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All Consumer Action publications are available online, with most also available as a PDF download. Government agencies, nonprofits and other community-based organizations who wish to distribute our publications for educational purposes can use the PDF file to instantly produce a professional-looking brochure using an office printer.

Library of English Publications, Sorted by Date

What to know about gift cards

Library: English | What to know about gift cards. There are advantages to gift cards for both those who give them and those who receive them. This publication provides information and tips to help gift card buyers and recipients make informed choices, understand the rules that apply to the cards, protect their card balances, and avoid fraud and scams. Category: Consumer Rights Fraud/Scams on Dec 13, 2023

 
Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2023 Tax Year)

Library: English | Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2023 Tax Year) Low- and moderate-income earners may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit . The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low-income working taxpayers and families get more money back when they file their federal income tax return. This publication contains EITC guidelines for the 2023 tax year (for taxes due in April 2024). Category: Money Management Taxes on Dec 12, 2023

 
Housing Help: Next steps and resources when you’re at risk of foreclosure

Library: English | Housing Help: Next steps and resources when you’re at risk of foreclosure. This guide can help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure, or, if foreclosure is imminent, understand their options, rights and next steps. It includes a wide variety of resources, including where to turn for professional advice and guidance. Category: Foreclosure on Jun 28, 2023

 
Investing for Communities of Color: Build generational wealth

Library: English | Investing for Communities of Color: Build generational wealth. For a number of reasons, communities of color invest at lower rates than white people do. But investing is a key component of achieving long-term financial security and building generational wealth. This publication explains the barriers to investing for communities of color, as well as why it’s crucial to start investing now, how to get started (even if you don’t have much to invest) and stay on track, and where to find more information about investing and personal finance. Category: Investing on Mar 05, 2023

 
Investing for Women: Take control of your financial future

Library: English | Investing for Women: Take control of your financial future. Women have some additional challenges to overcome when planning for the future and getting started investing. This publication identifies some of the barriers to investing that women face, explains why women must invest, and offers tips and resources for getting started and managing an investment portfolio wisely. Category: Investing on Feb 03, 2023

 
Take action! Exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (Video)

Library: English | Take action! Exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (Video). This guide explains who and what is covered by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), describes how you can exercise your rights, and offers tips for protecting your personal data. Category: Privacy Rights on Jan 27, 2023

 
In Brief: Your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act

Library: English | In Brief: Your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives residents important rights regarding the personal information that businesses collect about them. This condensed version of our full-length CCPA guide provides an overview of your rights as of Jan. 1, 2023. Category: Privacy Rights on Dec 29, 2022

 
Investing Basics: Get started putting your money to work for you

Library: English | Investing Basics: Get started putting your money to work for you. Investing is a crucial element of any long-term financial plan. This guide introduces the fundamentals of sound investing, presents key considerations when choosing investments, explains how to open an account, and provides resources to help you learn more. Category: Investing on Dec 06, 2022

 
What to know about smartphone warranties

Library: English | What to know about smartphone warranties. This tip sheet offers basic but important information about smartphone warranties, your rights, and how to make a warranty claim. Category: Consumer Rights Telecom on Aug 21, 2022

 
Smartphone warranties: Understanding and exercising your rights

Library: English | Smartphone warranties: Understanding and exercising your rights.

A smartphone can be a big investment, so it’s important to know you’ll be protected if you get a device with some sort of defect. This guide explains how smartphone warranties work, why extended warranties and insurance aren’t always a good idea, your warranty rights under the law, how to file a claim, and what to do if you’re dissatisfied with how your claim is handled.

Category: Consumer Rights Telecom on Aug 18, 2022

 

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