17 Apr

Financial Literacy Month And Credit Card Debt Consolidation

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – A New Horizon is a well established Credit Counseling company with over 15 year’s experience as a non-profit organization assisting individuals and families from all walks of life in regaining control of their finances. This is accomplished utilizing Financial Literacy training and a host of programs to counsel and educate individuals on the responsible use of credit along with a structured debt management plan to assist them in paying off their existing credit card debt.

Financial literacy is the ability to understand finance. By definition it is an individual’s ability to make informed judgments and effective decisions about the use and management of their money. National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the United States in April to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. In 2000, The Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy began promoting April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month and in 2003 the United States Congress showed its support.

The root problem and cause of many financially challenged and “debt heavy” individuals usually stems from credit card abuse. The ability of many American families to live beyond their means can create an out of control debt situation requiring special assistance from creditors. These programs are available through reputable credit counseling companies and should be evaluated before last resorts like filing bankruptcy. Through education and responsible use of credit – FINANCIAL LITERACY – Unmanageable credit card debt can be avoided.

Many of the country’s financial institutions and non-profit financial educational organizations promote this month by holding promotional events and creating educational materials that center around effectively handling money and dealing with credit card debt.

Most of these financial companies can assist consumers with Financial Literacy in an array of courses on budgeting, using credit cards wisely, and savings strategies for credit cards. Upon course completion of the Financial Literacy Program, the names of participants are submitted to the American Center for Credit Education to be included in a national database accessed by creditors and lenders.

A New Horizon Credit Counseling offers valuable information to the consumer each month with our “Financial Education Topic of the Month.” Such topics include “Becoming Financially Fit”, “How to Prepare for Tax Season” and “Homeownership vs. Renting.” To learn more about A New Horizon’s Financial Literacy programs and materials, please visit our on-line Learning Center or contact our Information & Education Department at 1 800 556-1548 x2222 or Stuart Lieberman who may be reached at (800) 556-1548 Extension 1126 or at . A New Horizon Credit Counseling Debt Consolidation Services – for more information