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.
- May 29, 2016How to avoid overpaying for your rental car
- May 28, 2016Waiting in line for the illusion of security
- May 27, 2016Wells Fargo has low down payment mortgages without FHA backing
- May 27, 2016Court rules companies cannot impose illegal arbitration clauses
- May 27, 2016America's great housing divide
CA News & Special Reports
Consumer Action INSIDER - May 2016 The May 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 direct you to a valuable tool for measuring your financial health; tell you all about our coast-to-coast trainings on IP phone transitions and prepaid cards; detail one consumer’s battle with the rental car industry; and outline some new California initiatives that could have big impacts on consumers. (Monday, May 02, 2016)
Five Recent Publications
Debtors’ Rights (Chinese) Protecting yourself from debt collection lawsuits. This 16-page guide helps consumers who owe money understand how to avoid a debt collection lawsuit, what the legal process is if they can’t avoid being sued, their rights if they lose the suit and how to file a complaint against a debt collector.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Chinese). 這本簡明的公平追討債務法案(FDCPA)小冊子讓消費者明白追債公司必須依照法律規定來追討債務，法律允許他們採取哪些行動，以及法律不允許他們採取哪些行動。該手冊還提供了關於如何阻止追債公司不斷聯繫你的資訊，如果追債公司違反公平追討債務法案(FDCPA)時你可以怎麼做，以及你可以從哪裡得到更多的資訊和個人援助。 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.
Money Management 1-2-3: THREE: Planning a Secure Future. 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.
Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals. 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, filing your tax returns, saving and investing, homeownership and insurance.
Money Management 1-2-3: ONE: Getting a Strong Start. 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 one, Getting a Strong Start, addresses how to manage your income, use credit wisely and live within your means. Topics include understanding your pay stub, creating a budget, setting up bank accounts, establishing and building good credit and managing student loans.
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.
Monday, December 19, 2011
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.
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