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
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,
For more information visit
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.