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 Your Kids’ First Job: Rags to Riches

By Neale Godfrey Some of our sports heroes are paid millions of dollars a year like Payton Manning, of the Broncos,  at $18 million. Derek Jeter  of the Yankees agreed to a one-year, $12million contract. And, Shaquille O’Neal is reported to have made $20 million in 2013 – and he isn’t even playing any more.  [...]



 How to Prepare for Coming Inflation

By Mary Hunt Every area of this country is prone to some kind of natural disaster. It might be hurricanes, tornados, or flooding. Where I live in Southern California we face earthquakes, fires, and mudslides. We don’t live in a constant state of panic. Instead, we do what we can to be as prepared as [...]



 Consumer Financial Stabilization Initiative
Exceeds Expectations

By Gail Cunningham The NFCC recently announced the six-month activity report of the Sharpen Your Financial Focus program. With generous funding from Bank of America, Chase, GE Capital Retail Finance, and Wells Fargo in support of financial education, the three-step program was launched September 16, 2013 with an initial goal of enrolling 30,000 consumers in [...]



 GreenPath Offers Six Free Webinars
During “Money Smart Week”

By Drew Kessler GreenPath, a member of the NFCC, is taking part in Money Smart Week, April 5-12, as part of April’s “Financial Literacy Month.” Consumers will have the opportunity to participate in activities and workshops that will focus on financial topics including budgeting, credit, and savings. This will be an opportunity to attend a free webinar, [...]



 CCCS of Greater Dallas
To Hold 50 Free Webinars

By Drew Kessler According to the American Household Credit Card Debt Statistics in January 2014, the average credit card debt per U.S. household is $15,270, and in total Americans owe $856.9 billion in credit card debt. Although Americans are being more careful about saving since the start of the recession, it is clear that more [...]



 Want Help Getting Money Smart?

By Jana Castanon With April being designated as Financial Literacy Month Apprisen is partnering with Money Smart to offer daily webinars that will give you the tools you need to make smarter financial decisions for you and your family. Learn how to set up a spending plan, improve your credit, pay down debt, and how to [...]



 April is Financial Literacy Month!

By Mark Foster April is Financial Literacy Month. How would you grade your knowledge of personal finance? Over 40% of adults graded themselves a C, D or F. Lack of knowledge can make for painful and expensive financial mistakes. And oftentimes we may know what to do, but we simply don’t do it. For example, [...]



 NFCC Financial Literacy Survey Reveals
Gaps in Knowledge and Execution
of Basic Finance Skills

By Gail Cunningham As Financial Literacy Month begins, the NFCC released the results of the 2014 Financial Literacy Survey conducted online in March by Harris Poll among more than 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18+.  In its eighth year, the survey provides a snapshot of the American consumer’s level of knowledge as it relates to financial [...]



 New Mortgage Rules
Protect Against Risky Loans

By Jason Alderman Good news for people shopping for a mortgage — and for current homeowners facing foreclosure because they can no longer afford their home loan: New mortgage regulations drafted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently took effect, and they provide a slew of new rights and protections for consumers. One of the cornerstones of [...]



 NFCC Receives Significant Grant
Supporting Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

By Gail Cunningham NeighborWorks America has awarded the NFCC Intermediary $2,416,873 to support foreclosure prevention counseling.  This much-needed funding will enable the 50 NFCC member agencies that make up the Intermediary to continue providing foreclosure prevention counseling to families and individuals facing the threat of losing their home. “The NFCC is proud to be recognized [...]