FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – April 21, 2015 â€“ (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Community leaders, educators and bankers came together to focus on the importance of promoting financial literacy at Consolidated Creditâ€™s first National Financial Literacy Month breakfast. Consolidated Credit was honored to receive a Proclamation from the office of Floridaâ€™s Senator Maria Sachs.
The Florida state government understands the importance of financial literacy and they wished to recognize Consolidated Credit for the consistent and comprehensive efforts promoting financial literacy education. A representative of Floridaâ€™s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, was also there to support Consolidated Creditâ€™s efforts to promote financial literacy within the state.
â€œWeâ€™re honored to receive this proclamation from the state government,â€ says Gary Herman, President of Consolidated Credit. â€œNot only does it recognize the hard work and dedication of our community outreach and education team, but it also serves as confirmation that the state places a high level of importance on educating its citizens, something thatâ€™s essential for people in todayâ€™s complex financial environment.â€
Consolidated Credit sponsors and partners were in attendance, including representatives from: Bank United, Chase, BB&T, Wells Fargo, Comerica Bank, the United Way of Broward County, and Broward 2-1-1. Representatives of Southern Command, Army OneSource, and the U.S. Department of Defense were on hand in honor of Consolidated Creditâ€™s partnerships that provide financial literacy education to military service members, veterans, and their families in the South Florida area.
â€œMany organizations and agencies have an interest and an active hand in financial literacy education in the state,â€ Herman acknowledges, â€œbut itâ€™s rare that all of those organizations have the opportunity to come together in one room to discuss this important issue. We hope this breakfast will provide a place where we can all get together annually to celebrate our success while planning for the future.â€
National Financial Literacy Month continues throughout the month of April. Consolidated Credit has created a Free Financial Literacy Resource Center on its website that provides users with a range of useful financial tools and education resources they can use to get on a path to establishing long-term financial stability. The company has also established a Financial Literacy Hotline manned by certified credit counselors that consumers nationwide can use if they have specific questions or challenges. The number to call is 1-888-696-9292.
About Consolidated Credit:
Consolidated Credit <http://www.consolidatedcredit.org> is one of the nation’s largest credit counseling and has helped over 5 million people over more than 20 years with financial issues. Their mission is to assist families throughout the United States in ending financial crisis and solving money management problems through education and professional counseling.