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.
- July 27, 2015 How to build, or rebuild, credit
- July 27, 2015 Small businesses await house action on frozen loan program
- July 27, 2015 The housing market still isn’t rational
- July 26, 2015 Financial aid web site to refund $5.2 million
- July 25, 2015 Read this before becoming a cosigner
CA News & Special Reports
Consumer Action INSIDER - July 2015 The July issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER offers updates on CFPB activities, class action lawsuits under which you might be eligible to make a claim, coalition efforts in which Consumer Action has participated, and the FCC’s recent decision regarding robocalls. It also contains part two of a series on retirement planning that began in the May issue, and an announcement about Consumer Action’s move to a new office in San Francisco’s Civic Center area. ( Tuesday, June 30, 2015 )
California’s Lemon Law Protection for new and used car buyers. This fact sheet about California’s protections for new and used car buyers explains how the state Lemon Law works, which vehicles are covered, the arbitration programs used by most car dealers and how consumers can pursue a claim in California.
A consumer’s guide to choosing a prepaid card. A prepaid card that charges low fees, comes with desirable features and offers strong consumer protections can be a good choice for many consumers. This publication will help you learn how to compare your options and choose the best prepaid card for your needs.
The right overdraft protection plan A wise choice. Spending more money than is in your checking account can be a costly mistake. This fact sheet presents the consequences of overdrawing your account, the high cost of “courtesy” overdraft coverage, the better overdraft protection plans that exist and tips for avoiding overdrafts altogether.
Student Loan and Education Resource List. This concise, five-page guide provides resources to help beginning students figure out what their college education financing options are, what they can afford, which schools are worth the cost and how to get the student loan process started. Current and former students can benefit from the sections on loan repayment and what to do if the loan goes into default. The publication includes resources specifically for veterans.
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.
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.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Chronology of Data Breaches. Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has been tracking breaches since 2005 and publishes a Chronology of Data Breaches.
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