Championing Consumers to Financial Literacy

March 31, 2015 by Kelsey Audagnotti

Financial Education

Are you in the dark with your finances? Take control this April during Financial Literacy Month and join Experian as we provide education and resources to help light the way to financial literacy.

Experian is a long-time advocate for financial education and empowerment for consumers.  As a result, we are teaming with the Jump$tart Coalition® this month to encourage people to take time to think and talk about their own money matters.  We want to encourage people to take full advantage of all of the available resources designed to improve their financial literacy and well-being.

“To make true progress in financial literacy, it takes an army of willing and relentless partners to come together for a shared goal of making a brighter financial future for consumers of all ages. From the very beginning, Experian has advocated and committed to be part of the journey to financial literacy.”

– Laura Levine, president and CEO of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®

To support this year’s initiative, Experian created a program with activities and education materials to help financial educators and consumers improve their understanding of credit principles and practices. Join in all month long for exciting activities created to help guide consumers on their financial journeys:

Chat with the experts in the #CreditChat

We are passionate about educating consumers all year round and that’s why we host our Plutus award–winning #CreditChat on Twitter, accompanied with a Google+ hangout every Wednesday at 3 p.m. Eastern time.  Each week in April we will discuss hot topics in personal finance to help you become more financially capable.

  • April 1: Ways to make Smarter Money Decisions with New York Times columnist Carl Richards and the Jump$tart Coalition.
  • April 8: How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft featuring Experian’s public-education experts Rod Griffin and Becky Frost.
  • April 15: How to Rebuild and Raise Your Credit Scores with Jeanne Kelly, journalist and nationally recognized voice in credit counseling.
  • April 22: How to Get Financially Ready for College with Wells Fargo and reporter Liz Weston.
  • April 29: Financial Inclusion: Ideas to Help the Underbanked with Operation Hope, the nation’s leading nonprofit social-investment-banking and financial-literacy-empowerment organization on a mission to eradicate poverty.

Empowering financial education throughout the country

  • On April 1, 2015, at the Annual Conference on Financial Education in San Antonio, Griffin will discuss the characteristics necessary to become a credit-score superstar and provide an update on credit reporting to financial professionals.
  • Hosted by the National Consumers League on April 17–20, Experian — a longtime supporter — will be on the judging panel for the Lifesmarts competition championship in Seattle.

Check out these consumer education resources

  • Visit Experian’s help site for answers to common questions, advice and education about consumer credit.
  • Consumers are welcome to ask their credit questions on our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/ExperianUS.
  • Join the Credit & Finance Talk with Experian on its iHeart Radio show to get the inside scoop on how to live credit-confident with expert interviews, credit information and steps to protect your identity.
  • Search the Jump$tart website for engaging resources available to help introduce children to personal finance.

Turning insights into action is at the core of everything Experian does and why we have worked so diligently through our credit education program over the past 20 years — to be a champion for consumer financial literacy.