English Library: Military/Veterans

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.

Job Training Programs Quiz

Library: English | Job Training Programs Quiz
Use this game to help teach groups of learners about the pitfalls of for-profit job training programs and the advantages of other options. Category: Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Student Loans on Feb 28, 2018

 
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: Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Student Loans 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: Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Student Loans 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: Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Student Loans on Mar 29, 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

 
Student Loan and Education Resource List

Library: English | Student Loan and Education Resource List
This concise, five-page guide provides resources to help beginning students figure out what their college education financing options are, what they can afford, which schools are worth the cost and how to get the student loan process started. Current and former students can benefit from the sections on loan repayment and what to do if the loan goes into default. The publication includes resources specifically for veterans. Category: Credit Debt Collection Military/Veterans Student Loans on Jan 08, 2015

 
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

 
 

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