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Safety net home insurance plans are becoming the only option for many in disaster-prone states

May 20, 2024
As private insurance companies retreat in states hit by climate-fueled disasters, safety net insurance plans are left to fill the gap.
At his two-acre property in San Diego County, Paul Felber gotten rid of much of the flammable vegetation bordering his home and spent more than $60,000 to harden it against wildfire. But home insurance companies weren’t impressed. In the last five years, the Felbers were dropped by two different companies.
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Overdraft fees, long associated with big banks, are big business for credit unions too

Dec 28, 2023
A first-of-its-kind California law shows how much credit unions receive in overdraft charges, which often burden low-income families.
A San Diego County Credit Union branch in Escondido, California. The credit union collected $18 million in overdraft fees in 2022.
Scott Rodd