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Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2020 The October 2020 issue of Consumer Action INSIDER highlights our webinar on job loss in the pandemic (part of our COVID-19 Educational Project, sponsored by Wells Fargo, with additional support from AT&T, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, and Square); our use of the Financial Health Network’s FinHealth Score® Toolkit to gauge consumers' financial health using apps and other digital services to save money, etc.; advice on what to do if you bought a "lemon" (with or without a factory warranty); our recent coalition efforts; the latest CFPB happenings; and new settlements posted in our Class Action Database. (Thursday, October 01, 2020)

Consumer Action INSIDER - September 2020 The September 2020 issue of Consumer Action INSIDER highlights our upcoming Health and Wealth virtual convening and annual awards ceremony (registration open now), and includes articles on “best practices” in issues-based online activism, Consumer Action's webinar on estate planning during the pandemic (part of our COVID-19 Educational Project, sponsored by Wells Fargo, with additional support from AT&T, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, and Square), the importance of registering your car with your state motor vehicle agency (rather than a third party), our recent coalition efforts, the latest CFPB happenings, and new settlements posted in our Class Action Database. (Monday, August 31, 2020)

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Improving your financial health with FinTech - Video

Library: English | Improving your financial health with FinTech - Video A beginner’s guide to personal finance apps  This video will introduce you to the types of FinTech tools available and how they can help you. It will also tell you what to consider when choosing an app and how to stay safe when using FinTech. Category: Banking Internet Technology on Oct 12, 2020

Improving your financial health with FinTech - Video (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | Improving your financial health with FinTech - Video (Spanish) A beginner’s guide to personal finance apps  This video will introduce you to the types of FinTech tools available and how they can help you. It will also tell you what to consider when choosing an app and how to stay safe when using FinTech. Filed Under: Banking Internet Technology on Oct 12, 2020

Making a job or career transition (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | Making a job or career transition (Spanish) Cómo hacerle frente al COVID-19  

The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work, with many others reevaluating their job and career choices in light of how different industries are faring. This guide will help workers identify job opportunities, weigh their education and training options, make wise choices, and know where to get more information.

Filed Under: COVID-19 Pandemic on Oct 06, 2020

Telemedicine: What to know about virtual doctor visits

Library: English | Telemedicine: What to know about virtual doctor visits Coping with COVID-19  

The pandemic has driven non-urgent doctor visits online to help suppress the spread of COVID-19. As more people receive medical care remotely, via a smartphone, tablet or computer, it’s important to understand when and how virtual visits might be an option, whether they’re covered under private and government-sponsored health plans, and what privacy issues they raise.

Category: COVID-19 Pandemic Insurance Internet Medical/Healthcare Privacy Rights Technology on Sep 21, 2020

Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times (Spanish) Cómo hacerle frente al COVID-19  

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the wisdom of making critical end-of-life decisions before a crisis strikes. This publication outlines the key estate planning decisions everyone should make now, explains which documents and tools help ensure that your wishes are carried out, and provides resources for learning more, getting help and taking next steps.

Filed Under: COVID-19 Pandemic on Sep 08, 2020

Making a job or career transition

Library: English | Making a job or career transition Coping with COVID-19  

The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work, with many others reevaluating their job and career choices in light of how different industries are faring. This guide will help workers identify job opportunities, weigh their education and training options, make wise choices, and know where to get more information.

Category: COVID-19 Pandemic on Sep 03, 2020

Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times

Library: English | Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times Coping with COVID-19  

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the wisdom of making critical end-of-life decisions before a crisis strikes. This publication outlines the key estate planning decisions everyone should make now, explains which documents and tools help ensure that your wishes are carried out, and provides resources for learning more, getting help and taking next steps.

Category: COVID-19 Pandemic on Aug 03, 2020

Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings

Library: English | Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings  

This publication explains how to achieve your desired level of privacy on the most popular social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube) and provides useful general privacy tips, tools and resources.

Category: Internet on Jul 01, 2020

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