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 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

In recognition of Earth Day, here are some ways you can cut back on what you throw away and, in many cases, save money and protect yourself at the same time

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

In recognition of Earth Day, here are some ways you can cut back on what you throw away and, in many cases, save money and protect yourself at the same time

 | by
Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

Here’s what you can do to ensure that rising food prices don’t break your bank.

 | by
Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

In response to a tidal wave of unfair marketplace practices, the CFPB asked the public to submit comments on the impact of junk fees on their lives. Some 2,500 comments later, consumers have described the pain points caused by unfair junk fees.

Cover graphic courtesy Student Borrower Protection Center, used by permission

 | by
Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

We all play a role in creating food waste, so we can all be part of the solution.

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

The new threat of cyberattacks may have you wondering what you can do to protect yourself. It’s a great time to remind you about best practices you should already be following.

A fake review could be done by the company itself, by posting a fabricated positive review on its own site or by posting concocted negative reviews on a competitor’s site.

Being alert when shopping online is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from unsafe products. 

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Every day during the first week of March, PIRG is providing consumer protection tips and tools to help Americans address some of the most common consumer issues.