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Sound Advice for Protecting and Managing Your Money

Beloit, Wisconsin (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, March 1-7, First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is partnering with the American Bankers Association to highlight personal finance resources and urge customers to take an active role in managing and protecting their money.     “We implement numerous safeguards to protect our customers’ … Read more

CRL Says TASC and USOBA Harm Ordinary Families at the Hands of Debt Settlement Companies

Here is another letter sent to the FTC in support of banning advance fees for debt settlement programs. It is notable for it’s strong statements and its well documented footnotes. Comments of Michael Calhoun, President, of the Center for Responsible Lending to the Federal Trade Commission Notice of Proposed Rule-Making: Telemarketing Sales Rule Debt Relief … Read more

Credit Card Industry to Punish Consumers for New Credit Card Protections

There is no easy way to say this, credit card company greed makes me want to vomit. Today, credit card companies and the American Bankers Association have their britches all in a bunch because new credit card limits and protections for consumers will be voted into law within the week. The banks response, more fear … Read more

Would You Like More Credit Card Rights If It Means Credit Cards Are More Expensive?

This week I asked the Personal Finance Bloggers Brain Trust the following question and as always, the answers are thoughtful and insightful. Question: At the very time that our banks and Wall Street are asking and looking for a financial bailout they are condemning the ‘Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights. The American Bankers Association issued … Read more