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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

Money Management 1-2-3: ONE: Getting a Strong Start (Korean)

Money Management 1-2-3: ONE: Getting a Strong Start (Korean). “자금 관리 1-2-3: 항상 돈을 현명하게 관리하십시오” 시리즈는 초급, 중급 그리고 고급 수준의 기본 자금 관리 능력에 초점을 맞추고 있습니다. 첫번째 부분인 견고한 시작은 소득 관리, 현명한 크레딧 사용 그리고 소득에 맞는 생활 등에 대해 다루고 있습니다. 급여 명세서에 대한 이해, 세금 보고, 예산 작성, 은행 계좌 개설, 좋은 크래딧 수립 및 구축 그리고 학자금 대출 관리 등의 주제를 포함하고 있습니다.
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, filing your tax returns, creating a budget, setting up bank accounts, establishing and building good credit and managing student loans.

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Spanish)

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Spanish). La serie Money Management 1-2-3, contiene consejos para tomar decisiones financieras prudentes en cada etapa de la vida y ofrece los fundamentos para desarrollar habilidades financieras en la etapa inicial, intermedia y avanzada. La parte DOS, Logre sus metas financieras, aborda temas sobre la actualización de su presupuesto, el ahorro para acumular capital y la protección de sus activos. Algunos de los temas son: la preparación de un presupuesto, administración de la deuda, el ahorro y las inversiones.

Money Management 1-2-3: ONE: Getting a Strong Start (Spanish)

Money Management 1-2-3: ONE: Getting a Strong Start (Spanish). La serie Money Management 1-2-3, contiene consejos para tomar decisiones financieras prudentes en cada etapa de la vida y ofrece los fundamentos para desarrollar habilidades financieras en la etapa inicial, intermedia y avanzada. La parte UNO: Establezca una base sólida, aborda temas sobre cómo administrar sus ingresos, usar el crédito de manera prudente y vivir dentro de sus posibilidades. Algunos de los temas que abarca son: información para comprender el talón de su cheque, la preparación de su declaración de impuestos, la creación de su presupuesto, uso de cuentas bancarias, cómo establecer y construir buen crédito y la gestión de préstamos estudiantiles.

Money Management 1-2-3: Trainer’s Manual

Money Management 1-2-3: Trainer’s Manual. This backgrounder guide is part of our “Money Management 1-2-3” financial empowerment educational and training module. The module also contains three multilingual brochures and a lesson plan with PowerPoint training slides.

Money Management 1-2-3: Powerpoint Slides

Money Management 1-2-3: Powerpoint Slides. The Money Management 1-2-3 Powerpoint training file is available for download in the "Download File" section.

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

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…

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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