Managing MoneyManaging 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.
- August 25, 2016HARP extended into 2017
- August 25, 2016Relaxing privacy vow, WhatsApp to share some data with Facebook
- August 25, 2016That is NOT the IRS calling you!
- August 25, 2016Suing a debt collector? Now they can buy your lawsuit
- August 24, 2016Lawmakers demand investigation of EpiPen price hike
CA News & Special Reports
Consumer Action INSIDER - August 2016 The August 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 introduce a new guide to finding the right job training school; send you a "Save the date" for our upcoming 45th anniversary in Washington, DC; tell the tale of a consumer outraged by Uber's "surge pricing"; update you on our efforts to restore your right to join class action lawsuits; and take a look back at our Healthy Children project to prevent lead poisoning and other environmental threats to children’s health. (Monday, August 01, 2016)
Five Recent Publications
Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Chinese). “Money Management 1-2-3:你一生都應精明理財” ，這本系列手冊的詳述重點著重於初級，中級，和高級程度的基本理財技術方面。第二部份：完成財務規劃目標，列明如何更新個人預算表，積存老本，以及保護個人資產。主題內容包括：如何處理預算及債務，申報所得稅需知，關於儲蓄和投資，以及成為屋主及購買相關保險等等。 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 two, Achieving Financial Goals, addresses updating your budget, accumulating a nest egg and protecting your assets. Topics include budgeting and debt management, saving and investing, homeownership and insurance.
Debt Collection : Know your rights - PowerPoint Slides. This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Debt Collection: Know your rights” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that will help to engage learners and improve retention.
Debt Collection: Know your rights - Seminar lesson plan and class activities. This packet, only available as a PDF file, provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. It contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and take-home worksheets.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act How it restricts collectors and protects consumers. This concise guide to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) makes consumers aware of what collectors must do under the law, what they are allowed to do, and what they are prohibited from doing. It also provides information about getting a collector to stop contacting you, what your options are if a collector violates the FDCPA and where to get more information or personal assistance.
Debtors’ Rights Protecting yourself from debt collection lawsuits. This guide helps consumers understand how to communicate with a debt collector, what their rights and options are when faced with a debt collection lawsuit, steps to take to try to avoid legal action, where to find legal information and advice, the general process of responding to a lawsuit, their rights if they lose the case and how to file a complaint against a collector.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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. 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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