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
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
1. 38% were less likely to file for bankruptcy?
2. Had credit scores that increased an average of 36
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
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
For more information about the Ask Mr. G financial
education library link, email Jim at
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.