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A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. That’s why it’s important to know how to make a smart deal. This article provides tips to help you with the purchase. It explains commonly used industry terms, and it provides a worksheet to help you negotiate More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Tools Website Worksheets
Date: 3/31/2017
If you don’t make timely payments on the vehicle, your creditor may have the right to “repossess” — or take back your car without going to court or warning you in advance. Your creditor also may be able to sell your contract to a third party who may have the same right to seize the car as the More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Your liability for fraudulent credit card charges is $50, but that doesn’t stop scam artists from peddling “loss protection” services. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
If you have old debts, collectors may not be able to sue you to collect on them. That's because debt collectors have a limited number of years — known as the statute of limitations — to sue you to collect. After that, your unpaid debts are considered "time-barred." According to the law, a debt More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits credit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because you get public assistance. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Federal law limits your liability if your credit, ATM, or debit card is lost or stolen, but your liability may depend on how quickly you report the loss or theft. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Learn how to avoid holds on your money or credit. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
If you are one of the millions of Americans who borrows money, buys items on installment credit, or cosigns for another person's debt, you may want to know about the Federal Trade Commission's Credit Practices Rule. This article describes the Rule, which protects consumers in many ways. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
How to resolve billing errors on your credit card accounts. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Answers commonly asked questions about your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which requires that debt collectors treat you fairly and prohibits certain methods of debt collection. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017