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Managing Money Topic: Credit

A listing of news items, events, books, and publications on credit.

 
 

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CA News & Special Reports

CA News Logo Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2018 The October issue features a Hotline Chronicles article about recurring credit/debit card charges; Consumer Action's work with the National Endowment for Financial Education to help financial educators evaluate their training programs; our outreach staff's financial and marketplace education efforts across the county; and CFPB Watch and new coalition efforts and class actions. (Sunday, September 30, 2018)

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Five Recent Publications

Freeze Your Credit File

Freeze Your Credit File Leave ID thieves out in the cold.

A credit file “security freeze” is a preventive tool to help you avoid identity theft and to block impostors from using your personal information to establish credit. This publication explains how to “freeze” your credit file, which prevents new credit from being established in your name until you temporarily or permanently lift the freeze.

Security Freeze Backgrounder

Security Freeze Backgrounder Questions and Answers About Placing, Lifting and Removing a Credit Report Security Freeze.

This publication answers common questions about how a credit report security freeze can protect you from ID theft, the pros and cons of a security freeze, and how to place, lift and remove a freeze. (It has been updated to reflect changes implemented on Sept. 21, 2018, under new federal law.)

Micro Business: Preparing for success (Chinese)

Micro Business: Preparing for success (Chinese).

Starting a very small—or micro—business can be the key to long-term professional and financial success. But since many businesses do not make it past the first few years, becoming an entrepreneur is not a decision to make lightly. This guide explains the process of planning and launching a micro business, from estimating costs/earnings and finding funding to identifying legal and professional needs (insurance, bookkeeping, business advice, etc.) and doing business on the internet.

Micro business: Preparing for success (Spanish)

Micro business: Preparing for success (Spanish).

El abrir una pequeña empresa o microempresa puede ser la clave del éxito profesional y financiero a largo plazo. Pero dado que muchas empresas no pasan de los primeros años, convertirse en empresario no es una decisión a la ligera. Esta guía explica el proceso de planificación y lanzamiento de una microempresa, desde la estimación de costos y ganancias y la búsqueda de financiamiento hasta la identificación de requisitos legales y profesionales (seguros, teneduría de libros, asesoramiento comercial, etc.) y el comercio por Internet.

Micro Business: Preparing for success (Vietnamese)

Micro Business: Preparing for success (Vietnamese).

Starting a very small—or micro—business can be the key to long-term professional and financial success. But since many businesses do not make it past the first few years, becoming an entrepreneur is not a decision to make lightly. This guide explains the process of planning and launching a micro business, from estimating costs/earnings and finding funding to identifying legal and professional needs (insurance, bookkeeping, business advice, etc.) and doing business on the internet.

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BookNotes

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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