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Consumer Action INSIDER - July 2016 The July issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER offers information on CFPB activities and class action lawsuits as well as updates on coalition activities. This month we also present you with our updated, comprehensive Money Management 1-2-3 financial educational module; fill you in on the EMERGE: Consumer Financial Health Forum in New Orleans; and tell you what one consumer did when his check was rejected for unknown reasons. (Tuesday, July 05, 2016)

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Q&A about protecting your finances for servicemembers and vets

Library: English | Q&A about protecting your finances for servicemembers and vets  This backgrounder expounds on the topics introduced in the companion brochure. Presented in Q&A format, the guide answers dozens of questions for servicemembers and veterans, ranging from how to avoid predatory lenders and take advantage of mainstream financial services to how to handle student loans and deal with debt collection issues.  Category: Banking Credit Credit Scores Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Money Management on Jul 20, 2016

Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans

Library: English | Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans  This fact sheet teaches servicemembers and veterans how to recognize and avoid scams and expensive or risky financial products/services and encourages them to take advantage of the many consumer-friendly borrowing and banking options available. It also explains the special consumer finance protections that active duty servicemembers have under the law. Category: Banking Credit Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Money Management on Jul 19, 2016

Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans - Seminar lesson plan and class activities

Library: English | Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans - Seminar lesson plan and class activities  This downloadable packet guides community educators through a 2.5-hour presentation on servicemembers’ and veterans’ consumer rights, financial services to avoid and the better alternatives that exist, how to avoid scams aimed at veterans, and where to get legal and financial help. In addition to the lesson plan (to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation), the packet includes exercises, resources and a class evaluation form.     Category: Banking Credit Credit Scores Military/Veterans on Jun 30, 2016

Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans - PowerPoint Training Slides

Library: English | Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans - PowerPoint Training Slides  This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that will help to engage learners and improve retention. Category: Banking Credit Credit Scores Military/Veterans on Jun 30, 2016

A guide to finding the right job training school

Library: English | 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. Category: Consumer Rights on Jun 15, 2016

Questions and answers about job training (vocational) schools

Library: English | Questions and answers about job training (vocational) schools A question-and-answer backgrounder manual  This Consumer Action manual, written in Q&A format, is designed to provide background information about evaluating job training schools and choosing and managing student loans for these programs. Category: Consumer Rights on Jun 15, 2016

Money Management 1-2-3: THREE: Planning a Secure Future (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | Money Management 1-2-3: THREE: Planning a Secure Future (Spanish)  La serie Money Management 1-2-3, contiene consejos para tomar decisiones financieras prudentes en cada etapa de la vida y ofrece los fundamentos para desarrollar habilidades financieras en la etapa inicial, intermedia y avanzada. La parte TRES, Planifique un futuro seguro, está dedicada a su retiro de la fuerza laboral, la financiación de su jubilación y la protección de lo que ha acumulado. Los temas incluyen: el retiro de fondos de sus inversiones y del valor líquido de su casa, cómo mantener el seguro adecuado, administración de gastos médicos, conceptos básicos de planificación sucesoria y, para algunos abuelos, la crianza de una segunda familia. Filed Under: Money Management Mortgages on Jun 13, 2016

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Spanish)  La serie Money Management 1-2-3, contiene consejos para tomar decisiones financieras prudentes en cada etapa de la vida y ofrece los fundamentos para desarrollar habilidades financieras en la etapa inicial, intermedia y avanzada. La parte DOS, Logre sus metas financieras, aborda temas sobre la actualización de su presupuesto, el ahorro para acumular capital y la protección de sus activos. Algunos de los temas son: la preparación de un presupuesto, administración de la deuda, el ahorro y las inversiones. Filed Under: Money Management Mortgages on Jun 11, 2016

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