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Ask Marietta: Helping Women Get Back on Their Feet

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In this episode of Ask Marietta, Marietta responds to a letter from a women’s resource center in New York City and offers tips and advice for battered women looking to get a fresh start.

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Hi, I’m Marietta with the Consumer Action Handbook, and in this series, Marietta’s Mailbag, we read and respond to letters from people like you, who’ve used the Consumer Action Handbook to solve their consumer problems.

Let’s take a look at one of the letters now.

Today’s letter is from a women’s resource center in New York City.

It reads, “Dear Marietta, We distribute the Consumer Action Handbook to our residents in our center, which is a shelter for victims of domestic violence. The handbooks are invaluable for this women who are trying to restart their lives under very difficult circumstances.”

First let me salute this center for the work their doing to help women get a fresh start on life.

The Consumer Action Handbook includes so much information to help you as you’re getting up on your feet, trying to establish a new life for yourself.

And one of the things that’s in the Handbook is information on how to get a copy of your free credit report. This is a great thing to do as you’re establishing yourself, as you’re looking for jobs, renting an apartment, things like that.

So, I would encourage you to get a copy of the Consumer Action Handbook to find out how to get this and other information to help you get a fresh start.

If you have a question, send it in!

We love to hear from you. You can write us, you can email us or you can tweet us using the hashtag #AskMarietta.