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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
CCCS of Greater Dallas Hosts Community Town Hall on Improving Financial Literacy
Industry Experts will Provide Tips on Helping Consumers Recover from Financial Crises and Create Financial Stability
October 12, 2010 - Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS of Greater Dallas), a non-profit provider of credit and housing counseling and financial education, announces it will host a town hall to discuss improving financial literacy in our community. The free financial education panel is open to the public and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 27 in The Oak Corner Room at the Center for Community Cooperation, located at 2900 Live Oak Street in Dallas.
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Financial author and "Good Morning America" Consumer Correspondent Elisabeth Leamy will join consumer finance experts Alfreda Norman, community affairs officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Pamela Yip, finance writer for the Dallas Morning News; and Todd Mark, vice president of education for CCCS of Greater Dallas to address helping consumers recover from financial crises caused by the recession and create financial stability. The financial experts will also cover how corporations and other community stakeholders can play a role in improving financial literacy.
"With our country's continued increase in foreclosures and slow recovery from the recession, financial literacy is more important now than ever," said Todd Mark, vice president of education for CCCS of Greater Dallas. "We are very thankful for the participation of the personal financial experts who are helping educate the public on the need for increased financial education in our own backyard."
In addition to the foundation blocks of financial literacy, event topics will include:
Managing debt levels
Building and maintaining good credit
Building savings and other assets
Teaching kids about money
Creating best practices to create stability and security moving forward
For information about the panel, visit www.cccs.net or call 214-638-2227.
About Elisabeth Leamy/SAVE BIG
Leamy appears on "Good Morning America" several times a week, digging up new ways to save money, alerting people to dangerous products and giving a heads up about scams and rip-offs. Leamy also reports for "World News" "Nightline" and "20/20" and writes a weekly column for ABCNews.com. Leamy has received 13 Emmy Awards and four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. SAVE BIG is her second book. To read free sample chapters and tap into free savings resources, please visit www.elisabethleamy.com.
About CCCS of Greater Dallas
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, Inc. is a nonprofit, community based credit counseling and debt management service. Established in 1974, CCCS of Greater Dallas and its affiliate offices provide financial education and counseling to consumers in-person, by phone, or Internet at more than 20 locations in four states. CCCS of Greater Dallas is a HUD-approved housing counseling multi-state organization and serves as one of seven counseling agencies supporting the 888-995-HOPE Hotline. The agency is also a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the nation's largest and longest serving national non-profit credit counseling network. To learn more about CCCS of Greater Dallas' free seminars or the agency's services www.cccs.net.