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Consumer Action Publications

Consumer Action creates award-winning free multilingual educational guides on a wide range of personal finance topics and other subjects of interest to consumers. Many publications are available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese, as well as English. Each year, we distribute more than a million of our publications through a national network of 7,500 community organizations. Nonprofit and community-based agencies may order these free publications in bulk by clicking here for downloadable order forms or online ordering instructions.

2017

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Finding the right vocational, technical or trade school Cover

Finding the right vocational, technical or trade school Q&A backgrounder guide. This Consumer Action "question and answer" manual is designed to provide background information about evaluating job training schools and choosing and managing student loans for these programs. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the "Guide to finding the right job training school." There is also a lesson plan and PowerPoint presentation for use by consumer education trainers.

A guide to finding the right job training school (Spanish) Cover

A guide to finding the right job training school (Spanish). La formación profesional puede representar una valiosa inversión en su futuro, pero solo si la escuela o el programa son respetados y si el costo es razonable. Esta guía fue realizada para personas que están considerando inscribirse en un programa de formación profesional o en una escuela vocacional. El objetivo es ayudarles a tomar una decisión bien informada, evitar excesivos o indebidos préstamos estudiantiles y saber dónde acudir si creen que los ha defraudado una escuela con fines lucrativos.

A guide to finding the right job training school Cover

A guide to finding the right job training school. Job training can be a valuable investment in your future—if the school or program is reputable and fairly priced. This guide is designed to help anyone considering a job training program or vocational school make an informed choice, avoid excessive or unwarranted student loan debt, and know where to turn if they believe they are a victim of for-profit school fraud.

February

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Get a Car Loan (Spanish) Cover

Get a Car Loan (Spanish). Si busca financiar un auto nuevo o usado puede tener muchas opciones, aun sin un buen historial financiero. Sin embargo, los pagos atrasados y otros problemas de crédito les indican a los prestamistas que, como cliente, usted representa un riesgo. Esto aumentará la tasa de interés de los préstamos a su disposición. Ya que no todos los prestamistas son iguales, debe comparar para encontrar el préstamo que más le convenga.

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Savvy Online Shopping PowerPoint slides Cover

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 Cover

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 Cover

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.

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Savvy online shopping: Tips for trouble-free transactions (Spanish) Cover

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) Cover

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.

Savvy online shopping: How to resolve a dispute Cover

Savvy online shopping: How to resolve a dispute. Consumers who shop online sometimes run into problems, from delivery or product issues to billing questions or disputes. This publication explains the steps that online shoppers can take to avoid or resolve these and other problems that might arise.

 

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