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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 - December 2014 This month's INSIDER features stories, among others, on the disappointing "gainful employment" rule for for-profit vocational colleges, new class actions, two new free consumer education publications and a petition drive to ask large banks to stop using pre-dispute, mandatory arbitration clauses. Hotline Chronicles looks at the "right to cancel" and when it applies. ( Monday, December 01, 2014 )

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Recent Publications

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Debtors’ Rights

Debtors’ Rights 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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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.

Friday, August 01, 2014

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.

Friday, August 01, 2014

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.    

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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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