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This article tells about warranties and service contracts on a vehicle, major appliance and extending a warranty. This article is written by the Federal Trade Commission. 
This article tells you about tax deductions that may be available to you after a disaster. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article tells you what a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is and what it can and cannot do. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article tells you about what can and cannot be done through a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article provides information on things you should consider prior to co-signing on a loan. This information was provided by the Federal Trade Commission.
The Houston Bar Association's Consumer Law Handbook contains information on credit, resolving disputes, buying a car, the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, landlord and tenant issues, and more. This handbook was written by the Houston Bar Association. 
This article tells you about credit reports, how to correct them, and more. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article provides information on what criminal identity theft is and other information  pertaining to this topic. This article was provided by The Identity Theft Resource Center.
This article provides information on How to prevent disconnection, special payment arrangements and time lines for service disconnection. This article was provided by Texas ROSE.
This article provides sources and tells how to find the credit counsel suitable to live in a woekable budget. Additionally, it tells how to save money for retirement, find a credit counselor and more. This article is written by the Federal Trade Commission. 
This article tells you about your rights and options under the law if you are facing debt collection. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article provides information on credit counselors and Post-Filing Debtor Education. This article was provided by the federal trade commission.
This article contains information about acceptable debt collector communication and how to write a sample letter. This article was provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
This article tells about how the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects family members from a loved one's debts after passing. This article is written by the Federal Trade Commision.  
This article tells you about whether your property taxes can be reduced after a disaster, homestead exemptions, and more. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This manual is a compilation of resource materials for lawyers responding to legal questions from those affected by disasters. This resource is meant for use by lawyers. 
This article provides resources to those directly affected by a disaster, like a hurricane. This includes information on housing, insurance, employment and more. This article was written by Lone Star Legal Aid.
This article tells you about specific help available for small businesses after a disaster. This artilce was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article provides information about how to avoid home repair fraud after a disaster. This article was provided by the lone star legal aid and the small business administration.
This article provides information about, low interest disaster loans and how to apply for a loan. This article was provided by the lone star legal aid and the small business administration.