, and a list of helpful resources.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Mid-year Update on Student Loan Complaints

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Statistics

More than 3,100 private student loan complaints were received during the first 6 months of the government’s year, a 34% increase over the previous year.  Also covers debt collection complaints.   From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Fact Sheet: Protecting Students from Abusive Career Colleges

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Crime/Justice,Education-Higher

Describes what the Education Department will do to assist students who were victimized by schools run by Corinthian Colleges and how other debt relief measures might aid students who feel they were victimized by career colleges.  From the Education Department



Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Crime/Justice,Telecommunications/Internet

Offers step-by-step checklists of what to do and when to do it, when your identity has been stolen.  Includes warning signs that your identity has been pilfered and offers important contact information.  From the Federal Trade Commission


Consumer Information Catalog, Summer 2015

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Information

Lists more than 150 free or low-cost publications from federal agencies on money, health, jobs, housing, education, travel and other topics of interest.  From the Federal Citizen Information Center


Fair Lending Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

Describes efforts by the Bureau over 2014 to protect consumers from credit discrimination and broaden access to credit.  Claims $224 million in remediation to 303,000 consumers.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


An Introduction to Health Insurance: What Should a Consumer Know?

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health Insurance

Provides an overview of private-sector health insurance, including how health insurance plans differ and which plan might be best for a particular consumer.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Snapshot of Complaints Received From Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Defense/Military,Veterans

Offers data and trends about consumer complaints submitted by servicemembers, veterans, and their families.  More than 17,000 complaints were received during 2014.  Includes special focus on problems involving management of financial accounts.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


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