Managing Money

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 - April 2014 The new issue of INSIDER brings you stories about what Consumer Action staffers have been up to, including a new insurance resource for entrepreneurs, a Hotline Chronicles story about one man's disappointing experience with electric deregulation, reports of our financial literacy outreach at a Southern California military base and a round-up of the variety of hotline complaints we received last year. ( Tuesday, April 01, 2014 )

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Recent Publications

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

California's Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program

California's Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program. The State of California has developed this program to provide income eligible, good drivers with access to affordable automobile liability insurance. The policies are issued by California licensed insurance companies. California state law provides that a California Low Cost Automobile Insurance policy satisfies financial responsibility laws. Each brochure contains information in all 11 languages.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Checking and savings accounts - PowerPoint Training Slides

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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Checking and savings accounts - Seminar lesson plan and class activities

Checking and savings accounts - Seminar lesson plan and class activities. This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-hour presentation on selecting, opening, using and managing checking and savings accounts. 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.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

An Employee’s Guide to Payroll Cards

An Employee’s Guide to Payroll Cards. This four-page guide is designed to help employees who work for companies that offer a payroll card to determine whether that is their best option, understand how the cards work and how to avoid fees, and know their rights.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

An Employer's Guide to Payroll Cards

An Employer's Guide to Payroll Cards. This eight-page resource, written in Q&A format, educates employers on how payroll cards work and what advantages they offer, what to look for when choosing a payroll card vendor, and how to implement a successful payroll card program.

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Recommended Publications

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.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Working Cars for Working Families Cover Art Working Cars for Working Families. Working Cars for Working Families is a project of the National Consumer Law Center to help people get good used cars.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chronology of Data Breaches Cover Art Chronology of Data Breaches. Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has been tracking breaches since 2005 and publishes a Chronology of Data Breaches.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Protect Your Child from ID theft Cover Art Protect Your Child from ID theft. The California Office of Privacy Protection (COPP) has released a fact sheet for consumers on how to check their child's credit records and other ways to protect them from identity theft.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

5 Tips for Shopping for a Mortgage Cover Art 5 Tips for Shopping for a Mortgage. The Federal Reserve Board recommended 5 tips for shopping for a mortgage for consumers.

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