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: Korean | Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2016 Tax Year) (Korean) 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. Filed Under: Money Management on Jan 11, 2017

Library: Korean | Getting up to speed (Korean) . Today, high-speed home internet service (broadband) is virtually a necessity for everything from finding a job to doing homework. However, many low-income households are at a disadvantage because broadband has been unaffordable for them. This fact sheet explains more about broadband, including its importance, benefits, availability and pricing. It also presents special programs that offer low-income households fast home internet service at a discount.  Filed Under: Internet Money Management on Nov 14, 2016

Library: Korean | The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Korean) How it restricts collectors and protects consumers. This concise guide to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) makes consumers aware of what collectors must do under the law, what they are allowed to do, and what they are prohibited from doing. It also provides information about getting a collector to stop contacting you, what your options are if a collector violates the FDCPA and where to get more information or personal assistance. Filed Under: Consumer Rights Credit Debt Collection Money Management on Sep 20, 2016

Library: Korean | Money Management 1-2-3: THREE: Planning a Secure Future (Korean) . The “Money Management 1-2-3: Be Smart About Money All Your Life” series focuses on basic money management skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Part three, Planning a Secure Future, focuses on leaving the workforce, funding your retirement and protecting what you've accumulated. Topics include tapping your investments and home equity, staying adequately insured, managing medical expenses, the basics of estate planning and, for some grandparents, raising a second family. Filed Under: Money Management Mortgages on Jun 29, 2016

Library: Korean | Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Korean) . The “Money Management 1-2-3: Be Smart About Money All Your Life” series focuses on basic money management skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Part two, Achieving Financial Goals, addresses updating your budget, accumulating a nest egg and protecting your assets. Topics include budgeting and debt management, saving and investing, homeownership and insurance. Filed Under: Money Management Mortgages on Jun 27, 2016

Library: Korean | A consumer’s guide to choosing a prepaid card (Korean) . A prepaid card that charges low fees, comes with desirable features and offers strong consumer protections can be a good choice for many consumers. This publication will help you learn how to compare your options and choose the best prepaid card for your needs. Filed Under: Banking Money Management Prepaid Cards on Nov 06, 2015

Library: Korean | The right overdraft protection plan (Korean) A wise choice. Spending more money than is in your checking account can be a costly mistake. This fact sheet presents the consequences of overdrawing your account, the high cost of “courtesy” overdraft coverage, the better overdraft protection plans that exist and tips for avoiding overdrafts altogether. Filed Under: Banking Money Management on Sep 22, 2015

Library: Korean | Teens & Money - Talking to teens about money (Korean) . This 24-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. Filed Under: Money Management on May 10, 2013

Library: Korean | Prepaid Cards (Korean) An alternative to credit and debit cards. Learn how reloadable prepaid cards are different from other forms of “plastic,” how to select the best prepaid card for your needs, how to reduce card costs and how to manage your card account wisely. Filed Under: Banking Money Management Prepaid Cards on May 08, 2012

Library: Korean | Your Digital Dollars - Mobile Banking and Mobile Payments (Korean) Make financial transactions safely on the go. Check your balance…transfer money…make a purchase—these are just a few of the things you can do on the go with a cellular telephone or other mobile device. Filed Under: Banking Fraud/Scams Internet Money Management on Apr 23, 2012

Library: Korean | Your Digital Dollars - Banking Online Safely (Korean) Protect your identity and accounts while banking by computer. Paying a bill, depositing a check or conducting any other financial transaction used to require a trip to the bank or post office. Now technology makes it possible to bank and pay bills without leaving your home or office. Filed Under: Banking Fraud/Scams Internet Money Management Privacy Rights on Mar 28, 2012

Library: Korean | Saving to Build Wealth - Make money work for you (Korean) . This brochure provides information about the importance of saving, setting short- and long-term goals to promote saving, opening a savings account and ways to make your money grow faster, including certificates of deposit (CDs), individual retirement accounts (IRAs), U.S. Savings Bonds and college savings accounts. Filed Under: Banking Investment Money Management on Oct 01, 2010

Library: Korean | Manage Your Money Wisely - Tracking your money (Korean) . Knowing what you spend now is the first step in creating a budget. A budget is a spending plan to help you forecast and control your expenses. To create a budget you need to know how much you spend each month - and compare that figure to your take home pay. Filed Under: Money Management on Sep 29, 2010

Library: Korean | Staying on Track With Credit (Korean) How to use credit wisely. Credit can be a valuable financial tool for consumers who understand its costs and benefits and how to use it wisely. This brochure defines open-ended, or revolving, credit, including credit cards, home equity lines of credit and overdraft lines of credit, and discusses the pros and cons of using credit. It includes tips on high-cost credit to avoid. Filed Under: Credit Credit Reports Credit Scores Money Management on Jul 10, 2009

Library: Korean | Surviving and Controlling Debt (Korean) Know What You Want. An illustrated fact sheet that discusses the importance of managing debt so that it does not become a problem. Explains debt danger signals and how to reduce debt. Also explains collection agencies, debt counseling, and bankruptcy. Filed Under: Banking Money Management on Apr 02, 1993

Library: Korean | Banking Basics (Korean) Checking Account Check List. An illustrated fact sheet that explains how to open a checking account. Explains different kinds of accounts and their fees, check processing, automatic deposit and bill paying, and ATM/debit cards. Filed Under: Banking Money Management on Apr 02, 1993

Library: Korean | Budgeting and Planning (Korean) Building a Better Future. An illustrated fact sheet explaining how to control financial problems by budgeting and planning. Explains the functions of a budget, how to do a cash flow analysis, and how to create a workable budget. Also describes how to stick to a budget and make it work. Filed Under: Banking Money Management on Apr 02, 1993

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