The ICFE's friends and educational partners at
Money Management International/a> have created a wonderful online
package for individuals and families to change their financial situation
by learning about important financial matters like
creating and managing a budget,
paying down debt while
saving for emergencies, and creating achievable
Between rapidly increasing prices in gas and food along with
sluggish economic growth, consumers are feeling more pinched each
week. In fact, according to a recent survey by
Career Builder, 77 percent of American consumers are living
paycheck to paycheck.
The ICFE and the folks at
Money Management International invite you to support this important
cause by downloading the
Financial Literacy Month Toolkit and spreading the word about
About Money Management International
Money Management International (MMI) is a nonprofit, full-service
credit-counseling agency, providing confidential financial guidance,
financial education, counseling and debt management assistance to
consumers since 1958. MMI helps consumers trim their expenses, develop
a spending plan and repay debts. Counseling is available by appointment
in branch offices and 24/7 by telephone and Internet. Services are
available in English or Spanish. To learn more, call 800.432.7310
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Paul S. Richard
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer
Financial Education (ICFE)
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.