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Consumer Action INSIDER - March 2024 The March 2024 issue of INSIDER brings you news of Consumer Action's recent activities and accomplishments, including a recap of our latest outreach efforts and train-the-trainer webinar. (Friday, March 01, 2024)

SCAM GRAM: Financial foolery Alongside the reports of scammers' shenanigans, this month's SCAM GRAM includes some hopeful and heartening stories of successful efforts to refund victims. (Thursday, February 15, 2024)

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Recent Publications

What to know about gift cards

Library: English | What to know about gift cards  There are advantages to gift cards for both those who give them and those who receive them. This publication provides information and tips to help gift card buyers and recipients make informed choices, understand the rules that apply to the cards, protect their card balances, and avoid fraud and scams. Category: Consumer Rights Fraud/Scams on Dec 13, 2023

Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2023 Tax Year) (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2023 Tax Year) (Spanish) Los contribuyentes activos de bajos ingresos pueden calificar para el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo (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 2023 tax year (for taxes due in April 2024). Filed Under: Money Management Taxes on Dec 12, 2023

Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2023 Tax Year)

Library: English | Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2023 Tax Year) Low- and moderate-income earners may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit  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 2023 tax year (for taxes due in April 2024). Category: Money Management Taxes on Dec 12, 2023

Housing Help: Next steps and resources when you’re at risk of foreclosure (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | Housing Help: Next steps and resources when you’re at risk of foreclosure (Spanish)  This guide can help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure, or, if foreclosure is imminent, understand their options, rights and next steps. It includes a wide variety of resources, including where to turn for professional advice and guidance. Filed Under: Foreclosure on Jun 30, 2023

Housing Help: Next steps and resources when you’re at risk of foreclosure

Library: English | Housing Help: Next steps and resources when you’re at risk of foreclosure  This guide can help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure, or, if foreclosure is imminent, understand their options, rights and next steps. It includes a wide variety of resources, including where to turn for professional advice and guidance. Category: Foreclosure on Jun 28, 2023

Investing for Communities of Color: Build generational wealth (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | Investing for Communities of Color: Build generational wealth (Spanish)  For a number of reasons, communities of color invest at lower rates than white people do. But investing is a key component of achieving long-term financial security and building generational wealth. This publication explains the barriers to investing for communities of color, as well as why it’s crucial to start investing now, how to get started (even if you don’t have much to invest) and stay on track, and where to find more information about investing and personal finance. Filed Under: Investing on Apr 19, 2023

Investing for Communities of Color: Build generational wealth

Library: English | Investing for Communities of Color: Build generational wealth  For a number of reasons, communities of color invest at lower rates than white people do. But investing is a key component of achieving long-term financial security and building generational wealth. This publication explains the barriers to investing for communities of color, as well as why it’s crucial to start investing now, how to get started (even if you don’t have much to invest) and stay on track, and where to find more information about investing and personal finance. Category: Investing on Mar 05, 2023

Investing for Women: Take control of your financial future (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | Investing for Women: Take control of your financial future (Spanish)  Women have some additional challenges to overcome when planning for the future and getting started investing. This publication identifies some of the barriers to investing that women face, explains why women must invest, and offers tips and resources for getting started and managing an investment portfolio wisely. Filed Under: Investing on Feb 14, 2023

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