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Know Your Money
April is National Financial Literacy Month. Check back soon for more information about being wise with your money.
We're working on a series of consumer information videos. Check out our videos page for new Small Claims and Security Deposits clips.
"It's comforting knowing a competent department is providing service, free, for anyone who needs it." - Courtney Johnson, Marina del Rey
The Department of Consumer Affairs has always been dedicated to making the County of Los Angeles a better place to live, shop, and do business. We continue that dedication with a significant change: a new department name to represent our expanded services. We are proud to reintroduce ourselves as the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.
Getting a scholarship can help students manage the high costs of college. Searching for scholarships can be difficult and it might make you vulnerable to unrealistic promises and scams. Here are some common scholarship scams you should look to avoid.
Filing your income taxes can sometimes be tricky. There are many forms, worksheets, “schedules” and difficult terms to understand. How do you find someone who can do the job in a fair and correct way? Here are a few tips from DCBA and the IRS for finding a legitimate tax preparer.