ICFE adds "Ask Mr. G" and his extensive
financial education FAQ library to its Web site
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ICFE adds "Ask Mr. G" and his extensive
financial education FAQ library to its Web site

San Diego, CA - A valuable new feature has been added to the ICFE's front page of the Institute of Consumer Financial Education's (ICFE) website, (ICFE.info). It is the "Ask Mr G" link that provides instant online access to one of the most comprehensive, consumer financial education library you will find on the Internet.

The ICFE is a San Diego based, award winning, nonprofit educational group dedicated to helping consumers of all ages improve their spending, increase their savings and use credit wisely. The ICFE is also an official partner with the U. S. Department of Defense's Financial Readiness Campaign (DOD/FRC). The ICFE publishes consumer credit guides, courses in personal finance and it also has certification courses for professionals: Certified Credit Report Reviewers (CCRR), Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist (ITRMS), Identity Theft Resolution Facilitator (ITRF) and Certified Personal Finance Instructor for "The Money Instruction Book".

"The ICFE is delighted to add Jim's expertise to our website," said Paul S. Richard, the ICFE's executive director. "Click on the "ask Mr. G" link and users will find over 30 subject categories containing over130 answers to specific questions about spending, savings, credit, cash, and financial management. Feel free to browse the extensive library. Users will find the ability to print articles, email articles to friends, and even email Mr. G directly with a question," Richard noted.

Yes, there really is a "Mr. G". He is Jim Garnett a valued member of the ICFE's Board of Educational Advisors. Jim is also an ICFE Certified Credit Report Reviewer and Identity Theft Prevention Specialist. Mr. G is also the Director of Education for Consumer Credit of America aka/Consumer Credit of Des Moines, plus he sits on the Board of Directors of The Iowa Jumpstart Coalition. Jim is a published author in the areas of personal finances; teaching young people about money and family counseling. Mr. G brings over 30 years experience to his beneficial answers found in the library. He is also a Nationally Certified Parent Trainer and conducts the Smart Discipline for Parents Seminars in his home state of Iowa. It is estimated that over 50,000 children have benefited from his seminars in the last four years.
The "Ask Mr. G" educational library provides consumers with a convenient and confidential way to find answers to their financial questions. It is easily accessible from the privacy of one's home or office and is available through the ICFE's main web page on a 24-7 basis.

The need for such a financial education service is highlighted by the conclusions of a recent study conducted by Georgetown University and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. The performance of over 14,000 clients over a three-year period reveals that those who received financial education:

1. 38% were less likely to file for bankruptcy?
2. Had credit scores that increased an average of 36 points.
3. Reduced their non-mortgage debt by more than $14,000.
4. Had a 30% increase in home ownership.
5. Experienced a 40% increase savings and investment accounts.

The "Ask Mr. G" educational library will enhance the consumer's visit to the ICFE's web page and add to their financial education. In addition to the ICFE's main web page, other Web sites using the Ask Mr. G financial education library are: GoFirstClass.org, CCofAmerica.com and ConsumerCredit-dm.com.
For more information about the Ask Mr. G financial education library link, email Jim at askmrg@yahoo.com or call him at 515-289-1198



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.

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