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CA News & Special Reports
Consumer Action INSIDER - February 2017 The February 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter introduces two new guides (one on savvy online shopping and another on updates to the Earned Income Tax Credit); introduces our latest annual report; teaches you how to avoid paying for your paid tax preparer's mistakes; details a series of online banking webinars; and more. (Wednesday, February 01, 2017)
Five Recent Publications
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. 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. Written in Q&A format, this backgrounder answers many questions about savvy online shopping that are not covered in the companion brochures.
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.
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.
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. 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. 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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