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Rod Griffin is Director of Public Education for Experian. He is responsible for Experian’s national consumer education programs and supports the company’s community involvement and corporate responsibility efforts. He speaks regularly at regional and national financial literacy events and supports various national consumer education initiatives including the LifeSmarts Consumer Knowledge Competition, for which he serves on the Corporate Advisory Board, and the Jumpstart Coalition for Financial Literacy. Rod also serves on the Creative Educator Advisory Board for For more than 15 years he has written Ask Experian, an online consumer credit advice column, with Maxine Sweet, Vice President of Public Education. Rod holds a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas, has a Fair Credit Reporting Act certification from the Consumer Data Industry Association and is a Center for Financial Certifications Certified Financial Counselor.

5 Credit “Don’ts” For Millennials

Posted on Jul 29 2015 by
Millennials, also known as Generation Y (ages 19-34) are now the largest segment of the U.S. population, and according to a recent Experian analysis, also take the title for being the least credit savvy when compared to previous generations. The...


From Subpar to Stellar: 5 Ways to Credit Success

Posted on Apr 08 2015 by
A recent report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that many people are confused and frustrated about how to check credit reports and scores and they feel they lack information to take action to improve their credit histories....


CBA Symposium: Experian discusses credit building for unbanked consumers

Posted on Jul 18 2014 by
As many as 54 million Americans cannot access traditional, low cost credit because they have insufficient or no credit history. That fact often forces them to turn to high-cost financial resources, or worse, become trapped in a cycle of predatory...


Protecting Your Credit history After a Large Data Breach

Posted on Dec 20 2013 by
News of the Target stores security breach has caused many people to ask what they can do to protect themselves from misuse of their stolen identification information. The system of fraud alerts that has been in place for decades in...


5 Reasons to Check Your Credit Report

Posted on Dec 14 2012 by
When I speak to people about credit reports and credit scores one of the things I always do is ask the audience members to raise their hands if they’ve requested their free annual credit report. Sadly, on a good night...


How to Dispute Credit Report Information

Posted on Jul 25 2012 by
As 2014 nears an end it’s a good time for us all to start thinking about what we are going to do to keep our finances in good shape and moving along into 2015. At Experian, we are here to...


Economy Up. Economy Down. Which Way Do We Go?

Posted on Apr 24 2012 by
I opened a few of my daily newspapers this morning (yes, the print kind!), and pondered some seemingly conflicting messages. In the Wall Street Journal, I saw the headline “Economic Reports Fan Fears.” In the New York Times, the top...


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