Month: September 2014

Taking Out a Student Loan: What You Should Know Before You Sign

The recent lawsuit in which the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is suing for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges for alleged “illegal predatory lending” is a reminder to students: Don’t take out a loan without doing your homework. CFPB alleges that since June 2013, Corinthian lured thousands of students into taking out high-cost private loans to…

DEA Drug Take-Back is Saturday, Sept. 27

Keeping prescription drugs out of the wrong hands is one of the goals of this Saturday’s DEA Drug Take-Back. Last year in California, more than one billion hydrocodone pain pills were dispensed – that’s enough for a month’s supply for every California adult. Many of those narcotics are no longer needed and may be stored…

California Bureau of Real Estate Issues Valuable Tips for Seniors on how to Avoid Becoming Victims of Real Estate Fraud

Those who commit fraud often target and exploit senior citizens. According to the FBI, the reason they do is because senior citizens are most likely to have a sizeable “nest egg” that criminals can target, and seniors are typically seen as more trusting of others. Older Americans are also less likely to report fraud because…

Got financial aid questions? BPPE has answers

You still have time to get your higher education financial aid questions answered. The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education is taking your phone calls at KCRA 3’s Call 3: Cash for College going on now. If you’re in the greater Sacramento area, call (916) 447-2255 or send an email to college@kcra.com until 7:00pm with your…

Tune in tomorrow!! BPPE will be on KCRA- Channel 3 taking your financial aid calls

It’s never too early to start planning your future. If you’re thinking about attending a postsecondary school, community college or university you’ve probably asked yourself, “How am I going to pay for it?” If that sounds like, and you’re in the greater Sacramento area, you won’t want to miss KCRA 3’s Call 3: Cash for…

The Latest Edition Of The Consumer Connection Is Hot Off The Press

NEWSFLASH – The latest edition of the Consumer Connection magazine is now available! This edition of our magazine features: Data breach and password protection and precautions Tips for your end of summer getaway Important must-know tips when hiring a locksmith Covered California and Affordable Care Act information Taking your pet to the Vet …..and much, much…

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