These free financial tools help people develop their financial literacy and well-being.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida., April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time for National Financial Literacy Month, Consolidated Credit has launched a new interactive financial literacy course and financial resource center. These resources are available online for adults and teens, free and provided in English and Spanish.
“Financial literacy is essential for everyone, but finding resources to help develop it isn’t always easy,” said Consolidated Credit’s director of financial education. April Lewis-Parks Explain. “That’s why we’ve created this online resource center and series of interactive courses, to help adults and teens access tools that will help them become financially savvy.
Financial educators at Consolidated Credit created the online resource center to provide information on key money and credit topics in a variety of mediums. Their goal was to help people of all ages develop financial literacy, regardless of their learning style. There are:
- interactive financial calculators for debt and savings management
- nearly 50 self-service publications in the digital library
- six series of videos focusing on budgeting and credit
- infographics that offer snapshots of trending and seasonal financial topics
Resources can also be viewed by subject and there is a specialist youth resource center for children and young people.
Consolidated Credit has also launched a new series of interactive financial literacy courses called Wise Up. It walks users through essential topics like budgeting, explains how to budget from scratch, uses today’s technology to make budgeting easier, and provides in-depth insight into how to use a budget to manage debt and achieve key financial goals.
There are ten courses for adults that cover basic topics like budgeting and saving and higher-level topics like retirement and debt consolidation. There are also four courses for teens that cover budgeting, saving, money management, and credit. Each course comes with worksheets and a final multiple-choice test to help users ensure they have mastered a topic.
“Wise Up is designed to help people dive into a topic and think critically about it,” says Lewis-Park. “We want people to not only understand these topics, but to be excited about building money and credit habits in the future.”
About: Over 29 years, Consolidated Credit has helped more than 10.2 million people overcome debt and financial challenges. Their mission is to support families United States end financial crises and solve money management problems through education and counselling.
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