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CA News & Special Reports
Credit Reporting Issue - Winter 2015 The credit reporting issue of Consumer Action News covers some welcome changes in reporting rules and the dispute resolution process, explains how consumers can access free credit scores and deal with delinquent debt on their reports, and throws light on the rights and challenges for job seekers and data breach victims. (Wednesday, December 16, 2015)
Five Recent Publications
Money Management 1-2-3: THREE: Planning a Secure Future (Spanish). La serie Money Management 1-2-3, contiene consejos para tomar decisiones financieras prudentes en cada etapa de la vida y ofrece los fundamentos para desarrollar habilidades financieras en la etapa inicial, intermedia y avanzada. La parte TRES, Planifique un futuro seguro, está dedicada a su retiro de la fuerza laboral, la financiación de su jubilación y la protección de lo que ha acumulado. Los temas incluyen: el retiro de fondos de sus inversiones y del valor líquido de su casa, cómo mantener el seguro adecuado, administración de gastos médicos, conceptos básicos de planificación sucesoria y, para algunos abuelos, la crianza de una segunda familia.
Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Spanish). La serie Money Management 1-2-3, contiene consejos para tomar decisiones financieras prudentes en cada etapa de la vida y ofrece los fundamentos para desarrollar habilidades financieras en la etapa inicial, intermedia y avanzada. La parte DOS, Logre sus metas financieras, aborda temas sobre la actualización de su presupuesto, el ahorro para acumular capital y la protección de sus activos. Algunos de los temas son: la preparación de un presupuesto, administración de la deuda, el ahorro y las inversiones.
Insurance Checkup Assessing and adjusting your coverage. Staying adequately insured means reassessing your coverage each year and adjusting it in response to specific life events. This Insurance Checkup fact sheet explains why it’s important to revisit your insurance policies regularly, lists specific life events that typically warrant a change in coverage, provides tips and tools for managing your insurance and offers links to resources where you can learn more.
Money Management 1-2-3: THREE: Planning a Secure Future. 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.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
2016 Car Insurance & Credit Scores Report by WalletHub. The WalletHub study gives us information on the connection between credit scores and car insurance.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
I.I.I. Toolkit. This three-tool suite of apps from the Insurance Information Institute helps you prepare your family for a disaster, guides you through choosing the right types and amounts of insurance coverage and enables you to keep an up-to-date electronic record of your belongings.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Patient’s Guide to HIPAA. This guide explains how you can use the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect your medical privacy.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Filing a health information privacy complaint. You have the right to file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for violations of your medical privacy.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Health insurance 'Premiums vs Paychecks'. Throughout the first eight years of the new millennium, health care costs have skyrocketed, while working families’ wages have stood still.
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