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Being a consumer in today's marketplace can be tough. We've put together some of the best ways to navigate the marketplace and protect yourself from unfair practices.
Defend the Consumer Bureau
You should be able to save, invest and manage your money without fear of being trapped, tricked or ripped off by the institutions you are trusting with your financial future. So in 2010, we helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to be our consumer cop on the financial beat.
Democracy For The People
We're pushing back against big money in our elections and working to educate the public about the benefits of small donor incentive programs, to amplify the voices of the American people over corporations, Super PACs and the super wealthy.
Digital Data and Consumer Protection: Ensuring a Fair and Equitable Financial Marketplace
Below find links to reports and other work on our Data and Consumer Protection project. Americans face new challenges and opportunities to their financial security as our economy is transformed by the convergence of digital media with “Big Data” technologies. Our use of mobile phones, social media, “apps,” and other online tools have created new ways for us to spend, save and borrow money. Powerful forces are at work, however, that can undermine a consumer’s ability to make the best choices and may place those already financially at risk even more vulnerable.
How our government collects and spends money is critically important. Transparency in government spending helps citizens hold our leaders accountable and promotes fiscal responsibility.
Your tax-deductible donation supports U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s work to educate consumers on the issues that matter, and the powerful interests that are blocking progress.
You can also support U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s work through bequests, contributions from life insurance or retirement plans, securities contributions and vehicle donations.