The mission is to highlight the importance of financial literacy, and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. At Consolidated Credit our focus is to help raise awareness about real world money matters.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Vocus) April 8, 2010
Financial Literacy Month has become a crucial component in our landscape. During this recession the total amount of consumer debt, according to the Federal Reserve, is nearly $2.5 trillion dollars and based on the latest Census statistics that means that there is nearly $8,100 of debt for every man, woman and child living in the United States.
“Now more than ever people need to be focusing on improving their money management skills and financial literacy knowledge,” says Howard Dvorkin, founder of Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. To support Financial Literacy Month Consolidated Credit’s educators are offering online content via their Financial Literacy… Your Gateway to Financial Freedom web page.
People will find a free guide about the basics of financial literacy which are budgeting, using credit wisely and managing debt. It’s important for consumers to understand how credit reports and score impact their daily lives. The page also contains free downloadable resources and informative videos as well as a sign-up area for a free financial literacy webinar that will be conducted on April 29, 2010 at 12 pm eastern time. The webinar will educate people about the “back to basics” of money management and will leave consumers with the strategies to help them work towards a brighter financial future.
“The mission is to highlight the importance of financial literacy, and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. At Consolidated Credit our focus is to help raise awareness about real world money matters,” continued Dvorkin.
The ability to understand money and how it works enables people to make informed decisions, which is now more important than ever. Just two generations ago, America was a nation of mostly thrifty people living within their means, even setting money aside for unforeseen expenses. But in the last two decades Americans have gotten away from these roots and embraced a culture of debt. In the next year nearly 2.5 million Americans will seek the help of credit counselors to for budgeting, credit and debt advice. Many of them will be trying to avoid bankruptcy. Do your part in helping raise awareness to promote Financial Literacy Month to help make American financially strong once again.
About Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc.: Incorporated in 1993, Consolidated Credit has provided educational assistance, budget planning, as well as credit and debt management plans throughout the United States. Consolidated Credit is ISO 9001 registered and accepted worldwide. For more information about Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc., go to http://www.ConsolidatedCredit.org.
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