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Tax Time Is the Perfect Time to Save

This post is part of a series for National Consumer Protection Week

Filing taxes doesn’t have to be the worst. For some, tax time can offer an opportunity to set some money aside for goals or a rainy day. Continue Reading >

HUD Marks National Consumer Protection Week

Looking for a housing counselor or want to learn more about your fair housing rights?  The answer may be on your smart phone or tablet!  Recently, HUD launched two new mobile apps designed to help consumers learn about and enforce their housing rights and how to get the help they need from hundreds of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies across the country. Continue Reading >

National Consumer Protection Week: Be An Educated Consumer

The Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency joins federal and state government agencies for the 15th Annual National Consumer Protection Week March 3-9 to provide practical tips to help consumers make better financial decisions. Continue Reading >

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Winter’s here, and boy, does your utility bill show it! If you’ve got a minute, take a listen to some tips from the FTC on how to cut your energy costs.  Read more Continue Reading >

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Painting Over the Truth

Thinking about a new look for your home in the new year? Maybe you’re planning to use a tax refund to finally redo a few rooms? Before you buy any paint, know this: if you’re looking to avoid volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can potentially harm the environment and your health, you need to look for low-VOC or VOC-free base paint and colorant. Recently, paint companies Sherwin-Williams and PPG agreed to settle FTC charges they misled people into thinking their paints didn’t contain VOCs. Continue Reading >

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