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

Debtors’ Rights

Debtors’ Rights Protecting yourself from debt collection lawsuits. This guide helps consumers understand how to communicate with a debt collector, what their rights and options are when faced with a debt collection lawsuit, steps to take to try to avoid legal action, where to find legal information and advice, the general process of responding to a lawsuit, their rights if they lose the case and how to file a complaint against a collector.

Debt Collection : Know your rights - PowerPoint Slides

Debt Collection : Know your rights - PowerPoint Slides. This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Debt Collection: Know your rights” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that will help to engage learners and improve retention.

Debt Collection: Know your rights - Seminar lesson plan and class activities

Debt Collection: Know your rights - Seminar lesson plan and class activities. This packet, only available as a PDF file, provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. It contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and take-home worksheets.

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Chinese)

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Chinese). This concise guide to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) makes consumers aware of what collectors must do under the law, what they are allowed to do, and what they are prohibited from doing. It also provides information about getting a collector to stop contacting you, what your options are if a collector violates the FDCPA and where to get more information or personal assistance.

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Korean)

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Korean) How it restricts collectors and protects consumers. 공정 채권 추심법(the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, FDCPA)에 대한 이 안내서는 법으로 규정된 채권 추심자들의 의무, 허거된 추심 행위 그리고 불법 추심 행위 등을 소비자들에게 알립니다. 이 안내서는 또한 채권 추심자들로부터의 접촉 차단, 채권 추심자들의 법률 위반시 대처하는 방법, 추가 정보 또는 지원 받는 요령 등에 대한 정보도 제공합니다.

This concise guide to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) makes consumers aware of what collectors must do under the law, what they are allowed to do, and what they are prohibited from doing. It also provides information about getting a collector to stop contacting you, what your options are if a collector violates the FDCPA and where to get more information or personal assistance.

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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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