Confused About Credit? Get Answers Here.
Hey, Millennials, ever wondered what a credit score means and why it matters? Or how your significant other’s finances could affect your future together? What about protecting yourself from fraud? And do we really need to worry about retirement in our twenties?
The NFCC and USA Today have partnered to give you the opportunity to ask NFCC Certified Financial Professionals and Educators everything you’ve ever wanted to know about credit. USA TODAY will host weekly Twitter chats every Wednesday from 3:00-3:30 pm ET with a dedicated NFCC Certified Financial Professional participating in each chat. The topics will be:
Feb. 19: Becoming a Homeowner: How to prepare for buying your first house. With John Berry of Money Management International, tweeting from @MoneyManagement.
Feb. 26: Finance in Your Relationship: How to handle debt and credit with your significant other. With Soneyet Muhammad of Clarifi, tweeting from @WeClarifi.
March 5: Buying a Car: How to negotiate and know whether you’re getting a good deal. With David Flores of GreenPath Debt Solutions, tweeting from @greenpathdebt.
March 12: Protecting Yourself: Everything you need to know about giving your personal information away, identity theft, how to detect fraud, and what to do about it. With Jonathan Gedeon of ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, tweeting from @KnowYourMoneyUS.
March 19: Retirement Planning: What you should be doing in your twenties to prepare for your sixties and beyond. With Sheri Stuart of Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management Inc., tweeting from @CreditDotOrg.
You can submit questions ahead of time by e-mailing USA Today reporter Hadley Malcolm at email@example.com or connecting with her on Twitter at @hadleypdxdc. If you’d like your question to remain anonymous, please say so in your e-mail. We encourage you to log into Twitter at 3 pm each Wednesday to follow the chats live by using the #millennialmoney hashtag.
About the National Foundation for Credit Counseling
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest serving network of nonprofit, community-based financial counseling agencies. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services. NFCC members annually help millions of consumers through more than 600 community-based offices nationwide.
For free and affordable confidential advice through a reputable NFCC member, call 800.388.2227 (en Español, 800.682.9832) or visit www.DebtAdvice.org.
Visit the NFCC on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NFCCDebtAdvice, on Twitter: twitter.com/NFCCDebtAdvice, on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/NFCC09 and on its blog: http://financialeducation.nfcc.org/.