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Medical costs and bankruptcies in Oregon

The high cost of health care, expensive monthly insurance premiums, high deductibles, and expenses not covered by insurance all add to health care’s strain on...

Sep 9, 2021 Report

A key new question in the world of consumer protection: how to protect people's digital right to privacy. Until government takes further action, you can...

Aug 12, 2021 Blog Post

A look back at Frontier Group's research on consumer complaints about predatory banks, lenders and other financial companies, and our work defending the Consumer Financial...

Jun 15, 2021 Blog Post

The information in the CFPB's Consumer Complaint Database is a treasure trove of information about consumer experiences in the financial marketplace. But the database can...

Feb 11, 2021 Blog Post

We give dating apps really detailed personal info. Dating apps use your data – find out how with policy analyst R.J. Cross.

Feb 11, 2021 Blog Post

The biggest U.S. banks are among the largest worldwide funders of projects worsening global warming. Strong regulation and shareholder action can pressure these banks to...

Dec 30, 2020 Blog Post

While it’s no secret that many consumers are facing financial distress during COVID-19, data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can shed some light on...

Nov 10, 2020 Blog Post
Producer Responsibility Policies to Move the U.S. Toward Zero Waste

Producer responsibility programs are a valuable tool for tackling the plastic waste crisis. They have a successful track record of shifting incentives for producers away...

Oct 29, 2020 Report

What can the CFPB Consumer Complaint Database tell us about the tricks and scams faced by consumers buying or leasing a vehicle? And what can...

Oct 22, 2020 Blog Post
Pandemic worsens existing consumer problems with car buying in CFPB data

Financing the purchase of a car is a minefield for consumers at even the best of times. Tricks and traps in the auto marketplace can...

Oct 12, 2020 Report

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