English Library: Money Management

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

 
Auto Insurance - PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Auto Insurance - PowerPoint Slides . This downloadable 16-slide PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the auto insurance lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that will help to engage learners and improve retention. Category: Automobiles Insurance Money Management on Feb 19, 2015

 
Auto Insurance - Lesson Plan

Library: English | Auto Insurance - Lesson Plan . This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-and-a-half-hour presentation on auto insurance—from determining the types and amount of coverage needed to finding the right policy, controlling your insurance costs, filing a claim and resolving disputes with the insurer. The lesson plan, which is designed to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation, also includes learning activities and a class evaluation form. Category: Automobiles Insurance Money Management on Feb 19, 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: Credit 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 30-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 Money Management on Dec 15, 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

 
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

 
 

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