Springboard To Present Webinars During National Financial Literacy Month

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Nonprofit agency honors nationally recognized financial literacy initiative with free online education.

Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. (“Springboard”) is celebrating National Financial Literacy Month this April. Among the nonprofit organization’s offerings will be a pair of free financial webinars.

The upcoming webinars, “Understanding Your Credit Report and Score,” and “Road Map to Financial Freedom” will take place on April 7th and April 13th, respectively. Both webinars will take place from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time.

“Understanding Your Credit Report and Score” will teach participants how a credit score works and how it is calculated. The webinar will also cover what a consumer can do to ensure that his/her credit report is accurate and reflects positively on one’s creditworthiness.

“Road Map To Financial Freedom” is a free webinar that explains the steps one can take on a journey to financial freedom. It will explain several debt repayment strategies, like the debt-snowball or debt-avalanche, creditor workout plans or debt reduction through Springboard's Debt Management Plan to pay off unsecured debt.

To attend the Understanding Your Credit Report and Score webinar, participants can register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9008910466750017538, and to register for “Road Map To Financial Freedom,” one can visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1694256530853939970. Those who register will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinars.

Springboard’s Education and Community Outreach Coordinator, Lori Lamb, will present the webinars. “As a passionate financial educator for two decades,” said Melinda Opperman, Springboard’s Chief Relationship Officer, “Lori brings a strong background, experience and financial industry knowledge to help consumers understand their credit reports and succeed financially.”

National Financial Literacy Month was founded in 2003 by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). It has grown to include a proclamation from the White House acknowledging the event as well as participation from a range of government agencies and nonprofit organizations like Springboard.

“The president called upon Americans to observe the month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices,” Opperman said. “That’s exactly what Springboard does, all year long. Financial Literacy Month is a natural fit for our agency.”

Springboard routinely offers free education online, complementing its certified nonprofit financial counseling services. Coaching is available by calling 800-449-9818, or visiting http://www.credit.org. They also offer a free “Financial Instructional Training,” or FIT Academy with free online courses, educational materials and downloads. Anyone may visit the FIT Academy at http://www.credit.org/courses.

About Springboard

SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is a nationwide 501(c)(3) non-profit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974 with the mission of improving the financial well-being of individuals and families. Springboard is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved housing counseling agency and a member of the Financial Counseling Association of America and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling; the nation’s longest serving nonprofit financial counseling organization. Springboard is also a proud member of the HOPE NOW Alliance, a cooperative effort between the U.S. government and mortgage market participants to help struggling homeowners. Springboard offers personal financial education and assistance in credit counseling, housing counseling, reverse mortgage, debt and money management, pre-bankruptcy counseling, and debtor education through educational programs and confidential coaching. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying the highest standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification, and service delivery policies. Counseling is available by telephone nationwide or in-person at office locations in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Texas. For more information, please call 800-449-9818 or visit their website at http://www.credit.org.

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