U.S. PIRG Education Fund Latest Blog Posts

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Grace Brombach
Consumer Watchdog Associate

The winter months can feel like they last forever - especially during a pandemic. Here are some ways to keep yourself healthy and to shake off that restless, post-December feeling.

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Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

With vaccines here, it may soon be time to reschedule vacations and other trips for later this year

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Gina Werdel
Make It Toxic Free, Associate

It shouldn't be consumers' responsibility to make sure the products we use on our bodies don't contain toxic chemicals that can make us and our loved ones sick. But until governments and companies adopt the necessary policies to protect us and ensure our products are safe, we can take steps to clean up our routine. Join us for Cosmetic Clean-Out Week January 11-15, 2021.

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Grace Brombach
Consumer Watchdog Associate

Review of 750 products shows how prices on essentials fluctuated during COVID-19

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

No, you don't have to pay a 'small processing fee' to claim your $600 payment

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Olivia Sullivan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

Recycling is a step in the right direction, but it won’t be enough to solve our clothing waste problem.

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Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

New federal law stops phantom rental fees after six-month delay

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Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

Here's some advice to help keep your information and wallet safe

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Lucy Baker
Consumer Defense, Associate

In October, US PIRG and Frontier Group released a report on how the pandemic has affected auto leasing and lending. We found that, like in a lot of industries, the pandemic has exacerbated already serious issues and has brought them to the forefront of our attention.

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Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

State-by-state analysis shows companies financially benefited from fewer claims but barely compensated customers