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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 - August 2020 The August 2020 issue of Consumer Action INSIDER features articles on an annual Federal Trade Commission (FTC) PrivacyCon event, which brought together academics, policymakers and advocates to consider the lack privacy rules around consumer health data (particularly relating to health and wellness apps); the many problems that come with purchasing and maintaining a timeshare--especially now during the coronavirus pandemic; Consumer Action's recent (and well-attended) webinar on COVID-19 scams and healthcare fraud; coverage of our coalition efforts; the latest CFPB happenings; and new settlements posted in our Class Action Database. (Monday, August 03, 2020)

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Five Recent Publications

Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times

Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times Coping with COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the wisdom of making critical end-of-life decisions before a crisis strikes. This publication outlines the key estate planning decisions everyone should make now, explains which documents and tools help ensure that your wishes are carried out, and provides resources for learning more, getting help and taking next steps.

Financial assistance for undocumented workers (Vietnamese)

Financial assistance for undocumented workers (Vietnamese) Đối phó với COVID-19.

Hàng triệu người lao động nhập cư bất hợp pháp không đủ điều kiện nhận được sự tài trợ kinh tế của chính phủ liên bang giống như những công dân Hoa Kỳ trong đại dịch COVID-19. Ấn bản này cung ứng các chỉ dẫn và nguồn giúp đỡ để tìm các chương trình trợ giúp tài chánh của chính phủ tiểu bang, địa phương và của tư nhân được thiết lập đặc biệt cho những người nhập cư bất hợp pháp hay không hỏi về diện nhập cư khi cứu xét tiểu chuẩn.

Millions of undocumented workers are ineligible for the federal economic aid available to U.S. citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication provides tips and resources for finding state, local and private financial assistance programs that are designed specifically for undocumented immigrants or don’t ask for immigration status when determining eligibility.

Financial assistance for undocumented workers (Chinese)

Financial assistance for undocumented workers (Chinese) 應對COVID-19 (新冠肺炎).

在COVID-19(新冠肺炎)疫情期間,數百萬無證員工沒有資格獲得政府向美國公民所提供的聯邦經濟援助。這本刊物提供各項協助資源和申請提示,可供查詢各州、地方和私人之專門設置為無證移民或在確定申請資格時不需提供移民身份的財務援助計劃。

Millions of undocumented workers are ineligible for the federal economic aid available to U.S. citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication provides tips and resources for finding state, local and private financial assistance programs that are designed specifically for undocumented immigrants or don’t ask for immigration status when determining eligibility.

Financial assistance for undocumented workers (Korean)

Financial assistance for undocumented workers (Korean) COVID-19에 대한 대응.

COVID-19 팬데믹 동안 수백만의 서류 미비 근로자들은 미국 시민들이 이용할 수 있는 연방 경제 지원을 받을 수 없습니다. 이 안내서는 서류 미비 이민자들을 위해 특별히 마련되었거나 자격을 결정할 때 이민 신분을 묻지 않는 주, 지역 및 민간 재정 지원 프로그램을 찾는데 도움이 되는 정보와 지원처를 제공합니다.

Millions of undocumented workers are ineligible for the federal economic aid available to U.S. citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication provides tips and resources for finding state, local and private financial assistance programs that are designed specifically for undocumented immigrants or don’t ask for immigration status when determining eligibility.

Financial assistance for undocumented workers (Spanish)

Financial assistance for undocumented workers (Spanish) Cómo hacerle frente al COVID-19.

Millones de trabajadores indocumentados no califican para la ayuda económica federal que se les ofrece a ciudadanos estadounidenses durante la pandemia del coronavirus. Esta publicación ofrece consejos y recursos para ayudarle a encontrar programas de asistencia financiera estatales, locales y privados diseñados especialmente para inmigrantes indocumentados o que no preguntan sobre su estado migratorio.

Millions of undocumented workers are ineligible for the federal economic aid available to U.S. citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication provides tips and resources for finding state, local and private financial assistance programs that are designed specifically for undocumented immigrants or don’t ask for immigration status when determining eligibility.

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Recommended Publications

Friday, January 05, 2018

Mortgage loan relief for disaster victims. The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) has produced a guide to assist those helping homeowners struggling after a hurricane, flood, fire or other natural disaster.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Spanish-English glossary of real estate terms. A new Spanish-English glossary of commonly used real estate terms has been released to help real estate agents and brokers make the home buying process more manageable for consumers who seek to better understand the complexities of a mortgage transaction in Spanish. The glossary offers both formal and colloquial translations of key mortgage terms.

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.

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