Attorney General Kelly Urges Consumers to Review Their Credit as Part of New Year’s Financial Planning

January 5, 2012 Off By administrator

Attorney General Kelly Urges Consumers to Review Their Credit as Part of New Year’s Financial Planning
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HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4 — The Pennsylvania Attorney General issued the following news release:

Attorney General Linda Kelly recommends that consumers add a careful review of their credit information to their list of New Year’s resolutions.

“The start of a new year is a time when many people make plans to change old habits and improve their lives, like exercising more or losing weight,” Kelly said. “Credit issues can have a major impact on your life, so we urge consumers to consider ‘healthy credit’ as part of their planning for 2012.”

Kelly noted that many consumers only think about credit when planning a major purchase, like buying a home or a car, which is the worst time to learn about negative credit information. She encouraged consumers to regularly check their credit history and financial accounts for signs of potential problems and be proactive when dealing with those issues.

“If you only balance your checkbook once…………… continues on Insurance News Net

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Bucking Senate, Obama Appoints Consumer Chief
News from New York Times:

Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Obama announced his decision to appoint Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND — President Obama threw a gauntlet before Congressional Republicans on Wednesday, defying deep opposition to appoint Richard Cordray as director of a new consumer protection agency in a move that ignited a possible legal challenge and Constitutional fight.

The White House also announced that the president would use his recess powers to fill three vacancies to the National Labor Relations…………… continues on New York Times

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