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Managing Money (www.managing-money.org) is a financial literacy clearinghouse featuring Consumer Action’s award-winning multilingual educational materials, headline news on personal finance topics and recommended publications created by other organizations and government agencies. The materials focus on financial services, sound financial planning and debt management, saving for emergencies and retirement and how to avoid frauds and scams.
 
 

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CA News Logo Consumer Action INSIDER - July 2016 The July issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER offers information on CFPB activities and class action lawsuits as well as updates on coalition activities. This month we also present you with our updated, comprehensive Money Management 1-2-3 financial educational module; fill you in on the EMERGE: Consumer Financial Health Forum in New Orleans; and tell you what one consumer did when his check was rejected for unknown reasons. (Tuesday, July 05, 2016)

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Five Recent Publications

Q&A about protecting your finances for servicemembers and vets

Q&A about protecting your finances for servicemembers and vets. This backgrounder expounds on the topics introduced in the companion brochure. Presented in Q&A format, the guide answers dozens of questions for servicemembers and veterans, ranging from how to avoid predatory lenders and take advantage of mainstream financial services to how to handle student loans and deal with debt collection issues. 

Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans

Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans. This fact sheet teaches servicemembers and veterans how to recognize and avoid scams and expensive or risky financial products/services and encourages them to take advantage of the many consumer-friendly borrowing and banking options available. It also explains the special consumer finance protections that active duty servicemembers have under the law.

Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans - Seminar lesson plan and class activities

Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans - Seminar lesson plan and class activities. This downloadable packet guides community educators through a 2.5-hour presentation on servicemembers’ and veterans’ consumer rights, financial services to avoid and the better alternatives that exist, how to avoid scams aimed at veterans, and where to get legal and financial help. In addition to the lesson plan (to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation), the packet includes exercises, resources and a class evaluation form.    

Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans - PowerPoint Training Slides

Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans - PowerPoint Training Slides. This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that will help to engage learners and improve retention.

Money Management 1-2-3: THREE: Planning a Secure Future (Korean)

Money Management 1-2-3: THREE: Planning a Secure Future (Korean). “자금 관리 1-2-3: 항상 돈을 현명하게 관리하십시오” 시리즈는 초급, 중급 그리고 고급 수준의 기본 자금 관리 능력에 초점을 맞추고 있습니다. 세번째 부분인 안정적인 미래 설계는 은퇴 및 은퇴 자금 마련 그리고 축적한 재산 보호 등을 다루고 있습니다. 투자금 및 홈 에퀴티 활용, 충분한 보험 가입, 의료 비용 관리, 재산 관리 계획 그리고 일부 조부모들을 위한 손자 양육 등의 주제를 포함하고 있습니다.
The “Money Management 1-2-3: Be Smart About Money All Your Life” series focuses on basic money management skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Part three, Planning a Secure Future, focuses on leaving the workforce, funding your retirement and protecting what you've accumulated. Topics include tapping your investments and home equity, staying adequately insured, managing medical expenses, the basics of estate planning and, for some grandparents, raising a second family.

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Recommended Publications

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

2016 Car Insurance & Credit Scores Report by WalletHub Cover Art 2016 Car Insurance & Credit Scores Report by WalletHub. The WalletHub study gives us information on the connection between credit scores and car insurance.

Friday, September 04, 2015

CFPB Monthly Complaint Report: Credit Reporting Issues. Complaint reports from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) focus on a different issue each month providing a snapshot of complaint trends by type, state and company, and highlight actual complaints reported by consumers.

Friday, January 23, 2015

California Lifeline carrier search tool. The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) has a multilingual tool that enables consumers to search for California LifeLine service providers.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Owning a Home Cover Art Owning a Home. Designed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Owning a Home features an interactive, online set of resources and tools to help borrowers.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Public access online to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched an online tool to provide consumers with easy access to public mortgage information collected under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The tool enables greater transparency by helping inform people of trends in their local mortgage markets.

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