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Retirement planning issue (Summer 2016) On everyone’s list of goals is “retire comfortably.” Consumer Action offers information and tips to help you make wise retirement account choices, avoid retirement planning pitfalls and reach your savings target. (Monday, June 06, 2016)

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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

Money Management 1-2-3: ONE: Getting a Strong Start (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | Money Management 1-2-3: ONE: Getting a Strong Start (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 UNO: Establezca una base sólida, aborda temas sobre cómo administrar sus ingresos, usar el crédito de manera prudente y vivir dentro de sus posibilidades. Algunos de los temas que abarca son: información para comprender el talón de su cheque, la preparación de su declaración de impuestos, la creación de su presupuesto, uso de cuentas bancarias, cómo establecer y construir buen crédito y la gestión de préstamos estudiantiles. Filed Under: Money Management Mortgages on Jun 10, 2016

Money Management 1-2-3: Trainer’s Manual

Library: English | Money Management 1-2-3: Trainer’s Manual  This backgrounder guide is part of our “Money Management 1-2-3” financial empowerment educational and training module. The module also contains three multilingual brochures and a lesson plan with PowerPoint training slides. Category: Money Management Mortgages on Jun 07, 2016

Money Management 1-2-3: Powerpoint Slides

Library: English | Money Management 1-2-3: Powerpoint Slides  The Money Management 1-2-3 Powerpoint training file is available for download in the "Download File" section. Category: Money Management Mortgages on May 26, 2016

Money Management 1-2-3: Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | Money Management 1-2-3: Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities  This packet, only available as a PDF file, provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. It contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and take-home worksheets. Category: Money Management Mortgages on May 26, 2016

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