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2015

July

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  • Sabotage in your IRA. It's hard — really hard — to save for retirement. And the stats bear this out: Almost one-third of Americans on the edge of retirement have zero savings. Another third have saved less than one…
  • Maps show the vastly separate worlds of rich and poor. The Washington metropolitan area is home to deep poverty and extreme wealth, although the two are seldom located anywhere near each other. That picture, which comes from a new analysis and nationwide map by the…
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  • Check insurance coverage when renting a car. Before heading out on summer vacation in a rental car, it’s a good idea to check what insurance coverage you already have before opting to buy expensive protection at the car rental counter.
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  • Why you should let your kids play with real cash. How to create savvy consumers who are less likely to take on debt and more prone to saving? Some consumer groups say the key is to start young, very young. That was the main message from…

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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - July 2015. The July issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER offers updates on CFPB activities, class action lawsuits under which you might be eligible to make a claim, coalition efforts in which Consumer Action has participated, and the FCC’s recent decision regarding robocalls. It also contains part two of a series on retirement planning that began in the May issue, and an announcement about Consumer Action’s move to a new office in San Francisco’s Civic Center area.
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  • Who is acting in U.S. retirees’ best interests?. One of the biggest investment decisions American workers will make is where to put their retirement savings. Many of us have little investment savvy, so we depend on advice from financial professionals. But did you…
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