National Consumers League

Your Money

With an ever-changing marketplace, getting the biggest—and smartest—bang for your buck is a tougher challenge than ever these days. We work across a wide array of issues to help you build and protect Your Money.

No free lunches: Avoid investment seminar scams

Free seminars are a popular way to promote investment and insurance products. After the meal, the so-called "experts" urge folks to trade in their current investments for the product being pitched. Testimonials are glowing; the charts and handouts are impressive. But don't fall for the pitch!

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Be on the lookout for phone fraud

From slamming to cramming and everything in between, con artists and companies have tapped into telephone bills as a place to bilk consumers out of money they shouldn't owe. Learn to spot the most common phone frauds.

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Six tips for beefing up your computer's security

Computers have revolutionized how we learn, work, shop, pay bills, keep track of our accounts, and communicate with others. Your computer is like your home – it contains sensitive and valuable information, so it’s a good idea to keep it locked and be careful about who you let in.

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Going wireless

More and more people are relying entirely on wireless phone service to keep in touch with family, friends, and work. Wireless providers’ plans, available phones, and terms of service change frequently. If you're in the market for a new phone, it’s a good idea to shop around, read each company’s offers carefully, and think about your needs before committing to a new contract.

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Think twice about credit repair offers

Good credit is important; a bad credit history can impact your ability to get loans, housing, or even a job. But while promises to “fix” bad credit may be tempting, they’re not true – and they may leave you in worse financial shape than when you started.

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