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Top Ten Ways The CFPB Can Help You With Financial Questions

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund has put together this great resource of how the CFPB can help you. It includes information on how to make complaints to the CFPB. Read More

Best Buy May Offer Rent-to-Own Option (The Wall Street Journal - Market Watch)

Best Buy preparing a pilot program to offer electronics through a unit of Rent-A-Center Inc., employees of the rent-to-own company and analysts say. Read More

The New Rent to Own Law: History Repeats as Both Tragedy and Farce

Found predominantly in low income neighborhoods, rent-to-own stores have grown from a small fringe business into a major consumer industry, with about 8,600 stores nationwide used by six million consumers, and generating $7 billion in annual revenue. Read More

Legislative Round-Up: 2009-2010 Session

Another tempestuous session of the New York State Legislature recently concluded. It was a session often characterized by political stalemate and dominated by the State’s budget woes. Therefore it is not surprising that there was considerable frustration within the community of advocates for low-income New Yorkers. Read More

New Law Eliminates Protection for Consumers

The new law written passed by Consumer Committee Chair Pheffer in June 2010 eliminates all real protections for consumers. Read More

Senator Schumer Releases Report on Buffalo's Rent to Own Industry

Senator Schumer reveals a new survey that showed Buffalo's rent to own industry using deceitful lease agreements. Read More