| by
Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Even with the knowledge I’ve gained working as a consumer advocate for several years, getting my finances in order has been a work in progress. 

 | by
Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Until recently, I did not have estate and end-of-life planning in mind, but it was the natural next step in my quest to be a responsible adult, with a nudge from the existential threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 | by
Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Advance directives are legal instructions that include a living will (different from a regular will) and a health care proxy. In them, you state what treatments you do or don’t want at the end of your life and who you want making health care decisions for you if you can’t. 

 | by
Emma Horst-Martz
Advocate

PennPIRG Advocate, Emma Horst-Martz, reacts to Apple's latest product launch. 

 | by
Hannah Rhodes
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

With the overwhelming number of reviews found both on website listings and social media, we pulled together the best tips to spot fake reviews when shopping online.

 | by
Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Before listening to In Case You Get Hit By a Bus, I didn’t know about insurance that covers the costs of long-term care, such as home health care or nursing home care, for people who need assistance with daily living activities. 

 | by
Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Getting my finances in order has been a work in progress over several years, starting with tackling credit card debt, paying off my car loan and then building an emergency fund. 

After clearing those hurdles, I set more defined financial goals and plans in motion this year, including automatic deposits into new investment accounts.

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

This means everything from bills to birthday cards will arrive later in our mailboxes. And credit card and loan payments, RSVPs and government forms we send will take longer too. 

 | by
Emma Horst-Martz
Advocate

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is on September 26. This year, we should take the opportunity to consider how products we use in our everyday lives could lead to this deadly type of cancer. 

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Scam robocalls have declined by 29 percent since June. But most of us still get too many. And the industry overall isn't doing enough.