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01/13/2014
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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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11/20/2013
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Looking to advocate for open textbooks on your campus? Here's a toolkit to get you on your way!

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11/14/2013
News Release

Earlier today, Senator Richard Durbin (IL) and Senator Al Franken (MN) introduced the “Affordable College Textbook Act” that aims to make textbooks more affordable for today’s college students.

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11/12/2013
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Super Typhoon Haiyan all but decimated the eastern seaboard of the islands, leaving in its wake over half a million displaced citizens who have no access to clean drinking water, shelter, food, or a way off the islands. Check out the Typhoon Haiyan Response Toolkit to learn more about what you can do to help out.

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PIRG In The News

The Chronicle of Higher Education

As the price of college textbooks continues to increase, more students are opting to skip the books even if their grades suffer, a survey conducted by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group has found. 

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Today

College textbooks cost too much — and something needs to be done about it, according to a report from the advocacy group U.S. PIRG.

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KLCC 89.7

College textbooks are too expensive and many students can't afford them. The Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group released a national survey Monday on textbook costs and alternatives.

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The Huffington Post

The cost of college textbooks extends far beyond the bookstore, with students factoring in textbook expenses when they decide about everything from classwork to course loads, according to a report released Monday.

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