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Good credit saves you money and gives you more opportunities. Bad credit costs money and reduces opportunities. The financial and emotional aspects of credit are enormous.

Think about the high school and college classes where you learned about credit. Was it taught?

Unfortunately it is a topic that has slipped through the cracks of standard education. Many people learn about credit the hard way when something goes wrong. The Credit Literacy Project has set out to fix this issue.

Credit Literacy Project Goals:

  • Create smarter consumers in regards to personal credit through education, examples and case studies.
  • Bring together experts from the credit, legal, lending, non-profit housing counseling and real estate industries to deliver information people can use to improve their lives.
  • Raise awareness that credit should be taught in high school, vocational school and college.
  • Educate would-be entrepreneurs about building personal credit to launch business credit
  • Help people easily navigate the mortgage process

Sign up for updates on the Credit Literacy Project and The Credit Road Map 2015 book release here:

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Let the quote pictured sink in, every real estate professional and lender out there is an educator and has the opportunity to change the direction of a family by teaching and encouraging. This is what I am thinking about as I prepare to go teach GRI Finance this morning, spread knowledge so it gets to those who need it. ... See MoreSee Less

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Project complete: 2015 version of The Credit Road Trip has shipped to Ohio State for the Personal Finance 1200 course I am guest lecturing in. The book is written for young adults and soon-to-be adults to prepare them for the world of credit. Next project: finish the 2015 update to The Credit Road Map for a June 2015 release. Visit www.CreditLiteracyProject.com to order The Credit Road Trip for your favorite young adult (ships now) or preorder The Credit Road Map 2015 for June delivery. ... See MoreSee Less

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This document dates back to 2006 but I think it offers a nice overview of a national strategy for financial literacy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks Patrick.... ... See MoreSee Less

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