Where Are You Keeping Your Important Documents and Valuables?
We all have important documents. Many of us have items that we consider irreplaceable. Do you know where they are? Are they protected from water, fire, and other threats? This month's report looks at ways you can keep and protect your important items.
Do You Have a "my Social Security" Account Yet?
Whether you are paying Social Security taxes or receiving Social Security benefits, you should have a "my Social Security" account. Why should you have an account? Since your annual Social Security Statement is no longer sent by mail, a "my Social Security" account is the only way you can get it. A Social Security Statement shows your complete earnings history and estimates for retirement and disability benefits.
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How to Train Your Brain and Get Things Done
Let's start with a little bit of fantasy: imagine that your brain is a big company. We'll call it the McBrain Company. McBrain workers come in all types and do their individual best to fulfil their different tasks. As the proud president of this tremendous company, you are responsible for everything concerning your employees, especially their well-being. It's a huge responsibility, but you do it every day!
Who's Fighting For You?
Learn right here about consumer groups that tackle consumer issues for you. Each month, we'll feature a different group.
This month's featured consumer group:
Consumer Action is a non-profit, membership-based organization that was founded in San Francisco in 1971. During its more than three decades, Consumer Action has continued to serve consumers nationwide by advancing consumer rights, referring consumers to complaint-handling agencies through our free hotline, publishing educational materials in Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese and other languages, advocating for consumers in the media and before lawmakers, and comparing prices on credit cards, bank accounts and long distance services.
- Start an Emergency Fund or Pay Down Credit Card Debt
- Buying a Car? Rev Up Savings with a Credit Union Loan or Refi
- What Insurance Do You Need at Each Life Stage?
- Selecting a Contractor to do Home Repairs
- Enhancing Your Online Privacy and Protecting Your Personal Information
- Banking By Smartphone or Tablet? Make Sure You Do It Safely.