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Beat High Bank Fees

Banks rely on consumer indifference when they raise fees. They count on consumers not shopping around. They count on consumers not switching banks. Look closely at your statements for the last year. Compare the costs of your accounts both to other accounts at your bank and to accounts at other banks in the area. Know what types of transactions you regularly make. Evaluate accounts with your own needs as a yardstick. Iowa PIRG’s Big Banks, Bigger Fees reports routinely find that small banks and credit unions are not following the big banks’ lead; they still offer many free or low cost accounts.

Toy Safety Tips Brochure

This brochure provide you with safety tips to help you buy toys that are safe and avoid toys that may pose a choking, strangulation or toxic hazard. 

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Reclaiming A People's Democracy

The influence of big money contributions in our elections since the Supreme Courts ruling in Citizens United v. FEC has been crippling to our democracy, and our voice as voters. This fact sheet shares background information, some talking points, and information about why this is a particularly critical issue here in Iowa. 

Beat High Bank Fees

Banks rely on consumer indifference when they raise fees. They count on consumers not shopping around. PIRG’s Big Banks, Bigger Fees reports routinely find that small banks and credit unions are not following the big banks’ lead; they still offer many free or low cost accounts.

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