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Some of the following Consumer Action publications are available in bulk for non-profit or government agencies to distribute for educational purposes. Further info can be found on the How To Order Publications page.

Library of English Publications, Sorted by Date

IP Transition: Making the Switch

Library: English | IP Transition: Making the Switch The next communication evolution. This fact sheet explains what Internet-based (IP) telephone service is, why the transition away from traditional (copper-based landline) phone service is happening and what advantages this type of connection offers for consumers. The brochure also explains consumers’ service options and how they can make a smooth transition. Category: Internet Telecom/TV Wireless on Jan 30, 2015

 
Questions & Answers about the IP Transition

Library: English | Questions & Answers about the IP Transition Connecting you with new changes to the phone system. This backgrounder answers many of the questions that consumers may have about the transition from traditional (copper-based landline) phone service to Internet-based service. Written in Q&A format, the guide introduces terms consumers should understand, explains how the transition will take place and why it’s important to them, and addresses nuts-and-bolts concerns they may have about switching to a new type of service. Category: Internet Telecom/TV Wireless on Jan 30, 2015

 
Student Loan and Education Resource List

Library: English | Student Loan and Education Resource List . This concise, five-page guide provides resources to help beginning students figure out what their college education financing options are, what they can afford, which schools are worth the cost and how to get the student loan process started. Current and former students can benefit from the sections on loan repayment and what to do if the loan goes into default. The publication includes resources specifically for veterans. Category: Money Management on Jan 08, 2015

 
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Library: English | The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act How it restricts collectors and protects consumers. This concise guide to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) makes consumers aware of what collectors must do under the law, what they are allowed to do, and what they are prohibited from doing. It also provides information about getting a collector to stop contacting you, what your options are if a collector violates the FDCPA and where to get more information or personal assistance. Category: Consumer Rights Money Management on Dec 22, 2014

 
Questions and answers about auto insurance

Library: English | Questions and answers about auto insurance . The 22-page Auto Insurance Basics backgrounder, written in Q&A format, answers frequently asked questions on nearly a dozen auto insurance topics, from how to evaluate an insurer and select the right deductible to how tickets, accidents and credit scores may impact premiums. Category: Automobiles Insurance on Dec 15, 2014

 
Debtors’ Rights

Library: English | Debtors’ Rights Protecting yourself from debt collection lawsuits. This 16-page guide helps consumers who owe money understand how to avoid a debt collection lawsuit, what the legal process is if they can’t avoid being sued, their rights if they lose the suit and how to file a complaint against a debt collector. Category: Consumer Rights Credit on Nov 04, 2014

 
Privacy and control for social media users

Library: English | Privacy and control for social media users How much do you want to share?. This brochure presents the potential privacy risks in social networking and prepares social media users to make wise choices about what they share and who they share it with. It includes information about how to use the privacy controls on social networking websites and apps and offers tips for enjoying social media while still protecting your personal privacy. Category: on Oct 30, 2014

 
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: Credit Credit Scores Military/Veterans on Aug 19, 2014

 
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 Aug 19, 2014

 
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 Aug 01, 2014

 

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