In this webinar, National Disability Institute’s Real Economic Impact Network and Consumer Action highlight resources available for asserting and advancing consumer rights and consumer education. Consumer Action is a national consumer education and advocacy organization that provides consumer education materials, community outreach and issue-focused advocacy, that empowers low- and moderate-income, limited-English-speaking, and other underrepresented consumers nationwide to financially prosper through education and advocacy. This webinar showcases tools that help consumers manage their money effectively, prevent scams and find help with consumer problems when needed.
Resources Discussed in Webinar:
- Consumer Action Sample Publications and Resources
- Consumer Action’s Take Action Center – helps connect people to their representatives in Congress
- Additional sources:
- Debt-buying industry and lax court review are burying defendants in defaults, by Terry Carter, ABA Journal, 11/1/15 (includes description of steps states are taking to curtail abuses in debt buyer cases)
- Articles on having adequate homeowners’ insurance: