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Managing Money Topic: Credit-cards

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



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CA News & Special Reports

CA News Logo Consumer Action INSIDER - April 2020 The April 2020 issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER instructs older people on how they can report scams, especially as new ones are arising daily due to the coronavirus crisis; gives readers an overview of former CFPB director Richard Cordray's new book, “Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy”; exposes how the devil's in the details when it comes to "free filing" tax prep services offered by companies such as TurboTax and Tax Act; updates readers on our coalition efforts, including those to ensure that any COVID-19 vaccines developed are affordable for all consumers; and more. (Wednesday, April 01, 2020)

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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 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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