Consumer Credit Counseling Agency Tweets Financial Education Tips

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Follow Springboard Nonprofit on Twitter and you'll receive personal finance "tweets" on family budgeting, money management, and the wise use of credit.

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The more consumers understand about their finances, the more they will be able to manage them effectively

Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is pleased to announce that it is now communicating important financial literacy education on the social media web page, Twitter. Springboard's main goal, in alliance with Twitter, is to reach online consumers interested in family budgeting, money management and personal finance help - in a platform convenient to them. Springboard's tweet messages will include financial education tips, upcoming community events, press releases, and new website postings.

"The more consumers understand about their finances, the more they will be able to manage them effectively," said Melinda Opperman, Springboard's vice president of community outreach. "With frequent posts on Twitter, we're able to demonstrate that understanding money matters does not have to be difficult," said Opperman.

Springboard's Twitter Followers will receive daily tweets like the following:

"Bottled water costs almost 2,000 times more than tap water. Get a water filter pitcher and save hundreds of dollars per year."

"There are several web sites that will tell you which station has the cheapest gas in your area; gasbuddy.com and gaspricewatch.com are two."

"10/17/09 begins National Protect Your Identity Week. To check if there is a community event near you visit: http://www.protectyouridnow.org"

"Raise your deductible to lower your auto and homeowner's insurance premiums by 15% or more."

"Beware of self-help gurus who want to charge you $60 or more to teach you how to save money. Saving money shouldn't be expensive!"

To receive Springboard's financial education daily tweets, follow these instructions:

1.) Go to Springboard's Twitter Web Page.

2.) Log into your account or create a new account.

3.) Select follow CreditDotOrg.

4.) Everyday our Financial Education "tweets" will appear on your Twitter homepage. It's that simple!

About Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management:
SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974. Springboard is a HUD approved housing counseling agency and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national organization of nonprofit credit counseling agencies. The agency offers personal financial education and assistance with credit counseling, housing counseling, debt and money management through educational programs and confidential counseling. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying high standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. The agency provides pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education as mandated by the bankruptcy reform law. The agency has locations in California, Arizona and Nevada and offers face-to-face and nationwide phone counseling services. For more information on Springboard, call 1-800 WISE PLAN (1-800-947-3752) ext. 7750 or visit their web site at Credit.org.

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