National Consumer Protection Week 2017

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. This year, NCPW takes place March 5 through 11.

Visit ncpw.gov to find consumer tips and free materials from government and private organizations. Be an informed consumer in 2017 and protect yourself against scams and fraud.

Save the Date!

Learn what you can do to avoid fraud online, by mail, and when shopping.

Join USA.gov and the Federal Trade Commission for a Facebook Live during National Consumer Protection Week. Consumer protection experts Cristina Miranda and Marietta Jelks will give tips on avoiding fraudulent scams and will be available to answer your questions.

Post your questions or save them for that day to get expert advice. 

Join us on March 7, 2017, at 2:30 PM Eastern.

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    Impulse buys are an easy way to blow your holiday budget. Make a plan & stick to it! http://ow.ly/CVJZf

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Make it Automatic

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | July 2, 2019

Holding ourselves accountable can be tough. Maria knew that if she didn’t “set it and forget it” she would have a hard time making sure her regular savings deposits were happening. In April, she took the America Saves Pledge and created a savings plan to increase her emergency fund.

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Meet Esmeralda: 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner

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“I have a goal, and I am going to achieve that goal.” 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner Esmeralda says that savings has always been about achieving self-sufficiency amidst tremendous adversity. “It’s hard to pay myself first,” says Esmeralda, particularly when you have to anticipate emergency expenses like a broken down car.

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