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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For many of us, the holidays are an exciting time filled with family, friends and a flurry of gift giving and receiving. Unfortunately, this...

December 11, 2019 by Rod Griffin

Building a credit history takes time. Establishing a credit history early in life can help ensure you have access to affordable credit when you...

November 25, 2019 by Rod Griffin

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...

June 27, 2017 by Rod Griffin

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,...

July 29, 2015 by Rod Griffin

A recent report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that many people are confused and frustrated about how to check credit reports...

April 8, 2015 by Rod Griffin

As many as 54 million Americans cannot access traditional, low cost credit because they have insufficient or no credit history. That fact often forces...

July 18, 2014 by Rod Griffin

News of the Target stores security breach has caused many people to ask what they can do to protect themselves from misuse of their...

December 20, 2013 by Rod Griffin

When I speak to people about credit reports and credit scores one of the things I always do is ask the audience members to...

December 14, 2012 by Rod Griffin

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...

July 25, 2012 by Rod Griffin

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