From the moment President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010, a steady and mounting avalanche of misinformation about the law has left a growing majority of Americans confused about what it is, why it’s necessary, and how it works. With…
Managing Money Topic: Cars
A listing of news items, events, books, and publications on cars.
- April 21, 2016Mitsubishi apologizes, VW said to pay for deceptions
- February 05, 2016Obama to propose oil tax to fund rail and highway projects
- January 29, 2016Volkswagen may buy back diesel cars it can’t fix
- January 29, 2016A $640 Uber ride is one expensive financial lesson
- January 05, 2016Why GM’s investment in Lyft is such a big deal
CA News & Special Reports
Affordable Care Act Issue (November 2013) In the Affordable Care Act Issue we cover the basics of Obamacare—including the new health insurance exchanges, required minimum services, enrollment, subsidies for low income individuals and families and more. Our Web Bonus articles (not included in the downloadable PDF), explore medical debt installment plans, scams around Obamacare and appealing your health insurer's decisions. (Wednesday, November 20, 2013)
Five Recent Publications
Money Management 1-2-3: ONE: Getting a Strong Start. The “Money Management 1-2-3: Be Smart About Money All Your Life” series focuses on basic money management skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Part one, Getting a Strong Start, addresses how to manage your income, use credit wisely and live within your means. Topics include understanding your pay stub, creating a budget, setting up bank accounts, establishing and building good credit and managing student loans.
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.
California LifeLine Public Assistance Programs. Detailed description of various federal and state assistance programs.
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.
An Employer’s Guide to Payroll Cards. This eight-page resource, written in Q&A format, educates employers on how payroll cards work and what advantages they offer, what to look for when choosing a payroll card vendor, and how to implement a successful payroll card program.
Conversations on how to reform healthcare are long-standing and varied. But healthcare costs have soared, health insurance companies get richer and even those who pay dearly for health insurance frequently find that their policies don’t adequately cover them when they need their coverage most.…
Without proper insurance - health, auto, homeowners, life, disability, or long-term care - an unexpected event can quickly derail your financial plans and put your life savings at risk. Insurance is an essential part of financial planning, but many people are paying hundreds -…
Curtis Arnold, founder of Cardratings.com, passes along techniques he has used to escape credit card debt, "creatively finance" his wedding, car, and home purchases, and earn thousands in credit card "perks" every year. Along the way, he offers advice targeted to…
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