Financial Literacy

How companies are ripping off consumers through law changes and what needs to change

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This document was created in May of 2008 for class at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville. It details information about how consumers need to understand financial literacy and how companies with help from the government have made things hard for people to understand and more expensive as well.

To see a PBS documentary which provided much of the data for this story check out both:
Secret History of the Credit Card -
Can You Afford to Retire? -