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Equal Credit Opportunity Act

Every citizen is given equal access to credit, although that doesn't mean everyone will equally qualify for it. Learn all about your rights under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Most people will have to deal with a debt collector at least once in their lives. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects us from collection practices that are deemed abusive or unfair.

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Federal Reserve ("The Fed")

The Central Bank of the Unites States is also known as The Federal Reserve, or "The Fed" for short. But what does the Federal Reserve do? Learn all about the role of the Federal Reserve and how it affects you!

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Gross Domestic Product ("GDP")

The Gross Domestic Product, or "GDP" for short, refers to the total monetary value of all goods and service produced domestically in the United States. Learn what goes in to calculating the GDP and how it affects your life.

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What is a Recession?

The Great Recession occurred during the late 2000's and early 2010's, but it certainly wasn't the first recession experienced in this country. Learn what a recession is right here.

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What To Do With Your Tax Refund

Some people look to their tax refund as a "luxury savings account" to use to buy the things that they couldn't normally afford. Granted, it's OK to treat yourself when and if you get a tax refund, but there are better places to put your money than into the cost of a new 60" flatscreen TV.

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Where Do Taxes Go?

Everyone has to pay taxes, but we'd bet that no one enjoys seeing a relatively large portion of their hard-earned money going to Uncle Sam. But what does Uncle Sam actually do with that money?

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