Rod Griffin

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 FinLitTV.com 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.

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How’s your financial health?...

Financial health matters. That’s why we’re joining the Center for Financial Services Innovation and the nation’s leading banks, financial services providers and nonprofits in...

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5 Credit “Don’ts” For Millennials...

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 study revealed that millennials’ average credit score is 625,...

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From Subpar to Stellar: 5 Ways to Credit Success...

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. I have to admit that I was not surprised...

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CBA Symposium: Experian discusses credit building for ...

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 lending. Credit Builders Alliance, an organization committed to helping...

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Protecting Your Credit history After a Large Data Brea...

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 the credit reporting systems was designed specifically to help...

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5 Reasons to Check Your Credit Report...

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 only about half the people in the audience raise...

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How to Dispute Credit Report Information...

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 help you. During the coming weeks and months we...

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

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 business story read “In a Shift, Debt Levels are...

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