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1993

April

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Banking Basics Cover

Banking Basics Checking Account Check List. An illustrated fact sheet that explains how to open a checking account. Explains different kinds of accounts and their fees, check processing, automatic deposit and bill paying, and ATM/debit cards.

Surviving and Controlling Debt Cover

Surviving and Controlling Debt Know What You Want. An illustrated fact sheet that discusses the importance of managing debt so that it does not become a problem. Explains debt danger signals and how to reduce debt. Also explains collection agencies, debt counseling, and bankruptcy.

California Immigrants and Credit (Chinese) Cover

California Immigrants and Credit (Chinese). 本文專門向加州移民解說有關信貸問題: 申請資格﹑如何正確使用﹑如何避免發生問題等。而且針對貸款公司﹑信用記錄﹑信用報告機構﹑信用詐騙及信貸濫用等均有討論。內容並包括簡短的信貸專有名詞以及社區資源名單以便提供更多資訊。
A fact sheet designed to explain credit to California immigrants: how to qualify for it, how to use it properly, and how to avoid problems. Discusses creditors, credit history, credit bureaus, scams, and abuses. Includes a short glossary of credit terms and a listing of community resources for further information.

Budgeting and Planning Cover

Budgeting and Planning Building a Better Future. An illustrated fact sheet explaining how to control financial problems by budgeting and planning. Explains the functions of a budget, how to do a cash flow analysis, and how to create a workable budget. Also describes how to stick to a budget and make it work.

California Immigrants and Credit Cover

California Immigrants and Credit. A fact sheet designed to explain credit to California immigrants: how to qualify for it, how to use it properly, and how to avoid problems. Discusses creditors, credit history, credit bureaus, scams, and abuses. Includes a short glossary of credit terms and a listing of community resources for further information.

Giving Yourself Some Credit Cover

Giving Yourself Some Credit. An illustrated fact sheet describing what credit is, how to obtain it, and how to use it. Also describes credit ratings, credit bureaus, and the importance of consumers periodically reviewing a copy of their credit report for accuracy. Explains the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

Banking Basics (Spanish) Cover

Banking Basics (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para Abrir una Cuenta Corriente. Hoja informativa que explica cómo abrir una cuenta de cheques. Explica los diferentes tipos de cuentas y sus costos, procesamiento de cheques, depósito, pago de cuentas automático y tarjetas de débito y de cajero automático.

Surviving and Controlling Debt (Spanish) Cover

Surviving and Controlling Debt (Spanish) Sepa qué es lo que quiere. Hoja informativa ilustrada que habla de la importancia de controlar la deuda para que no resulte un problema. Explica las señales de peligro de la deuda y cómo reducirla. También explica agencias de cobro, asesoría de deuda y quiebra.

1992

Where Can I Get Credit? Cover

Where Can I Get Credit?. A fact sheet that explains various sources where consumers can obtain credit, such as banks, credit unions, finance companies and pawnbrokers.

Paying Your Bills - Consumers in Debt Series Cover

Paying Your Bills - Consumers in Debt Series. A fact sheet that explains the importance of paying your bills on time, and how your history of payments affects your credit rating. Also discusses credit contracts, especially retail installment contracts, and credit cards.

 

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