As America works towards reviving its economy, millions of working Americans are struggling with debt. With aggressive predatory practices looming throughout the financial industry; these same Americans have been finding themselves overcharged, harassed and falling into deeper financial distress.
The effects of debt on families in tough economic times can be crippling; today various financial agencies are exploiting Americas indebted. Here in Michigan these practices account for millions of dollars leaving our local economy. Predatory practices and general lack of adequate consumer protection agencies and advocacy are draining finances from our state.
Common Sense is a consumer protection program that educates the community with community partners in both the public and private sector. The program’s objective is to provide an outlet for consumer advocacy and protection while providing educational opportunities to the urban community on the finance industry, debt and bankruptcy.