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2019

October

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  • El costo de usar el ATM se dispara. La banca está cobrando una cantidad récord en recargos o comisiones a los clientes de los ATM por sacar dinero fuera de la red. Según un estudio hecho por Bankrate
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  • Five bad habits that lead you to loss of money (Chinese). 每個人都會有財務失誤的時候,在大多數情況下,這些小錯誤並不難糾正,但當小錯誤變成習慣時,就會破壞你的信譽和為長期目標儲蓄的能力,以及擾亂你平靜的心境。

September

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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2019. The October 2019 issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER details a partnership between Verizon and Consumer Action to combat the onslaught of robocalls; outlines our involvement in the Insurance Consumer Protection Advisory Council (to identify new ways to reduce insurance fraud); informs readers of what action to take when a landlord will not return their security deposit; lists the newest class action settlements; updates readers on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's work; and more.
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2019. The October 2019 issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER details a partnership between Verizon and Consumer Action to combat the onslaught of robocalls; outlines our involvement in the Insurance Consumer Protection Advisory Council (to identify new ways to reduce insurance fraud); informs readers of what action to take when a landlord will not return their security deposit; lists the newest class action settlements; updates readers on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's work; and more.
  • California funeral homes use loophole to hide prices. Today two national groups – the Funeral Consumers Alliance (FCA) and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) – and two California-based groups – Consumer Action (CA) and the Funeral Consumers Alliance of California – released a report showing that 26 percent of the 205 funeral homes in six large urban areas in California use a loophole in state law to hide their funeral prices.  The report – Hidden Funeral Prices: An Evaluation of California Funeral Homes Price Disclosure and Lack of Disclosure prepared by FCA and CFA also identified the 46 percent of funeral homes surveyed who prominently display their complete price and service lists.
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  • Employer health insurance is increasingly unaffordable. A relentless rise in premiums and deductibles is putting insurance out of reach for many workers, especially those with low incomes. Employers remain the main source of health insurance in the United States, covering about 153
 

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