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Consumer Action INSIDER - August 2017 The August 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter updates readers on a recent national net neutrality "day of action"; describes our congressional testimony in support of defrauded student loan borrowers; cautions against investing in settlements; describes our updated California LifeLine phone program publication; and more. (Tuesday, August 01, 2017)

Consumer Action INSIDER - July 2017 The July 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter updates readers on a Washington, DC awards dinner honoring leading consumer privacy advocates; describes a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau roundtable on existing financial protections for servicemembers and veterans; gives advice on what to do if you are concerned your lawyer is engaging in ethical violations or malpractice; and more. (Saturday, July 01, 2017)

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Time for an insurance checkup (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | Time for an insurance checkup (Spanish)  Para mantener un nivel adecuado de cobertura de seguro, todos los años se le debe reevaluar y ajustar en respuesta a eventos específicos en su vida. Esta hoja informativa para analizar su cobertura explica por qué es importante revisar con regularidad sus pólizas de seguro, enumera los eventos específicos de la vida que por lo general requieren un cambio en la cobertura, ofrece consejos y herramientas para manejar sus seguros y enlaces a recursos donde usted puede obtener más información. Filed Under: Automobiles Housing Housing Insurance Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Aug 10, 2017

Insurance in the ‘sharing economy’ - PowerPoint slides

Library: English | Insurance in the ‘sharing economy’ - PowerPoint slides  This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Insuring yourself in the ’sharing economy'” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that helps to engage learners and improve retention. Category: Insurance on Aug 03, 2017

Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’ - Seminar lesson plan and class activities

Library: English | Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’ - Seminar lesson plan and class activities  This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-hour presentation on the insurance needs of consumers who participate in the sharing economy. 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: Insurance on Aug 03, 2017

Questions and answers about insurance in the ‘sharing economy’

Library: English | Questions and answers about insurance in the ‘sharing economy’  Written in Q&A format, this eight-page backgrounder expounds on the topics covered in the “Insuring yourself in the 'sharing economy'” guide. Category: Insurance on Aug 03, 2017

Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’

Library: English | 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. Category: Money Management on May 19, 2017

Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’

Library: English | 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. Category: Insurance on May 19, 2017

California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (Spanish)  El Estado de California ha desarrollado este programa para ofrecer un seguro de automóvil accesible a buenos conductores con niveles de ingresos elegibles. Las pólizas son emitadas por compañías aseguradoras acreditadas en California. La ley estatal de California requiere que una póliza de seguro de automóvil de bajo costo de California cumple con las leyes de responsabilidad financiera. Filed Under: Automobiles Insurance on Apr 24, 2017

California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program

Library: English | California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program  The State of California has developed this program to provide income eligible, good drivers with access to affordable automobile liability insurance. The policies are issued by California licensed insurance companies. California state law provides that a California Low Cost Automobile Insurance policy satisfies financial responsibility laws. Category: Automobiles Insurance on Apr 24, 2017

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