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Most Consumer Action publications are available for download, some available in bulk for non-profit or government agencies to distribute for educational purposes. Further info can be found on the How To Order Consumer Action's Publications page.

Library of English Publications, Sorted by Date

The Contact Lens Rule and the Eyeglass Rule

Library: English | The Contact Lens Rule and the Eyeglass Rule Consumers have important vision care rights.

The approximately 75% of U.S. adults who need some type of corrective lenses spend billions of dollars each year on eye exams and eyewear, yet few understand their rights under the federal Contact Lens Rule and Eyeglass Rule. This publication explains those rights, provides links to additional information, and tells you where you can report violations of the rules.

Category: Consumer Rights Medical/Healthcare on Nov 09, 2020

 
Establishing or replenishing emergency savings

Library: English | Establishing or replenishing emergency savings Coping with COVID-19.

Many consumers went into the COVID-19 crisis with little or no savings, while others depleted theirs trying to stay afloat after losing their jobs. This guide covers the purpose of, and target balance for, an emergency fund, what to consider when choosing where to keep your fund, tips and inspiration to help you reach your goal, and a list of some FinTech tools that can help savers get and stay on track.

Category: COVID-19 Pandemic Money Management on Oct 22, 2020

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings

Library: English | Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings.

On the world’s largest social network, a prudent approach to privacy is critical. This publication provides detailed instructions for using the various Facebook privacy management tools—both basic and advanced.

Category: Internet Privacy Rights on Jul 01, 2020

 
Financial assistance for undocumented workers

Library: English | Financial assistance for undocumented workers Coping with COVID-19.

Millions of undocumented workers are ineligible for the federal economic aid available to U.S. citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication provides tips and resources for finding state, local and private financial assistance programs that are designed specifically for undocumented immigrants or don’t ask for immigration status when determining eligibility.

Category: COVID-19 Pandemic Discrimination Money Management on Jun 04, 2020

 
Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic

Library: English | Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic Coping with COVID-19.

The federal Fair Housing Act protects rental housing applicants, tenants, homeowners and prospective homebuyers from various forms of discrimination. This publication explains how these same rights may protect you from discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps to take if you do experience discrimination.

Category: Consumer Rights COVID-19 Pandemic Discrimination Housing Discrimination Tenant Rights on Jun 02, 2020

 

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