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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

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 - Backgrounder

Library: English | Finding the right vocational, technical or trade school - Backgrounder 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

 
Savvy Online Shopping PowerPoint slides

Library: English | Savvy Online Shopping PowerPoint slides. The downloadable Savvy Online Shopping PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the lesson plan, adding a visual component that will help engage learners and improve retention. Category: Credit Cards Internet on Feb 22, 2017

 
Savvy Online Shopping seminar lesson plan and class activities

Library: English | Savvy Online Shopping seminar lesson plan and class activities. This packet, only available as a PDF file, provides guidance for community educators. It contains a detailed curriculum and classroom activities. Category: Credit Cards Internet on Feb 22, 2017

 
Questions and answers about savvy online shopping and dispute resolution

Library: English | Questions and answers about savvy online shopping and dispute resolution. Written in Q&A format, this backgrounder answers many questions about savvy online shopping that are not covered in the companion brochures. Category: Credit Cards Internet on Feb 22, 2017

 
Savvy online shopping: How to resolve a dispute

Library: English | Savvy online shopping: How to resolve a dispute. Consumers who shop online sometimes run into problems, from delivery or product issues to billing questions or disputes. This publication explains the steps that online shoppers can take to avoid or resolve these and other problems that might arise. Category: Credit Cards Internet on Feb 01, 2017

 
Savvy online shopping: Tips for trouble-free transactions

Library: English | Savvy online shopping: Tips for trouble-free transactions. Online shopping offers all sorts of benefits, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without potential risks. This publication explains how to reduce hassles by protecting your personal information, making wise choices about where you shop and how you pay, and taking steps to avoid disputes. Category: Credit Cards Internet on Feb 01, 2017

 
Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2016 Tax Year)

Library: English | Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2016 Tax Year) Low-income working taxpayers may qualify for the federal EITC. 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 2016 tax year. Category: Money Management on Dec 16, 2016

 

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