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ICFE eNEWS #12-04 - February 7th 2012

Ways to Participate in America Saves Week February 19-26, 2012

America Saves Week (ASW) 2012 is fast approaching. This year the dates for the Week are February 19-26, 2012. We have updated the Social Media Campaign document for ASW 2012/a>. The document contains Facebook postings along with sample blog posts.

Searching for other ways to participate in the Week? ICFE encourages you to look into the Bonds Make It Easy Campaign sponsored by ASEC Partner Doorway 2 Dreams Foundation. The Bonds Make It Easy web site provides you with free promotion materials you may use for spreading the word among your employees, colleagues, clients, partners, family, and friends on saving at least a portion of their tax refund with Series I Bonds provided by the U.S. Government. Treasury Direct provides you with an FAQ page f for further information on these bonds.

The Week provides an opportunity for all of us to set aside some time to review our finances and look for ways to improve our financial lives.

1) Set your goal - What is it you want to achieve: retirement, child's education, emergency savings?
2) Develop a plan - What are the steps you will need to take to achieve your goal?
3) Save automatically - Contact your financial institution, find out which product is suitable for your goal, and set-up automatic savings.

If your organization has not yet signed-up to participate in the Week please do so at the Sign-Up page on the ASW web site.

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Sent by:

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.

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and the Institute of Consumer Financial Education, All Rights Reserved.
View our
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PO Box 34070
San Diego, Ca 92163
Paul S. Richard, Executive Director
Phone 619-239-1401

FAX 619-923-3284

Questions for www.financial-education-icfe.org Click to go to Website Contact Us or 
Website Design Donated by Desgn School Programs