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Financial Consumer Protection

Banking, credit, personal finance, and related financial matters form the cornerstone of many consumer protection laws. This section highlights consumer laws, helpful tips, and resources for consumers pertaining to credit, banking and finance. Learning about these laws can help you protect your personal finances and ensure your future financial health. In addition, maintaining a healthy credit score will help when you start to shop for major purchases such as a car or a house. Here you will find articles about lowering your banking fees; shopping for credit cards; how credit works; managing your personal finances; how to invest for retirement; an overview of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act; and more.