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Managing Money (www.managing-money.org) is a financial literacy clearinghouse featuring Consumer Action’s award-winning multilingual educational materials, headline news on personal finance topics and recommended publications created by other organizations and government agencies. The materials focus on financial services, sound financial planning and debt management, saving for emergencies and retirement and how to avoid frauds and scams.
 
 

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CA News Logo Consumer Action INSIDER - December 2017 The December 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter updates readers on last month's National Consumer Empowerment Conference; gives housing agencies and their staff an overview of a valuable HUD resource; cautions against purchasing fraudulent "knock off bags" and other luxury products; introduces our latest annual report and more. (Thursday, November 30, 2017)

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Personal bankruptcy: Your financial fresh start (Spanish)

Personal bankruptcy: Your financial fresh start (Spanish). La quiebra puede ofrecerle un nuevo comienzo financiero a consumidores abrumados por la deuda. Pero antes de decidir declararse en quiebra, hay mucho que saber sobre el proceso y sobre las posibles consequencias. Esta guía explica las diferencias entre los dos tipos de quiebra personal, lo que se requiere para declararse en quiebra, lo que ocurre con las deudas y activos, las alernativas que debe considerar, el proceso legal en general, y dónde encontrar ayuda y más información.

Personal bankruptcy: Your financial fresh start (Korean)

Personal bankruptcy: Your financial fresh start (Korean). Bankruptcy laws were passed in order to give people a fresh start. This guide explains the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, the two types of personal bankruptcy, and answers questions about filing requirements, what bankruptcy can and can't do for you, what your other options for dealing with debt might be, and where to get more information and personal assistance.

Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’ (Chinese)

Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’ (Chinese). “經濟共榮”可以讓你利用業餘時間來賺一點外快,它甚至也可能會成為你的主要收入來源。不過這兩類收入都可能對你的納稅情況造成影響。這本刊物與稅務建議無關,但可以協助你瞭解如何正確申報收入及開支、如何善加利用你應得的減稅優惠、如何避免在申報退稅時有任何意外驚訝發生,以及如何獲得更多相關資訊及協助。
The sharing economy might enable you to put a little extra cash in your pockets in your spare time, or it could be your primary source of income. Either way, earning money will have an impact on your tax situation. This publication, while not tax advice, will help you understand how to report your income and expenses accurately, why you should take advantage of all the deductions you’re entitled to, how to avoid an unpleasant surprise when you file your tax return, and where to get more information and assistance.

Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’ (Korean)

Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’ (Korean). 공유 경제는 여가 시간을 이용해 부수입을 올리는 것을 가능하게 할 수도 있고 주 수입원이 될 수도 있습니다. 어떤 쪽이든 돈을 버는 것은 세무 상황에 영향을 줄 것입니다. 이 안내서는 세무 조언을 위한 것은 아니지만 수입과 비용을 정확하게 보고하는 방법, 자격이 있는 모든 공제를 활용하는 것이 좋은 이유, 예상치 못한 문제를 피하는 방법, 그리고 추가 정보와 도움을 얻을 수 있는 곳 등에 대해 설명하고 있습니다.
The sharing economy might enable you to put a little extra cash in your pockets in your spare time, or it could be your primary source of income. Either way, earning money will have an impact on your tax situation. This publication, while not tax advice, will help you understand how to report your income and expenses accurately, why you should take advantage of all the deductions you’re entitled to, how to avoid an unpleasant surprise when you file your tax return, and where to get more information and assistance.

Freeze Your Credit File (Korean)

Freeze Your Credit File (Korean) Leave ID Thieves Out in the Cold. 신용 문서 "보안 동결"은 여러분이 신분도용의 피해를 당하지 않도록 하고 사기꾼들이 여러분의 개인 정보를 이용해 신용을 설정하는 것을 방지하는 데 도움을 주는 예방 도구입니다. 보안 동결은 여러분이 일시적 혹은 영구적으로 동결을 해제시키지 않는 한 여러분의 이름으로 새로운 크레딧이 설정되는 것을 방지합니다. 이 소책자는 여러분의 신용 문서를 "동결"시키는 방법을 설명하고 있습니다.
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.

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Recommended Publications

Friday, September 23, 2016

Spanish-English glossary of real estate terms. A new Spanish-English glossary of commonly used real estate terms has been released to help real estate agents and brokers make the home buying process more manageable for consumers who seek to better understand the complexities of a mortgage transaction in Spanish. The glossary offers both formal and colloquial translations of key mortgage terms.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

2016 Car Insurance & Credit Scores Report by WalletHub Cover Art 2016 Car Insurance & Credit Scores Report by WalletHub. The WalletHub study gives us information on the connection between credit scores and car insurance.

Friday, September 04, 2015

CFPB Monthly Complaint Report: Credit Reporting Issues. Complaint reports from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) focus on a different issue each month providing a snapshot of complaint trends by type, state and company, and highlight actual complaints reported by consumers.

Friday, January 23, 2015

California Lifeline carrier search tool. The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) has a multilingual tool that enables consumers to search for California LifeLine service providers.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Owning a Home Cover Art Owning a Home. Designed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Owning a Home features an interactive, online set of resources and tools to help borrowers.

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