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 Consumer Action's Publications page.

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: Banking Credit Consumer Rights Money Management Prepaid Cards on Feb 19, 2014

 
Questions & Answers about Bank Accounts

Library: English | Questions & Answers about Bank Accounts

This backgrounder answers many questions about checking and savings accounts in much greater detail than the companion brochure. Written in Q&A format, the guide includes in-depth information on more than a dozen banking topics, from selecting a bank account, using an ATM and understanding overdraft protection to overcoming barriers to getting an account and how to use online and mobile banking services.

Category: Banking Money Management on Jan 29, 2014

 
Checking and Savings Accounts

Library: English | Checking and Savings Accounts: A wise choice

This fact sheet presents the basics of checking and savings accounts, highlighting the advantages they offer over “fringe” banking services such as check cashers. The publication covers, among other topics, how checking and savings accounts work, how to choose a financial institution and open an account, and how to reduce or avoid account fees.

Category: Banking Money Management on Jan 22, 2014

 
On the Rebound: Post-recession Tips for Fostering Your Personal Economic Recovery

Library: English | On the Rebound: Post-recession Tips for Fostering Your Personal Economic Recovery

In response to a research report by Aite Group and Chase Blueprint®, Consumer Action offers practical tips to help consumers bounce back from a financial crisis, meet future financial challenges and stay on track for the long term.

Category: Banking Credit Credit Cards Money Management on Sep 10, 2013

 
Servicemembers and Veterans Financial Empowerment Resource Sheet

Library: English | Servicemembers and Veterans Financial Empowerment Resource Sheet

This 15-page resource guide is designed to help military servicemembers, veterans and their families make ends meet and weather financial crises. The guide details government and non-profit programs that provide financial aid, housing assistance, discounts on essential living expenses, financial counseling, legal advice, job training and more.

Category: Banking Credit Housing Insurance Medical/Healthcare Military/Veterans Money Management Telecom on Jan 28, 2013

 
Teens & Money - Talking to teens about money (English)

Library: English | Teens & Money - Talking to teens about money (English)

This 21-page booklet is designed primarily for parents but may also be useful for older teens. It covers many topics, including working, budgeting, figuring out if a purchase is a “need” or a “want,” banking, writing checks, savings, credit cards, credit reports, driving and cell phones. The booklet contains illustrations and examples of a weekly spending evaluation, a paycheck stub, how comparison shopping can save money and how to write a check. It also contains a list of helpful web sites for parents and kids.

Category: Money Management on Oct 18, 2012

 
Manage Your Money Wisely - Seminar Lesson Plan (English)

Library: English | Manage Your Money Wisely - Seminar Lesson Plan (English)

This PDF file provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. The 27-page packet contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and take home worksheets.

Category: Money Management on Oct 09, 2012

 
Managing Your Money - Leader’s Guide

Library: English | Managing Your Money - Leader’s Guide

This guide can help you become a money management mentor. Once you understand the basics of money management, you’ll be able to help others learn techniques that can make an important difference in their finances.

Category: Money Management on Oct 02, 2012

 
Saving to Build Wealth - Seminar Lesson Plan Packet

Library: English | Saving to Build Wealth - Seminar Lesson Plan Packet

This PDF packet provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. The 27-page packet contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and take home worksheets.

Category: Banking Investing Money Management on Oct 02, 2012

 
Questions and Answers About Financial Services

Library: English | Questions and Answers About Financial Services: A guide to banking

This publication provides detailed information on banks, credit unions, checking and savings accounts, Electronic Transfer Accounts (ETAs), debit cards, bank fees, Internet and mobile banking, lower-risk investments, secured credit cards and more.

Category: Banking Investing Money Management on Oct 01, 2012

 
 

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