Would it surprise you to know that the top consumer complaints of 2013 included problems with new and used auto sales, trouble with home repairs, and scams against the elderly? These selected problems from the latest national report based on data from local and state consumer protection agencies and compiled by the Consumer Federation of America and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators don’t surprise me at all. In over 30 years as a consumer advocate, I’ve observed many such complaints and have worked to provide useful information to help you avoid such problems. UFCU is also a vital advocate for your financial well-being and provides resources to help you in the three challenges I’ve highlighted—buying a new or used vehicle, carrying out successful home repairs or remodeling, and protecting yourself or older family members from targeted scams.Read More
Whether you are paying Social Security taxes or receiving Social Security benefits, you should have a "my Social Security" account. Why should you have an account? Since your annual Social Security Statement is no longer sent by mail, a "my Social Security" account is the only way you can get it. A Social Security Statement shows your complete earnings history and estimates for retirement and disability benefits.Read More
Yes! Finally! After months of deadlines and a long list of tasks, stress and maybe even some sleepless nights, your vacation finally starts and you're FREE!
You have activated your automatic Out Of Office reply and, during your vacation, you are going to do absolutely nothing work- or school-related, and focus on renewing yourself with loads of positive energy.
You know that feeling, right? The feeling that things will be much better when you go back to work with your newfound insight and energy?
Ask Liz Weston
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