English Library: Credit Cards

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.

Personal Bankruptcy: Your financial fresh start

Library: English | Personal Bankruptcy: Your financial fresh start

Bankruptcy can offer a financial fresh start for consumers overwhelmed by debt, but there is a lot to know about the process and potential consequences before a decision to file can be made. This guide explains the differences between the two types of personal bankruptcy, what is required of filers, what happens to debts and assets, alternatives to consider, the general legal process, and where to find assistance and more information.

Category: Bankruptcy Credit Consumer Rights Credit Cards Debt Collection Foreclosure on Aug 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: Consumer Rights Credit Cards Fraud/Scams 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: Consumer Rights Credit Cards Fraud/Scams 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: Consumer Rights Credit Cards Fraud/Scams 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: Consumer Rights Credit Cards Fraud/Scams 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: Consumer Rights Credit Cards Fraud/Scams Internet on Feb 01, 2017

 
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

 
Credit card checkout fees

Library: English | Credit card checkout fees: Consumer rights and retailer responsibilities

A 2012 court settlement between retailers and the payments industry allowed retailers to pass their credit card acceptance costs onto consumers in the form of a new fee when consumers choose to pay with a credit card. Not all merchants will charge this fee so consumers should be aware that they can avoid it by shopping around.

Category: Credit Consumer Rights Credit Cards on Dec 13, 2012

 
Credit Cards - What You Need To Know - Training Manual

Library: English | Credit Cards - What You Need To Know - Training Manual

This training manual, written in question-and-answer format, will help give trainers the background they need to help participants understand how credit cards work and that the way they use credit cards can have an important impact on their overall credit.

Category: Credit Credit Cards on Feb 14, 2011

 
Credit Cards - What You Need To Know

Library: English | Credit Cards - What You Need To Know

Most people use credit cards—but do they know the terms of the agreement they have with their card issuer? This brochure is designed to help readers understand the different types of cards available; sort through offers to choose the card that’s right for them; understand credit card terms and conditions, and avoid fees and penalty rates.

Category: Credit Credit Cards on Oct 27, 2010

 
 

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