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.

--Rod Griffin

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In most parts of the U.S., the start of summer marked the lifting of many pandemic led restrictions. Capacity limits, mask mandates and social...

June 22, 2021 by Rod Griffin

Does checking my credit report hurt my credit score? How can I improve my credit score? What’s the difference between a credit score and...

March 5, 2021 by Rod Griffin

There’s no question the COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to a unique 2020 holiday season, but there are consistent truths that remain when it comes to the holidays and personal finance. While the season is known...

December 4, 2020 by Rod Griffin

If you’re anything like me, you’re likely spending much more time online these days. From online shopping to grocery and food delivery and thumbing through our social...

October 22, 2020 by Rod Griffin

As financial uncertainty persists, you may find yourself turning to your credit cards to get through this challenging time. While credit cards can be...

September 17, 2020 by Rod Griffin

The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped Americans’ personal and financial lives. If you find yourself in a situation that could make fulfilling your credit card, loan, or mortgage payments challenging, you may be wondering what relief options are available to help navigate these changes. ...

September 3, 2020 by Rod Griffin

“What does a credit bureau do?” is one of the most common questions I’ve answered throughout the years – both at conferences and cookouts....

July 6, 2020 by Rod Griffin

If you asked me how I’d feel about taking a personal finance class in school when I was growing up in a small town near...

February 24, 2020 by Rod Griffin

As 2019 comes to a close, many people are outlining their goals for the new year. For some people, this means making plans to get healthier, reconnect with old friends or find a new...

December 20, 2019 by Rod Griffin

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