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TCUF offers 100 free fin lit webinars in April
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (4/9/12)--Through a grant from the Texas Credit Union Foundation (TCUF), the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS) will offer 100 free, live webinars throughout April in honor of National Financial Literacy Month. 

The 100 webinars will focus on 27 personal finance topics, ranging from credit scores and getting out of debt to buying a home and preventing foreclosure.

"The foundation is committed to building strong communities by supporting programs and initiatives that help to improve the financial circumstances of Texas families," said Courtney Moran, TCUF executive director. "Financial stability is an essential ingredient to maintaining a strong, healthy family unit."

Todd Mark, vice president of education for CCCS of Greater Dallas, said the agency wants to offer consumers additional, convenient educational resources so they can be empowered to make healthy financial decisions, and ultimately, achieve financial freedom.

Mark said the webinars would not have been possible without the support of the foundation.

Webinar topics are as follows:

  • Recession-Proofing Your Finances;
  • Surviving Financial Crisis;
  • How Do I Get Out of Debt?;
  • How Do I Save My Home from Foreclosure?;
  • 4 C's of Credit;
  • Student Loan Affordability;
  • College Credit 101: Entering the Age of Acquisition;
  • Building Wealth;
  • Asset Protection;
  • Life after Foreclosure;
  • Conquering Credit Scores and Reports;
  • Money Matters: Financial Success Begins Today;
  • So You Want To Be a Homeowner;
  • Dealing with Divorce;
  • Demystifying Reverse Mortgages;
  • Getting Ready for Baby;
  • The Psychology of Debt;
  • Couples and Money;
  • The Wedding Planner;
  • Lil Kids and Money;
  • Seniors, Money and Scams;
  • Grocery Shopping and Coupon Savvy;
  • Wheels You Can Afford: How to Buy a Car;
  • How to Spend Your Tax Refund;
  • Alternatives to Pay Day Loans;
  • Surviving and Preventing Identity Theft; and
  • Understanding the Credit CARD Act.
The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) sponsors the National Youth Saving Challenge during the month of April in celebration of National Financial Literacy Month. It is held in conjunction with National Credit Union Youth Week, also sponsored by CUNA, which will be held April 22-28, with the theme "Be a Credit Union Super Saver." Last year nearly 146,000 young members deposited $28.5 million into their saving accounts during National Youth Savings Week--with 9,058 new accounts.


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