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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 - June 2017 The June 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter outlines our digital literacy and debt collection education and outreach efforts; presents our newest publication on insurance and taxes in the 'sharing economy'; tells you what to do when your storage unit starts costing too much; honors National Fair Housing Month; and more. (Thursday, June 01, 2017)

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Five Recent Publications

California’s Lemon Law (Chinese)

California’s Lemon Law (Chinese) Protection for new and used car buyers. 這本有關新車和二手車買主的加州保護法手冊將詳述州立檸檬法如何運作,涵蓋哪些車輛,以及大多數汽車經銷商採用的仲裁方案,以及加州的消費者應如何索償。
This fact sheet about California’s protections for new and used car buyers explains how the state Lemon Law works, which vehicles are covered, the arbitration programs used by most car dealers and how consumers can pursue a claim in California.

Get a car loan (Chinese)

Get a car loan (Chinese) That’s in your best interest. 如果你正在尋求貸款購買新車或二手車,即使你的信用記錄很差,你還是可以有很多選擇。然而,逾期付款和其它信用問題則會令貸款公司把你列為高風險客戶,並因此提高你的貸款利率。每家貸款公司的利率都有所不同,因此要貨比三家才能找到最划算的貸款。 If you are seeking financing for a new or used car, you could have many options even if you have a poor financial history. However, late payments and other credit problems signal lenders that you are a risky customer, which will increase the interest rate on the loans available to you. There are differences between lenders—so shop around to find the best deal.

Get a car loan (Korean)

Get a car loan (Korean) That's in your best interest. 새차 혹은 중고차 구매를 위한 융자가 필요하신 경우 여러분에게 부정적인 금융 거래 기록이 있다 할지라도 여러종류의 선택사항이 있을 수 있습니다. 하지만 상환 지연이나 그 외의 다른 신용 문제들은 융자업체들에게 여러분이 받을 융자의 이자율을 높여야 하는 위험한 고객이라는 신호가 될것입니다. 융자업체들 중에서도 차이가 있으므로 가장 좋은 거래를 찾을 수 있도록 여러 곳에 문의해 보십시오. If you are seeking financing for a new or used car, you could have many options even if you have a poor financial history. However, late payments and other credit problems signal lenders that you are a risky customer, which will increase the interest rate on the loans available to you. There are differences between lenders—so shop around to find the best deal.

Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’

Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’. 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.

Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’

Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’. The “sharing economy” can offer you new ways to earn, but, as with any business or self-employment venture, there are insurance issues to consider. This publication explains the potential risks associated with each type of “sharing,” what protection is typically available from the “platforms” that connect users, how your personal insurance may fall short, what your options are for full protection, and where to get more information.

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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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