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 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 [...]



 Register for Visa Inc. and the Chicago Fed’s
2014 Financial Literacy Summit

By Drew Kessler You are invited to attend the eighth annual Financial Literacy Summit in person in Chicago. The program, co-hosted by Visa Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will be held on Wednesday, April 2. The event, which will be webcast live from the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago, is themed “Providing [...]



 Top Ten Reasons To Stop Receving
A Federal Income Tax Refund

By Gail Cunningham The NFCC February online poll revealed that a strong majority of respondents intentionally plan to receive a federal income tax refund.  The findings suggest that receiving an income tax refund has become standard operating procedure for some people, as 2014 is the second year in a row that the majority of NFCC [...]



 The Low-Maintenance Preppers

By Donna Freedman I just went shopping in our basement, bringing up several items that were missing in our upstairs cupboards: catsup and ibuprofen (both from Costco), a jar of homemade jam, a can of chicken soup. It always tickles me to see how much we’ve got stored down there, from the kale we grew [...]