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02/10/2014
Resource

Avoid The Debt Trap provides you with the tools to avoid misleading and predatory practices by financial institutions and the knowledge you need to protect yourself, empowering students as financial consumers. This guide will help you understand and manage the basics of personal finance: banks, bank accounts, ATMs, bank fees, credit & debit cards, credit scores, budgeting, debt collection, ID theft, and financial privacy.

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01/27/2014
News Release

Today, a survey released by the ConnPIRG Education Fund shows that 65 percent of student consumers have opted out of buying a college textbook due to its high price, and nearly half say that textbook costs can dictate whether they take a course.

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01/26/2014
Report

The cost of college textbooks has skyrocketed in recent years. To students and families already struggling to afford high tuition and fees, an additional $1,200 per year on books and supplies can be the breaking point.

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09/25/2013
Resource

So You Need Health Insurance. Now What?
Connecticut Health Insurance 101

Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance. To make the most of new choices, protections and financial help, you need good information. This guide can help you find quality coverage that won’t break the bank.

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PIRG In The News

The Trinity Tripod

ConnPIRG, a consumer group that seeks to change public policy, is launching several new campaigns at Trinity this semester. ConnPIRG uses grassroots organizing, advocacy, and media to express their interests and create change. The organization states that their mission is to “speak up and [take] action…when consumers are cheated or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists.”

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The Daily Campus

With the election a little over a week away, volunteers have been busy across university campuses to register eligible voters.

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The Daily Campus

With the election season in its final stretch, president Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are scrambling to visit colleges to secure the youth vote.

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WTIC Hartford

Fox CT covered our Voter Registration efforts the day before the deadline to vote by mail in Connecticut.

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