English Library: Banking

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.

A consumer’s guide to choosing a prepaid card

Library: English | A consumer’s guide to choosing a prepaid card . A prepaid card that charges low fees, comes with desirable features and offers strong consumer protections can be a good choice for many consumers. This publication will help you learn how to compare your options and choose the best prepaid card for your needs. Category: Banking Money Management Prepaid Cards on Jun 16, 2015

 
The right overdraft protection plan

Library: English | The right overdraft protection plan A wise choice. Spending more money than is in your checking account can be a costly mistake. This fact sheet presents the consequences of overdrawing your account, the high cost of “courtesy” overdraft coverage, the better overdraft protection plans that exist and tips for avoiding overdrafts altogether. Category: Banking Money Management on Mar 10, 2015

 
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

 
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 Aug 01, 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

 
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

 
 

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