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Library of Korean Publications, Sorted by Date

Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2017 Tax Year) (Korean)

Library: Korean | Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2017 Tax Year) (Korean) Low-income working taxpayers may qualify for the federal EITC. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low-income, working taxpayers and families get more money back when they file their federal income tax return. This publication contains EITC guidelines for the 2017 tax year. Filed Under: Money Management Taxes on Feb 05, 2018

Micro business: Preparing for success (Korean)

Library: Korean | Micro business: Preparing for success (Korean) . Starting a very small—or micro—business can be the key to long-term professional and financial success. But since many businesses do not make it past the first few years, becoming an entrepreneur is not a decision to make lightly. This guide explains the process of planning and launching a micro business, from estimating costs/earnings and finding funding to identifying legal and professional needs (insurance, bookkeeping, business advice, etc.) and doing business on the internet. Filed Under: Micro Business on Jan 23, 2018

Personal bankruptcy: Your financial fresh start (Korean)

Library: Korean | Personal bankruptcy: Your financial fresh start (Korean) . Bankruptcy can offer a financial fresh start for consumers overwhelmed by debt, but there is a lot to know about the process and potential consequences before a decision to file can be made. This guide explains the differences between the two types of personal bankruptcy, what is required of filers, what happens to debts and assets, alternatives to consider, the general legal process, and where to find assistance and more information. Filed Under: Bankruptcy Credit Consumer Rights Credit Cards Debt Collection Foreclosure on Oct 30, 2017

Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’ (Korean)

Library: Korean | Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’ (Korean) . The sharing economy might enable you to put a little extra cash in your pockets in your spare time, or it could be your primary source of income. Either way, earning money will have an impact on your tax situation. This publication, while not tax advice, will help you understand how to report your income and expenses accurately, why you should take advantage of all the deductions you’re entitled to, how to avoid an unpleasant surprise when you file your tax return, and where to get more information and assistance. Filed Under: Insurance Money Management Taxes on Oct 13, 2017

Freeze Your Credit File (Korean)

Library: Korean | Freeze Your Credit File (Korean) Leave ID Thieves Out in the Cold. A credit file "security freeze" is a preventive tool to help you avoid identity theft and to block impostors from using your personal information to establish credit. This publication explains how to "freeze" your credit file, which prevents new credit from being established in your name until you temporarily or permanently lift the freeze. Filed Under: Credit Credit Reports Fraud/Scams Privacy Rights on Oct 11, 2017

Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’ (Korean)

Library: Korean | Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’ (Korean) . 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. Filed Under: Insurance on Aug 22, 2017

Get a car loan (Korean)

Library: Korean | Get a car loan (Korean) That's in your best interest. If you are seeking financing for a new or used car, you could have many options even if you have a poor financial history. However, late payments and other credit problems signal lenders that you are a risky customer, which will increase the interest rate on the loans available to you. There are differences between lenders—so shop around to find the best deal. Filed Under: Automobiles Credit Credit Reports Credit Scores Insurance on May 23, 2017

California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (Korean)

Library: Korean | California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (Korean) . The State of California has developed this program to provide income eligible, good drivers with access to affordable automobile liability insurance. The policies are issued by California licensed insurance companies. California state law provides that a California Low Cost Automobile Insurance policy satisfies financial responsibility laws. Filed Under: Automobiles Insurance on Apr 24, 2017

A guide to finding the right job training school (Korean)

Library: Korean | A guide to finding the right job training school (Korean) . Job training can be a valuable investment in your future—if the school or program is reputable and fairly priced. This guide is designed to help anyone considering a job training program or vocational school make an informed choice, avoid excessive or unwarranted student loan debt, and know where to turn if they believe they are a victim of for-profit school fraud. Filed Under: Consumer Rights on Mar 29, 2017

California’s Lemon Law (Korean)

Library: Korean | California’s Lemon Law (Korean) . This fact sheet about California’s protections for new and used car buyers explains how the state Lemon Law works, which vehicles are covered, the arbitration programs used by most car dealers and how consumers can pursue a claim in California. Filed Under: Automobiles on Feb 01, 2017


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