Free credit correction services for military personnel expanded
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Pioneer Services to expand ICFE free credit correction services for military personnel

SAN DIEGO, CA. ' Pioneer Services and the Institute for Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) announced a program to provide credit correction services to military personnel. Pioneer Services will provide this service'a $100 value'free of charge at Pioneer Services offices around the country.

'This is another service that can help military families reach financial independence,' said Randy McKee, chief franchise officer. 'They can visit any Pioneer Services location, speak with one of our Certified Credit Report Reviewers, and get the process started.'

Pioneer Services will provide military customers a free copy of ICFE's 'Do-It-Yourself Credit File Correction Guide' and learn how to improve their credit. The goal is to help military families understand the importance of their credit report and what to look for on it.

'Last year we assisted another organization that worked with military personnel in southern California,' said Paul S. Richard, registered financial consultant (RFC) and executive director of the ICFE.   Because Pioneer Services Representatives are ICFE Certified Credit Report Reviewers' , they are qualified to assist service members in disputing inaccurate items on their credit reports and help them with credit issues arising from identity theft or inaccurate listings.

Founded in 1982 as a non-profit, public education organization in San Diego, Calif., the ICFE is dedicated to helping people improve spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely. Pioneer Services supports ICFE measures that will help increase operational readiness and improve the quality of life for service members and their families.

With more than 70 years in the financial industry, Pioneer Services provides the responsible alternative for financial services and education that service members deserve. Through a network of offices and on the Internet, they offer financial education programs, loans, and insurance products, and support military families and communities through a variety of partnerships, programs, and sponsorships.

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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: (  CASDRAP disbanded in 2010, shortly after the web site project was completed.  In 2011 the ICFE assumed the single sponsorship of the ( 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: and  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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