TexPIRG Education Fund Latest Blog Posts

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

No, you don't have to pay a 'small processing fee' to claim your $600 payment

Here's some advice to help keep your information and wallet safe

State-by-state analysis shows companies financially benefited from fewer claims but barely compensated customers

Gifting beauty products to family and friends this holiday season? Here's a guide to purchasing safer beauty products.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

COVID-19 could push more stores and restaurants out of business soon

With many cancelling annual gatherings, this is the year to think of ways to have a more sustainable, zero waste holiday season. Here are some ideas:

Eviction moratoriums, unemployment benefits, student loan repayment reprieves are ending, homeless shelters aren't a good option and there's no more relief in sight.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Con-artists are preying on people's fear of infection or desperation for money

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Whether you have a loved one currently in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, or whether you’re shopping for one, you should arm yourself with a list of questions to gauge how safe the environment is. Here’s a guide to those questions, and the answers you should expect.

The FDA allows cosmetic companies to hide toxic fragrance ingredients from consumers. But this fall, California passed a landmark bill to change this.