Consumer Action Publications

Consumer Action creates award-winning free multilingual educational guides on a wide range of personal finance topics and other subjects of interest to consumers. Many publications are available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese, as well as English. Each year, we distribute more than a million of our publications through a national network of 7,500 community organizations. Nonprofit and community-based agencies may order these free publications in bulk by clicking here for downloadable order forms or online ordering instructions.

2007

July

13
You can buy a home - The keys to homeownership (Cambodian) Cover

You can buy a home - The keys to homeownership (Cambodian). Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. In this brochure, we cover key topics for potential homeowners, including preparing to buy a home, predicting homeownership costs, finding the right home, shopping for a mortgage and making an offer.

You can buy a home - The keys to homeownership (Laotian) Cover

You can buy a home - The keys to homeownership (Laotian). Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. In this brochure, we cover key topics for potential homeowners, including preparing to buy a home, predicting homeownership costs, finding the right home, shopping for a mortgage and making an offer.

March

14
Disaster Relief Resources (Vietnamese) Cover

Disaster Relief Resources (Vietnamese). Bản cẩm nang miễn phí này giúp quý vị giúp người chủ gia cư trong cộng đồng của quý vị tìm được những lợi ích và sự bảo bệ giúp bảo toàn căn nhà tránh bị vỡ nợ và tịch thu nhà. Các nguồn trợ giúp ghi trong cẩm nang này là các chương trình hợp pháp tiểu bang và liên bang giúp miễn phí hay với chi phí thấp người chủ gia cư bị thiên tai.
This free fact sheet is designed to help you assist homeowners in your community to access benefits and protections to help them save their homes from default and foreclosure. The resources listed in this fact sheet are legitimate statewide or national programs available to disaster-impacted homeowners at low or no cost.

Disaster Relief Resources Cover

Disaster Relief Resources. This free fact sheet is designed to help you assist homeowners in your community to access benefits and protections to help them save their homes from default and foreclosure. The resources listed in this fact sheet are legitimate statewide or national programs available to disaster-impacted homeowners at low or no cost.

Disaster Relief Resources (Spanish) Cover

Disaster Relief Resources (Spanish). Este folleto gratuito ha sido diseñado para ayudarle a usted a asistir a los propietarios de vivienda de su comunidad a acceder a beneficios y protecciones para que puedan evitar perder sus casas por incumplimiento de pago o ejecución hipotecaria. Los recursos listados en este folleto son programas nacionales o estatales legítimos y están disponibles para los propietarios de viviendas afectados por los desastres naturales a un bajo costo o sin costo alguno.

January

04
Before You Buy a Home (2006) Cover

Before You Buy a Home (2006). Checklist of items for homebuyers who have already found a home they wish to buy. Topics include checking neighborhoods, verifying building permits, using a home inspector, and considering all costs of homeownership.

2006

November

02
Financing Home Repairs (2006) Cover

Financing Home Repairs (2006). This publication outlines some ways to finance repairs and improvements to your home and how to protect yourself from home improvement problems that might cost you money. It covers personal loans, Federal Housing Authority (FHA) loans, home equity loans, and for veterans who live in California, CalVet loans.

October

26
ID Theft Quiz Cover

ID Theft Quiz. The ID Theft Quiz Game is a fun way to teach important concepts about this prevalent form of fraud.

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Don’t Lose Your Home (2006) Cover

Don’t Lose Your Home (2006) How to Avoid Home Equity Loan Fraud . A brochure that explains how a "home equity loan" allows you to borrow money against your home's equity. However, your home secures the loan; if you are unable to make the home equity loan payments, you can lose your house. This fact sheet explains the need for caution when agreeing to such loans.

Don’t Lose Your Home (2006) (Spanish) Cover

Don’t Lose Your Home (2006) (Spanish) Cómo evitar el fraude en préstamos sobre el valor líquido de la vivienda . Un folleto que explica cómo un "préstamo sobre el valor líquido de la vivienda" le permite obtener dinero contra el valor líquido de su casa. Pero si no puede pagar los pagos del préstamo, puede perder su casa. Este folleto explica porqué es necesario tener cuidado con estos préstamos.

 

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