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Posts Tagged ‘advocacy’

Chase to refund a charge that “is a finance charge,” but continues to coerce and defame 400,000 account holders

On March 27, 2009, a article by Marshall Eckblad announced partial good news for those of us who Chase “aimed at,” but I have some things to say because although I appreciate the small victory, we’re “not done yet.”  Unfortunately, this will be a “Long Kiss Goodnight.”  We must continue to refute a defamatory portrayal […]


“Got your stimulus money yet? The banks already have their hands out.”

The email below was received from (a project of Consumers Union, probably more widely known as the publisher of Consumer Reports).  Please visit the site, as it has nifty software with a pre-written (yet customizable) letter that you can send with push-button convenience.  The banks have been acting like greedy pigs, and its time […]


A “counter-marketing” event during which University of Illinois students are asked to sign a petition in support of responsible credit card marketing — what’s responsible?

Since most of my current debt obligations (other than obvious exceptions, such as my mortgage) are associated with attending several years of graduate school, the topic of “students in debt” is certainly of interest to me.  Accordingly, Sarah Beldo’s article entitled, “Student credit cards under fire in Illinois,” on, caught my attention.  I appreciate […]