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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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California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (Korean)

California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (Korean). 캘리포니아 주는 소득에 대한 자격이 있는 우량 운전자들에게 저가의 자동차책임보험에 가입할 기회를 제공하기 위해 이 프로그램을 제정했습니다. 이 보험은 캘리포니아 주가 인가한 보험회사들이 제공합니다. 캘리포니아 주법은 캘리포니아 주 저가 자동차보험이 배상책임법을 충족시켜야 한다고 규정하고 있습니다.
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.

California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program  (Chinese)

California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (Chinese). 加州政府設立本保險計劃,為符合收入標準﹑行車記錄好的駕駛人提供低價的車輛責任保險。承保單由在加州註冊的保險公司開出。加州法律規定要設立一項加州低價車輛保險計劃,以滿足其財務責任法律的有關規定。 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.

California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (Spanish)

California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (Spanish). El Estado de California ha desarrollado este programa para ofrecer un seguro de automóvil accesible a buenos conductores con niveles de ingresos elegibles. Las pólizas son emitadas por compañías aseguradoras acreditadas en California. La ley estatal de California requiere que una póliza de seguro de automóvil de bajo costo de California cumple con las leyes de responsabilidad financiera.

California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program

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.

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.

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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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