In recognition of April as Financial Literacy Month, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) is proud to announce the launch of a new financial Web site to serve the Hispanic community, www.termineconsudeuda.org.
âIn these tough economic times, families across America are confronted with the difficult financial challenges of job loss, foreclosure, and consumer debt obligations beyond what they can comfortably service,â said Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the NFCC. âRealizing that such challenges significantly affect the Hispanic community, the NFCC stepped up to the plate and created a new Web site in Spanish as a financial resource tool.â
Among the financial education tools available on the site, consumers will find a Consumer Tips section relevant to their everyday concerns. Located within this area are a Budget Worksheet, multiple calculators and consumer tips articles.
Those interested in credit counseling will find an overview of the credit counseling process, a Frequently Asked Questions area, and information on how to locate an NFCC Member Agency to set an appointment for counseling.
Additionally, useful information is provided for those needing housing counseling or fearing foreclosure, along with an overview of the bankruptcy process for those in deep financial distress.
Of particular note is the number of financial education products the NFCC has made available in Spanish. Workbooks include Claves Para Ser Propietario (Keys to Homeownership), a step-by-step guide to buying a home, Mejore su Suerte (Better Fortunes), a common-sense approach to managing money, Hay Mas de Una Salida (More than One Way Out), which offers an overview of and alternatives to bankruptcy, and Viva Una Vida Mas Plena (Live a Richer Life), a financial recovery roadmap post-bankruptcy.
The NFCC also created a DVD for borrowers concerned about foreclosure. CÃ³mo Evitar la EjecuciÃ³n Hipotecaria is available to consumers free of charge, and can be ordered through www.termineconsudeuda.org.
Continuing the outreach to the Hispanic community, the NFCC routinely develops and distributes radio and television Public Service Announcements (PSA) in Spanish, and regularly publishes news releases in Spanish.
âThe new Web site is another demonstration of the NFCCâs commitment to providing financial education and concrete solutions to the Hispanic community around their financial concerns. The NFCCâs network of Member Agencies, which includes hundreds of trained and certified Spanish-speaking counselors, stands ready to help. It is our hope that consumers take advantage of this new resource as a first step toward building a more stable financial future,â continued Cunningham.
To find the NFCC Member Agency closest to you, or to learn about Financial Literacy Month events in your area, call (800) 388-2227, or go online to www.DebtAdvice.org. For information en EspaÃ±ol, dial (800) 682-9832 or visit www.Termineconsudeuda.org
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), founded in 1951, is the nationâs largest and longest serving national nonprofit credit counseling organization. The NFCCâs mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior and build capacity for its Members to deliver the highest quality financial education and counseling services. NFCC Members annually help four million consumers through close to 830 community-based offices nationwide. For free and affordable confidential advice through a reputable NFCC Member, call (800) 388-2227, (en EspaÃ±ol (800) 682-9832) or visit www.nfcc.org. Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NFCCDebtAdvice and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NFCCDebtAdvice.