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.

Finding the right job training school - Seminar lesson plan and class activities

Library: English | Finding the right job training school - Seminar lesson plan and class activities . This downloadable packet guides community educators through a three hour presentation on finding the right job training program (also known as “trade” or “vocational” schools). The lesson plan helps prospective students discern which jobs require or recommend vocational training, recognize whether the program is appropriately accredited, learn which questions to ask the school to help identify fraudulent programs, understand the importance of community colleges, and determine their best options for paying for school. 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: Consumer Rights on Mar 31, 2017

 
Finding the right job training school - PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Finding the right job training school - PowerPoint Slides . This downloadable 22-slide PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the seminar lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that will help to engage learners and improve retention. Category: Consumer Rights on Mar 29, 2017

 
Finding the right vocational, technical or trade school

Library: English | Finding the right vocational, technical or trade school Q&A backgrounder guide. This Consumer Action "question and answer" manual is designed to provide background information about evaluating job training schools and choosing and managing student loans for these programs. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the "Guide to finding the right job training school." There is also a lesson plan and PowerPoint presentation for use by consumer education trainers. Category: Consumer Rights on Mar 29, 2017

 
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 Mar 29, 2017

 
Debtors’ Rights

Library: English | Debtors’ Rights Protecting yourself from debt collection lawsuits. This guide helps consumers understand how to communicate with a debt collector, what their rights and options are when faced with a debt collection lawsuit, steps to take to try to avoid legal action, where to find legal information and advice, the general process of responding to a lawsuit, their rights if they lose the case and how to file a complaint against a collector. Category: Consumer Rights Credit Debt Collection Money Management on Oct 17, 2016

 
Debt Collection : Know your rights - PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Debt Collection : Know your rights - PowerPoint Slides . This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Debt Collection: Know your rights” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that will help to engage learners and improve retention. Category: Consumer Rights Credit Debt Collection Money Management on Oct 17, 2016

 
Debt Collection: Know your rights - Seminar lesson plan and class activities

Library: English | Debt Collection: Know your rights - 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: Consumer Rights Credit Debt Collection Money Management on Oct 17, 2016

 
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 Credit Debt Collection Money Management on Aug 19, 2016

 
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 Prepaid Cards 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 Prepaid Cards on Feb 19, 2014

 
 

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