San Diego, CA - The Institute of
Consumer Financial Education (ICFE), a San Diego based
group is proud to celebrate the achievement of 50,000
consumers and professionals nationwide who have
successfully completed the financial and credit education
program, Credit When Credit is Due. Credit When
Credit is Due is a twelve lesson program targeted towards
first time credit seekers and those individuals who may
have abused their credit and now find themselves facing
credit counseling, or worse yet, bankruptcy. In addition
to consumers, Credit When Credit is Due is also recognized
as a valuable training tool for credit, debt and other
financial counselors and has been accepted for continuing
education credits by a variety of national professional
Nationwide, over 50,000 people have completed the program.
Those graduates are entitled to a number of benefits as
their reward for investing in such comprehensive credit
education, because each graduate had to pass an
examination at the end of each of the twelve lessons.
Among the benefits are notifications prepared for the
consumer to send to the three major credit reporting
agencies of their recent accomplishment for inclusion in
their credit files, a variety of discounts and reduced
rates from mortgage companies, real estate brokers, offers
of deposit waivers from participating telephone and
utility companies and special opportunities for members of
participating credit unions.
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.