Managing Money Topic: Credit

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CA News & Special Reports

CA News Logo 2012 Fall Issue: Credit Card Comparison Site Survey Consumer Action looked at 54 sites to determine which ones offer the most useful and complete information to credit card shoppers. To narrow the list, we evaluated them using a checklist of key elements—and 13 met all or most of our criteria. Three sites met all nine criteria. (Wednesday, October 31, 2012)

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Five Recent Publications

Savvy Online Shopping PowerPoint slides

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.

Savvy Online Shopping seminar lesson plan and class activities

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.

Questions and answers about savvy online shopping and dispute resolution

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.

Savvy online shopping: Tips for trouble-free transactions (Spanish)

Savvy online shopping: Tips for trouble-free transactions (Spanish). Las compras por internet ofrecen todo tipo de ventajas, pero esto no significa que no impliquen posibles riesgos. Esta publicación explica cómo reducir posibles problemas al proteger su información personal, tomar decisiones acertadas acerca de dónde comprar y cómo pagar, y adoptar medidas para evitar conflictos.

Savvy online shopping: How to resolve a dispute (Spanish)

Savvy online shopping: How to resolve a dispute (Spanish). Los consumidores que compran en línea a veces enfrentan problemas, desde problemas con la entrega o con el producto hasta dudas o disputas acerca de la facturación. Esta publicación explica los pasos que pueden tomar los compradores en línea para evitar o resolver estos y otros problemas que podrían surgir.

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How YOU Can Profit from Credit Cards Cover ArtHow YOU Can Profit from Credit Cards 

Curtis Arnold, founder of, 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…

Your Credit Score Cover ArtYour Credit Score 

Liz Pulliam Weston is a personal finance columnist whose twice-weekly columns for MSN Money reach more than six million people each month. In her new book she provides a complete action plan for improving your credit score. Credit scores—numbers that sum up your credit…

Credit Scores & Credit Reports Cover ArtCredit Scores & Credit Reports 

The U.S. credit reporting system keeps detailed financial histories on more than 200 million Americans. Evan Hendricks' Credit Scores & Credit Reports is a well-informed, informative, and well-written guide to a subject of great and growing importance to consumers. Hendricks, a foremost privacy expert,…

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