Consumer debt data: What you need to know about consumer debt analysis

Consumers with credit cards or mortgages should get familiar with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s consumer debt data collection program.The bureau’s consumer data collection efforts are aimed at collecting information about credit and loan debt, credit card payments, and consumer credit scores, and help consumers navigate credit reporting agencies and lenders.But consumers are also being …

How to avoid blackout this winter: Consumers power outage

AARP consumer health and safety and consumer science experts are warning consumers about the potential blackout that is expected to hit the United States this winter.The AARP announced Tuesday that consumers will be forced to pay $3.9 billion to cover the costs of power outages due to high winds and flooding, along with millions of …