English Library

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

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. Each brochure contains information in all 11 languages. Category: Automobiles Insurance on Mar 26, 2014

 
Checking and savings accounts - PowerPoint Training Slides

Library: English | Checking and savings accounts - PowerPoint Training Slides . This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Checking and savings accounts” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that will help to engage learners and improve retention. Category: Banking Money Management on Feb 26, 2014

 
Checking and savings accounts - Seminar lesson plan and class activities

Library: English | Checking and savings accounts - Seminar lesson plan and class activities . This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-hour presentation on selecting, opening, using and managing checking and savings accounts. 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 Money Management on Feb 25, 2014

 
An Employee’s Guide to Payroll Cards

Library: English | An Employee’s Guide to Payroll Cards . This four-page guide is designed to help employees who work for companies that offer a payroll card to determine whether that is their best option, understand how the cards work and how to avoid fees, and know their rights. Category: Consumer Rights on Feb 19, 2014

 
An Employer’s Guide to Payroll Cards

Library: English | An Employer’s Guide to Payroll Cards . This eight-page resource, written in Q&A format, educates employers on how payroll cards work and what advantages they offer, what to look for when choosing a payroll card vendor, and how to implement a successful payroll card program. Category: Consumer Rights on Feb 19, 2014

 
Questions & answers about bank accounts

Library: English | Questions & answers about bank accounts . This backgrounder answers many questions about checking and savings accounts in much greater detail than the companion brochure. Written in Q&A format, the guide includes in-depth information on more than a dozen banking topics, from selecting a bank account, using an ATM and understanding overdraft protection to overcoming barriers to getting an account and how to use online and mobile banking services. Category: Banking Money Management on Jan 29, 2014

 
Checking and savings accounts

Library: English | Checking and savings accounts A wise choice. This fact sheet presents the basics of checking and savings accounts, highlighting the advantages they offer over “fringe” banking services such as check cashers. The publication covers, among other topics, how checking and savings accounts work, how to choose a financial institution and open an account, and how to reduce or avoid account fees. Category: Banking Money Management on Jan 22, 2014

 
How to send money home

Library: English | How to send money home Tips for transferring money abroad. Many immigrants send some of their earnings to relatives and friends in their home countries. There are several ways to transfer money to recipients outside the U.S., and different types of financial services and products can help you with this task. Category: Banking Consumer Rights Prepaid Cards on Jan 06, 2014

 
On the Rebound: Post-recession Tips for Fostering Your Personal Economic Recovery

Library: English | On the Rebound: Post-recession Tips for Fostering Your Personal Economic Recovery . In response to a research report by Aite Group and Chase Blueprint®, Consumer Action offers practical tips to help consumers bounce back from a financial crisis, meet future financial challenges and stay on track for the long term. Category: Banking Credit Cards Money Management on Sep 10, 2013

 
Connect to California LifeLine and Save! (2013)

Library: English | Connect to California LifeLine and Save! (2013) Discounted telephone service can help your family stay in touch. California LifeLine provides discounts on basic residential telephone service to eligible low-income households. Consumers who qualify for California LifeLine pay a fraction of the regular cost for telephone connection and monthly local telephone service. This brochure explains the features and benefits of Lifeline phone service, how to apply for the program, and what you must do to continue participation. Category: Telecom/TV on Sep 05, 2013

 

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