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Landlord increasing security deposit in conjunction with rental increase

Dear Consumer Ed:  My landlord is raising my rent by $200 per month. Now he is telling me I also have to pay an additional $200 on my security deposit. Is he allowed to do that?

Credit report not showing car loan pay-off

Dear Consumer Ed:  I paid off my car loan last year, but my credit report is still showing a balance of over $8,000. How can I get this corrected? 

HOA dues increase

Dear Consumer Ed:  Can my Homeowners Association increase my monthly dues by $230, and do so without prior notice?

Are online pharmacies legitimate?

Dear Consumer Ed:  I can barely afford my monthly prescription medications. I’ve seen ads about online pharmacies that provide medications at a fraction of the price, but I don’t know how to tell if they are legitimate and safe to use. Please help.

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