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"Spending Counseling and Credit Report Review Service Available Online at nonprofit ICFE"

San Diego, CA. The ICFE's Spendermender is now counseling online. Consumers whose spending is out of control, and as a result, may have seriously damaged their individual credit ratings and FICO credit scores, may now speak online or by telephone with the Spendermender. The new counseling service is being made available by the nonprofit Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE), a San Diego based group helping people of all ages improve their spending, increase their savings and use credit more wisely.

The ICFE's Spendermender is Paul S. Richard, a registered financial consultant, (RFC) and a Certified Consumer Interviewer on the Fair Credit Reporting Act, by the Consumer Data Industries Association (CDIA). He is also the nonprofit ICFE's executive director.

Thousands of people in America are victims of poor spending Practices and habits. Many of them find they seemingly have little or no control over their actions and need help changing their hurtful spending and the certain negative outcomes. Stories about the financial havoc wreaked on someone's once good credit rating are plentiful. Helping those consumers mend their spending and helping them to eventually recover their credit ratings or improve their FICO credit score is the end goal of the counseling sessions. Individuals who reside in the greater San Diego area make also make appointments for face-to-face counseling on spending and credit report reviews.

For more information about mending spending, or improving credit ratings through a new credit education course known as Credit When Credit Is Due, visit the ICFE's Web page at: http://www.financial-education-icfe.org. The
site also includes helpful sections on increasing savings, using credit wisely, plus "How to set up and implement a spending-plan" (with a one page work sheet) for personal and/or family finances.

To receive the same information by mail, please send $1 and a self-addressed, 60 cent stamped envelope to: ICFE Spending Tips at PO Box 34070 San Diego, CA 92163-4070.

About the ICFE:

The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) was founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton (creator of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation).  The ICFE is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely. 
The ICFE is an award winning, nonprofit, consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. It publishes the Do-It-Yourself Credit File correction Guide, which is updated annually. The ICFE has distributed over one million Credit/Debit Card Warning Labels and Credit/Debit Card Sleeves world wide.

The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004.The ICFE was an active partner in the California Student Debt Resource Awareness Project (CASDRAP) which resulted in a new web site: (studentdebthelp.org).  CASDRAP disbanded in 2010, shortly after the web site project was completed.  In 2011 the ICFE assumed the single sponsorship of the (studentdebthelp.org) web site and is now responsible for its content and operation.

The ICFE is also an on-line help for consumers who spend too much.  ICFE's spending help was featured in PARADE Magazine in the Intelligence Report section. The money helps and tips are from the ICFE's Money Instruction Book, our course in personal finance.

Visit the ICFE's other web sites at: www.financial-education-icfe.org and studentdebthelp.org.  Both sites helps consumers and students with mending spending, learning about the proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a spending-plan and also how to access financial education courses and how to teach children about money. Other ICFE services include: Ask Mr. G,  a free eNews, and an online resource center for students, parents and educators, plus financial education learning tools and a book store.

About the ICFE:

The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE), founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton (creator of the 'certified financial planner' (CFP) designation) and it is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely. The ICFE trains and certifies Personal Finance Instructors for its own curriculum. It also trains and certifies Credit Report Reviewers and Identity Theft Prevention Specialists.

The ICFE is an award winning, nonprofit, consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. It publishes the Do-It-Yourself Credit File correction Guide, now in its 16th printing and has distributed over one million 'Credit/Debit Card Warning Labels' and 'Credit/Debit Card Sleeves' world wide.

The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004.

The ICFE is also a partner in the national Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy and the California Jump$tart chapter. The ICFE staff is also active with San Diego Saves, an offshoot of America Saves, and the California Student Debt Resource Awareness Project (CASDRAP) (studentdebthelp.org).

The ICFE's on-line help for consumers who spend too much was featured in PARADE Magazine in the Intelligence Report section. The money helps and tips are from 'The Money Instruction Book,' a course in personal finance, positioned to become among the premier programs in the new bankruptcy and debtor education initiatives.

The ICFE Web site at: www.financial-education-icfe.org helps consumers with mending spending, learning about the proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a spending-plan and also how to access financial education courses and videos and how to teach children about money. Other ICFE services include a free eNews, and an online resource center of financial education learning tools, including videos, books, software and personal finance courses.


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