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January 26, 2022
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched an initiative to save households billions of dollars a year by reducing exploitative junk fees charged by banks and financial companies and seeks publlic input.
January 26, 2022
As part of the ongoing investigation of unusual account changes within Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation (UC) system, the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is taking the proactive step of offering free credit-monitoring services to all UC claimants even though there has been no confirmed
January 24, 2022
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead today advised Pennsylvanians of a potential phishing scam texting people that their EBT card is locked. Pennsylvanians should not reply or share any personal information if they are contacted in this manner. DHS and other
January 20, 2022
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it will begin examining the operations of post-secondary schools, such as for-profit colleges, that extend private loans directly to students. The CFPB is issuing an update to its exam procedures including a new section on
January 14, 2022
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier reminded Pennsylvanians who claimed unemployment benefits in 2021 to monitor their mailboxes and unemployment system notifications for the 1099 form they will need to properly file their 2021 taxes. "With the arrival of a new year in
January 14, 2022
As Winter Storm Izzy approaches Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds households of the steps they can take to prepare for, and recover safely from, storm-related power outages. Additionally, the PUC cautions residents to give utility crews ample room to perform
January 13, 2022
The Internal Revenue Service has issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit. Individuals who did not qualify for, or did not receive, the full amount of the third Economic Impact Payment may be eligible to claim the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.
January 13, 2022
Settlement includes $1.7 billion in debt cancellation and $95 million in restitution; Pennsylvania borrowers will receive over $70 million in relief Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that Navient, known as one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers, will provide relief totaling

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