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English Library

Some of the following Consumer Action publications are available in bulk for non-profit or government agencies to distribute for educational purposes. Further info can be found on the How To Order Publications page.

Library of English Publications, Sorted by Date

Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’

Library: English | Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’. The sharing economy might enable you to put a little extra cash in your pockets in your spare time, or it could be your primary source of income. Either way, earning money will have an impact on your tax situation. This publication, while not tax advice, will help you understand how to report your income and expenses accurately, why you should take advantage of all the deductions you’re entitled to, how to avoid an unpleasant surprise when you file your tax return, and where to get more information and assistance. Category: Money Management on May 19, 2017

 
Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’

Library: English | Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’. The “sharing economy” can offer you new ways to earn, but, as with any business or self-employment venture, there are insurance issues to consider. This publication explains the potential risks associated with each type of “sharing,” what protection is typically available from the “platforms” that connect users, how your personal insurance may fall short, what your options are for full protection, and where to get more information. Category: Insurance on May 19, 2017

 
California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program

Library: English | 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. Category: Automobiles Insurance on Apr 24, 2017

 
Finding the right job training school - Seminar lesson plan and class activities

Library: English | Finding the right job training school - Seminar lesson plan and class activities. This downloadable packet guides community educators through a three hour presentation on finding the right job training program (also known as “trade” or “vocational” schools). The lesson plan helps prospective students discern which jobs require or recommend vocational training, recognize whether the program is appropriately accredited, learn which questions to ask the school to help identify fraudulent programs, understand the importance of community colleges, and determine their best options for paying for school. The lesson plan, which is designed to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation, also includes learning activities and a class evaluation form. Category: Consumer Rights on Mar 31, 2017

 
Finding the right job training school - PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Finding the right job training school - PowerPoint Slides. This downloadable 22-slide PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the seminar lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that will help to engage learners and improve retention. Category: Consumer Rights on Mar 29, 2017

 
Finding the right vocational, technical or trade school - Backgrounder

Library: English | Finding the right vocational, technical or trade school - Backgrounder Q&A backgrounder guide. This Consumer Action "question and answer" manual is designed to provide background information about evaluating job training schools and choosing and managing student loans for these programs. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the "Guide to finding the right job training school." There is also a lesson plan and PowerPoint presentation for use by consumer education trainers. Category: Consumer Rights on Mar 29, 2017

 
A guide to finding the right job training school

Library: English | A guide to finding the right job training school. Job training can be a valuable investment in your future—if the school or program is reputable and fairly priced. This guide is designed to help anyone considering a job training program or vocational school make an informed choice, avoid excessive or unwarranted student loan debt, and know where to turn if they believe they are a victim of for-profit school fraud. Category: Consumer Rights on Mar 29, 2017

 
Savvy Online Shopping PowerPoint slides

Library: English | Savvy Online Shopping PowerPoint slides. The downloadable Savvy Online Shopping PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the lesson plan, adding a visual component that will help engage learners and improve retention. Category: Credit Cards on Feb 22, 2017

 
Savvy Online Shopping seminar lesson plan and class activities

Library: English | Savvy Online Shopping seminar lesson plan and class activities. This packet, only available as a PDF file, provides guidance for community educators. It contains a detailed curriculum and classroom activities. Category: Credit Cards on Feb 22, 2017

 
Questions and answers about savvy online shopping and dispute resolution

Library: English | Questions and answers about savvy online shopping and dispute resolution. Written in Q&A format, this backgrounder answers many questions about savvy online shopping that are not covered in the companion brochures. Category: Credit Cards on Feb 22, 2017

 

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