net neutralityRecently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to regulate how Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) handle the content they deliver to consumers. This vote ensures “Net Neutrality,” or the equal treatment of all content, rather than allowing companies to self-regulate the speed and content of the Internet for its users. As part of National Consumer Protection Week, let’s take a look at your rights as consumers of the Internet and the impact Net Neutrality may have.

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ncpw_250x250As a part of National Consumer Protection Week, an annual weekly campaign to better educate consumers about their rights and ways to protect themselves, we would like to take the opportunity today to discuss credit card protection.

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Tuesday Tip: Research Company Reputations

March 3, 2015
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At some point, we all need to enlist the services of a professional. We need carpenters, plumbers, movers, mechanics, and countless other important professionals. In the spirit of National Consumer Protection Week, we want to dedicate today’s tip to one smart move that all consumers can make to potentially save themselves money and headaches. When [...]

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National Consumer Protection Week – Identity Theft Prevention

March 2, 2015
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National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. American Consumer Credit Counseling and Talking Cents would like to do our part by providing information and resources that can help consumers in that regard. Today we’re helping you prevent identity theft.

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March Challenge: Create & Follow a Budget

February 27, 2015
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At the start of February, we proposed a “Track Your Spending Challenge” to encourage a first step toward better personal finances. As February comes to a close, it’s time for a new challenge! Hopefully, you have had a lot of practice and a new awareness of where your money goes. Now it’s time to take [...]

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#TBT: Old Items We Still Use That Save Us Money

February 26, 2015
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The age of technology has taken us so far from where we’ve come. New gadgets are coming out so quickly nowadays it’s hard to keep up. Even the way we purchase goods, complete household projects and consume information has completely adapted. Getting rid of credit card debt can be difficult when everywhere you turn you’re being [...]

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Infographic: The Cost of Fitness

February 25, 2015
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There are many ways to get in shape. The challenge lies in finding the method that works best for you physically and financially. Which physical activity will get you in shape while also providing a good value for the investment? Some people get great results out of the gym, while others might find that home [...]

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Tuesday Tip: Save Money with Off-Season Shopping

February 24, 2015
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Many consumers are experiencing brutal winter conditions right now. Like those of us in New England who just want to close our eyes, click our heels, and magically teleport to Florida forever. I can’t count how many times I’ve been outside shoveling snow this winter, and just uttered to myself, “Why do people even live [...]

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7 Ways to Save Money on Travel

February 23, 2015
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Large areas of the United States are currently getting buried in snow, which means that a large population of Americans are currently ready for a sunny vacation. Local governments aren’t the only ones struggling to stay under budget this winter. Individuals struggling to get out of debt are reeling from the additional costs of snow removal [...]

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