National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week 2010 is March 7-13.

Take advantage of the FTC’s free resources, which can help you protect your privacy, manage money and debt, avoid identity theft, understand credit and mortgages, and steer clear of frauds and scams.

This year’s theme is Dollars & Sense: Rated “A” for All Ages. The idea is to highlight the importance of using good consumer sense at every age, from grade school to retirement.

In the meantime, Congress still seems to be thinking about whether there should be a federal consumer protection agency and who should be in charge of it. Senator Dodd appears to want it under the umbrella of the Federal Reserve. US Representative Barney Frank wants a Consumer Financial Protection Agency to be an independent watchdog on financial issues.

For a more light-hearted view:

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