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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Mid-year Update on Student Loan Complaints

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

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201506_cfpb_mid-year-update-on-student-loan-complaints.pdf

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

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/fact-sheet-protecting-students-abusive-career-colleges

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

 

Identity Theft.gov

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

https://www.identitytheft.gov/

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

http://publications.usa.gov/USAFileDnld.php?PubType=P&PubID=9801&httpGetPubID=0&PHPSESSID=c67agt4ct23g44u5oqp6kd8mm2

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

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201504_cfpb_fair_lending_report.pdf

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44014.pdf

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

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201504_cfpb_snapshot-of-complaints-received-from-servicemembers-veterans-and-their-families.pdf

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

 

Measuring America: Why We Ask

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Population/Census

http://www.census.gov/library/infographics/why_we_ask.html?eml=gd&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Infographic that explains what the American Community Survey asks and the uses that are made of the answers.  Covers questions on employment, education, veterans, income, housing, commuting, disability, health insurance, and people.  From the Census Bureau

 

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