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Thursday, March 29, 2012
CCCS of Greater Dallas Teaches 100 Free, Live Webinars for Financial Literacy Month in April
Nonprofit offers online education to help consumers manage personal finance concerns
Dallas - March 29, 2012 - Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS of Greater Dallas), a nonprofit provider of free financial education, as well as free housing and credit counseling, is offering 100 free, live webinars throughout April in honor of National Financial Literacy Month.
Student Loan Affordability
The 100 webinars will focus on 27 different personal finance topics, ranging from credit scores and getting out of debt to buying a home and preventing foreclosure. Included in the topics will be six new webinars:
Life After Foreclosure
Asset Protection and Insurance
The 4 C's of Credit
Alternatives to Pay-Day Loans
A full schedule is available at www.cccs.net.
"To celebrate Financial Literacy Month, we want to offer consumers additional, convenient educational resources so they can be empowered to make healthy financial decisions, and ultimately, achieve financial freedom," said Todd Mark, vice president of education for CCCS of Greater Dallas. "These 100 live webinars will allow consumers to take advantage of free financial education, whether at work during lunch, throughout most weekdays, or in pajamas at home during the evening or weekend."
Consumers can register online to attend the free webinars which start as early as 8:30 a.m. CT and are offered as late as 10 p.m. CT Mondays through Saturdays. Most of the topics are offered at least once both during a morning time and an evening time.
The 100 webinars are made possible through support from the Texas Credit Union Foundation. In addition to webinars, CCCS of Greater Dallas is working with the Texas Credit Union League and Texas Credit Union Foundation to host "Your Money, Your Matters," a live, weekly blog talk radio program that informs and educates the public on a wide array of issues related to personal finance such as, asset building, retirement planning, investments, and also addresses current issues including the economy, financial marketplace and credit unions in general.
Webinar topics and dates are listed below. For more information on CCCS of Greater Dallas' free webinars, budget and credit counseling or any of the agency's classes or services, contact the education department at 1-800-249-2227 or visit www.cccs.net.
Recession-Proofing Your Finances: April 4, 12, 20
Surviving Financial Crisis: April 2, 5, 13, 18
How Do I Get Out of Debt?: April 2, 13, 19, 30
How Do I Save My Home from Foreclosure?: April 3, 9, 16, 19, 30
4 C's of Credit: April 2, 12, 17, 23, 30
Student Loan Affordability: April 3, 12, 14, 23, 30
College Credit 101: Entering The Age of Acquisition: April 2, 7, 12, 23
Building Wealth: April 3, 5, 16, 19, 30
Asset Protection: April 2, 9, 19, 28, 30
Life After Foreclosure: April 5, 12, 17, 23, 30
Conquering Credit Scores and Reports: April 2, 7, 11, 19
Money Matters: Financial Success Begins Today: April 10, 11, 17, 30
So You Want To Be a Homeowner: April 11, 19, 28
Dealing with Divorce: April 5, 18, 23
Demystifying Reverse Mortgages: April 2, 12, 27
Getting Ready for Baby: April 4, 11, 16, 27
The Psychology of Debt: April 4, 5, 17, 27
Couples and Money: April 4, 16, 18, 28
The Wedding Planner: April 4, 7, 12, 19
Lil Kids and Money: April 5, 14, 20, 30
Seniors, Money and Scams: April 4, 13, 23
Grocery Shopping and Coupon Savvy: April 9, 14, 23
Wheels You Can Afford: How to Buy a Car: April 18, 23
How to Spend Your Tax Refund: April 3, 9, 16
Alternatives to Pay Day Loans: April 16, 20, 27
Surviving and Preventing Identity Theft: April 12, 27
Understanding the Credit CARD Act: April 20
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 15 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 nonprofit credit counseling network. To learn more about CCCS of Greater Dallas' free seminars or the agency's services, call 800-249-2227, visit www.cccs.net or become a fan of CCCS of Greater Dallas on Facebook to receive updates on agency events and offerings.