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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 - April 2017 The April 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter gives you an update on how consumers and advocates are holding Wells Fargo's feet to the fire after its notorious fraudulent account debacle; tells the tale of one person who worked with the CFPB to resolve a two-year mortgage nightmare and others who have had to address problems with defective used cars; details our partnerships with nonprofit groups working to serve low-income and servicemember populations; and more. (Monday, April 03, 2017)

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

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.

Finding the right job training school - PowerPoint Slides

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.

A guide to finding the right job training school (Chinese)

A guide to finding the right job training school (Chinese). 如果一間職業學校及其課程具備聲譽而且收費合理,就讀這間學校對於你的未來會成為很有價值的投資。這本指南是專門編輯印製,以協助任何人在考慮報讀就業培訓課程或是職業學校時,能做出明理的選擇,避免積欠過多或毫無保證的學生貸款債務;當一旦不幸成為牟利學校相關詐騙的受害者時,也知道應去何處尋求協助。 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.

A guide to finding the right job training school (Korean)

A guide to finding the right job training school (Korean). 해당 학교 또는 프로그램의 평판이 좋고 공정하게 가격이 책정되었다면 직업 훈련은 미래를 위한 가치있는 투자일 수 있습니다. 이 가이드는 직업 훈련 프로그램이나 학교를 고려하고 있는 사람들의 합리적인 선택, 과도하거나 부당한 학자금 대출 방지, 그리고 영리 목적 학교 사기 피해를 입었을 때 대처법 등에 대한 도움을 제공합니다.
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.

A guide to finding the right job training school (Vietnamese)

A guide to finding the right job training school (Vietnamese). Học nghề có thể là một sự đầu tư có giá trị cho tương lai của quý vị -- nếu nhà trường hay các chương trình huấn nghệ có uy tín và giá học phí công bằng -- Tập cẩm nang này được biên soạn để giúp những ai có ý định xin vào các chượng trình huấn nghệ hay trường dạy nghề sẽ có đủ tin tức để quyết định, tránh bị mắc nợ học phí quá nhiều hay nợ học phí không bảo đảm, và biết các nguồn giúp đỡ nếu họ tin rằng họ là nạn nhân của một trường tư giả mạo.
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.

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Recommended Publications

Friday, September 23, 2016

Spanish-English glossary of real estate terms. A new Spanish-English glossary of commonly used real estate terms has been released to help real estate agents and brokers make the home buying process more manageable for consumers who seek to better understand the complexities of a mortgage transaction in Spanish. The glossary offers both formal and colloquial translations of key mortgage terms.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

2016 Car Insurance & Credit Scores Report by WalletHub Cover Art 2016 Car Insurance & Credit Scores Report by WalletHub. The WalletHub study gives us information on the connection between credit scores and car insurance.

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 Cover Art 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.

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