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CA News Logo Consumer Action INSIDER - June 2017 The June 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter outlines our digital literacy and debt collection education and outreach efforts; presents our newest publication on insurance and taxes in the 'sharing economy'; tells you what to do when your storage unit starts costing too much; honors National Fair Housing Month; and more. (Thursday, June 01, 2017)

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Five Recent Publications

Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’

Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’. The “sharing economy” can offer you new ways to earn, but, as with any business or self-employment venture, there are insurance issues to consider. This publication explains the potential risks associated with each type of “sharing,” what protection is typically available from the “platforms” that connect users, how your personal insurance may fall short, what your options are for full protection, and where to get more information.

Money Management 1-2-3: THREE: Planning a Secure Future (Chinese)

Money Management 1-2-3: THREE: Planning a Secure Future (Chinese). Money Management 1-2-3:你一生都應精明理財” ,這本系列手冊的詳述重點著重於初級,中級,和高級程度的基本理財技術方面。第三部份:規劃安定的未來,為失業預做準備,積存退休金,以及保障已儲存的積蓄。主題內容包括:提升個人投資及房產淨值,擁有足夠的保險,善加處理醫療開支,基本的遺產規劃,以及祖父母輩如需養育下一代的準備工作。 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.

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Chinese)

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Chinese). “Money Management 1-2-3:你一生都應精明理財” ,這本系列手冊的詳述重點著重於初級,中級,和高級程度的基本理財技術方面。第二部份:完成財務規劃目標,列明如何更新個人預算表,積存老本,以及保護個人資產。主題內容包括:如何處理預算及債務,申報所得稅需知,關於儲蓄和投資,以及成為屋主及購買相關保險等等。 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.

Money Management 1-2-3: THREE: Planning a Secure Future (Vietnamese)

Money Management 1-2-3: THREE: Planning a Secure Future (Vietnamese). Phần 3: Loạt bài “Quản Lý Tài Chánh 1-2-3: Nên Khôn Ngoan Về Tài Chánh Cho Cả Đời Của Quý Vị” tập trung vào các kỹ năng căn bản để quản lý tiền bạc ở mức ban đầu, trung bình và cấp cao. Phần ba, Hoạch Định Tương Lai An Toàn, tập trung về nghỉ hưu, bỏ tiền vào quỹ tiết kiệm và bảo vệ tài sản sinh lời của quý vị. Các đề tài bao gồm dùng tiền đầu tư và tiền sinh lời từ nhà, có đủ bảo hiểm thích đáng, quản lý phí tổn khám bệnh, các bước đầu lập di chúc tài sản, và về một số ông bà nội/ngoại có nuôi thêm một gia đình.
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.

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Vietnamese)

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Vietnamese). Phần 2: Loạt bài “Quản Lý Tài Chánh 1-2-3: Nên Khôn Ngoan Về Tài Chánh Cho Cả Đời Của Quý Vị” tập trung vào các kỹ năng căn bản để quản lý tiền bạc ở mức ban đầu, trung bình và cấp cao. Phần hai, Hoàn Thành Mục Tiêu Tài Chánh, trình bày cập nhật ngân quỹ của quý vị, sung túc thêm tổ trứng tiết kiệm và bảo vệ tài sản của quý vị. Các đề tài bao gồm cân bằng ngân quỹ và quản lý nợ, tiết kiệm và đầu tư, chủ nhân căn nhà và bảo hiểm.
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.

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Recommended Publications

Friday, September 23, 2016

Spanish-English glossary of real estate terms. A new Spanish-English glossary of commonly used real estate terms has been released to help real estate agents and brokers make the home buying process more manageable for consumers who seek to better understand the complexities of a mortgage transaction in Spanish. The glossary offers both formal and colloquial translations of key mortgage terms.

Friday, September 02, 2016

CFPB issues new foreclosure prevention protections. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized rules for mortgage servicers that strengthen consumer protections when a home loan is transferred, provide protections for surviving family members who inherit property, and require that certain borrowers be considered for a loan modification more than once.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Reverse redlining case awards nearly $1 million to victims of predatory lending. Here is the story of the first-ever federal jury to have found a lender, Emigrant Savings Bank and Emigrant Mortgage Company (NY), liable for discrimination in the sale of toxic mortgages to Black and Latino homeowners with low credit scores.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Fannie Mae offers mortgage loan documents in Spanish. Fannie Mae has created Spanish language mortgage origination documents such as home loan application, loan estimate, loan closing disclosures and an adverse action notice to help bridge language barriers during the home buying process.

Friday, May 27, 2016

CFPB Glossary of Financial Terms - Spanish. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has created a glossary of important financial terms - including mortgage terms - such as promissory note, short sale and loan modification. One version is available in Spanish. Another has been translated into Chinese.

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