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2013

September

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Connect to California Lifeline and Save! (2017) (Vietnamese) Cover

Connect to California Lifeline and Save! (2017) (Vietnamese) Discounted telephone service can help your family stay in touch. California Lifeline cung cấp dịch vụ với giá căn bản cho các gia đình trong tiêu chuẩn lợi tức thấp. Các khách hàng nào đủ điều kiện cho dịch vụ giá bình dân California Lifeline chỉ trả một phần tiền của giá thường cho dịch vụ mắc đường dây và tiền điện thoại hàng tháng. Cẩm nang này giải thích các đặc điểm và lợi ích của dịch vụ điện thoại Lifeline, cách nộp đơn vào chương trình, và quý vị phải làm gì để tiếp tục được tham gia chương trình.
California Lifeline provides discounts on basic residential telephone service to eligible low-income households. Consumers who qualify for California Lifeline pay a fraction of the regular cost for telephone connection and monthly local telephone service. This brochure explains the features and benefits of Lifeline phone service, how to apply for the program, and what you must do to continue participation.

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You Can Buy a Home - The keys to homeownership (Chinese) Cover

You Can Buy a Home - The keys to homeownership (Chinese). 購屋可說是你這輩子所做的最重大的一件事。在這本手冊中,我們專門為可能成為屋主的人提供一系列購屋要訣,包括購屋前的準備,預估購屋花費,尋找合適的房子,還擇合適的房屋抵押貸款比價及下訂單房屋。
Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. In this brochure, we cover key topics for potential homeowners, including preparing to buy a home, predicting homeownership costs, finding the right home, shopping for a mortgage and making an offer.

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Connect to California LifeLine and Save! (Spanish) (2017) Cover

Connect to California LifeLine and Save! (Spanish) (2017) El servicio telefónico con descuento puede ayudarle a su familia a mantenerse en contacto. California LifeLine ofrece descuentos por servicio telefónico residencial básico para familias de bajos ingresos que califican. Los consumidores que califican para recibir California LifeLine pagan una fracción del costo normal de la conexión y del servicio mensual de teléfono local. Este folleto le explica los beneficios del servicio Lifeline, cómo solicitar el programa y lo que debe hacer para continuar en el programa.

Connect to California LifeLine and Save! (Chinese) (2017) Cover

Connect to California LifeLine and Save! (Chinese) (2017) Discounted telephone service can help your family stay in touch. 加州普濟電話,提供合於低收入資格的家庭基本電話用戶折扣優惠價。合格申請普濟電話的消費者,安裝電話或是支付本地電話每月服務費只需繳納通常費用之一部份。這本社區教育特刊對於普濟電話各項服務、優惠規訂、申請方法, 以及如何才能繼續保持享有該項計劃,均有詳細說明。
California LifeLine provides discounts on basic residential telephone service to eligible low-income households. Consumers who qualify for California LifeLine pay a fraction of the regular cost for telephone connection and monthly local telephone service. This brochure explains the features and benefits of Lifeline phone service, how to apply for the program, and what you must do to continue participation.

August

19
Keeping Your Home - Protect your investment (Spanish) Cover

Keeping Your Home - Protect your investment (Spanish). Las personas que planifican, hacen un presupuesto y ahorran para tener éxito como dueñas de casa tienen muchas más posibilidades de mantener su hogar e incrementar su patrimonio a medida que el valor de su propiedad aumente con los años. Este folleto explica las responsabilidades financieras de los propietarios de una vivienda y cómo administrar estas responsabilidades, cómo mantener y proteger su hogar, y cómo aumentar y conservar el valor líquido de su vivienda.

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You Can Buy a Home - The keys to homeownership (Korean) Cover

You Can Buy a Home - The keys to homeownership (Korean). 주택 구입은 여러분 생애에 있어서 가장 중요한 구매 중 하나입니다. 이 소책자는 주택 구입 준비, 예상 주택 소유 비용, 적합한 주택 찾기, 모기지론 받기, 그리고 구입 절차 등의 예비 주택 소유주를 위한 중요 정보에 대해 설명하고 있습니다.
Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. In this brochure, we cover key topics for potential homeowners, including preparing to buy a home, predicting homeownership costs, finding the right home, shopping for a mortgage and making an offer.

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You Can Buy a Home - The keys to homeownership (English) Cover

You Can Buy a Home - The keys to homeownership (English). Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. In this brochure, we cover key topics for potential homeowners, including preparing to buy a home, predicting homeownership costs, finding the right home, shopping for a mortgage and making an offer.

May

10
Teens & Money - Talking to teens about money (Korean) Cover

Teens & Money - Talking to teens about money (Korean). 24페이로 구성된 이 소책자는 일, 예산, 구매에 있어서 필요한 것과 원하는 것 구분, 은행 이용, 개인 수표 사용, 저축, 신용 카드, 신용 보고서, 운전과 휴대폰 등의 여러가지 주제에 대해 설명하고 있으며 부모들을 위해 만들어 졌지만 청소년들에게도 도움이 될 수 있습니다. 이 소책자는 또한 주간 지출 분석, 월급 명세서, 비교구매를 통한 절약, 개인 수표 사용 등에 대한 예와 삽화를 싣고 있으며 부모들과 자녀들에게 도움을 줄 수 있는 웹 사이트들에 대해서도 안내히고 있습니다.
This 24-page booklet is designed primarily for parents but may also be useful for older teens. It covers many topics, including working, budgeting, figuring out if a purchase is a "need" or a "want," banking, writing checks, savings, credit cards, credit reports, driving and cell phones. The booklet contains illustrations and examples of a weekly spending evaluation, a paycheck stub, how comparison shopping can save money and how to write a check. It also contains a list of helpful web sites for parents and kids.

February

08
Good Credit - Build it and keep it (English) Cover

Good Credit - Build it and keep it (English). A fact sheet that explains what a credit history is, how to get your credit report, how to establish good credit and where to complain if you have a problem.

January

11
Your Digital Dollars - Mobile Banking and Mobile Payments (Chinese) Cover

Your Digital Dollars - Mobile Banking and Mobile Payments (Chinese) 個人出門在外做金融轉帳的安全手則. 查核帳戶結餘⋯轉帳⋯消費—這些不過是諸多理財事務中幾項可用手機或其它行動通訊器材所處理的事務 Check your balance…transfer money…make a purchase—these are just a few of the things you can do on the go with a cellular telephone or other mobile device.

 

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