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.

Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2018 Tax Year)

Library: English | Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2018 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 2018 tax year.

Category: Money Management Taxes on Nov 20, 2018

 
Low-income Broadband Plans

Library: English | Low-income Broadband Plans

The flyers in this package describe programs that offer low-income households more affordable access to the internet. A companion brochure, Getting up to speed: Broadband internet for low-income households, explains the benefits of internet access.

Category: Internet Money Management on Aug 30, 2018

 
Tax Basics for Earners in the ‘Sharing Economy’

Library: English | Tax Basics for Earners in the ‘Sharing Economy’

The sharing economy might enable you to put a little extra cash in your pockets in your spare time, or it could be your primary source of income. Either way, earning money will have an impact on your tax situation. This publication, while not tax advice, will help you understand how to report your income and expenses accurately, why you should take advantage of all the deductions you’re entitled to, how to avoid an unpleasant surprise when you file your tax return, and where to get more information and assistance.

Category: Money Management Taxes on May 19, 2017

 
Q&A about Protecting Your Finances for Servicemembers and Vets

Library: English | Q&A about Protecting Your Finances for Servicemembers and Vets

This backgrounder expounds on the topics introduced in the companion brochure. Presented in Q&A format, the guide answers dozens of questions for servicemembers and veterans, ranging from how to avoid predatory lenders and take advantage of mainstream financial services to how to handle student loans and deal with debt collection issues. 

Category: Consumer Rights Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Money Management on Jul 20, 2016

 
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: Consumer Rights Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Money Management on Jul 19, 2016

 
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: Consumer Rights Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Money Management on Jun 30, 2016

 
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: Consumer Rights Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Money Management on Jun 30, 2016

 
Money Management 1-2-3: Trainer’s Manual

Library: English | Money Management 1-2-3: Trainer’s Manual

This backgrounder guide is part of our “Money Management 1-2-3” financial empowerment educational and training module. The module also contains three multilingual brochures and a lesson plan with PowerPoint training slides.

Category: Banking Credit Debt Collection Housing Insurance Investing Mortgages Money Management Student Loans Taxes on Jun 07, 2016

 
Money Management 1-2-3: PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Money Management 1-2-3: PowerPoint Slides

The Money Management 1-2-3 PowerPoint training file is available for download in the “Download File” section.

Category: Banking Credit Debt Collection Housing Insurance Investing Mortgages Money Management Student Loans Taxes on May 26, 2016

 
Money Management 1-2-3: Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | Money Management 1-2-3: 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: Banking Credit Debt Collection Housing Insurance Investing Mortgages Money Management Student Loans Taxes on May 26, 2016

 
 

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