Donell Edwards, Blogger
About Donell Edwards: Donell Edwards is President of CWR Media and is also founder and publisher of The College World Reporter (CWR) magazine and CWR World News & Information Service. He is also a professional speaker, freelance writer, and entrepreneur.
Know Your Money
Wednesday – March 11, 2015
Knowing Your Personal Finances
March Is Credit Education Month
By Donell Edwards
March is Credit Education Month, and Credit Karma has created a website to provide a variety of informative tools to help promote credit education.
The company explains their commitment to credit education and their role in supporting Credit Education Month on their website:
In a national survey commissioned by Credit Karma, 66% of Americans categorized their credit as “excellent” or “good.”* In reality, less than 42%** of Americans have excellent or good credit scores.
Credit awareness and education are vital to making the most of your finances. Yet, only 48% of those surveyed stated that they are “completely comfortable” managing their own credit.
That’s why Credit Karma’s championing Credit Education Month. Having strong credit could benefit you in many ways, like lower interest rates, so our goal is to help you find ways to get there.
Here is a list of some of the topics covered on the website:
- Key terms
- What Affects Credit Scores
- Where To Begin To Set Up For Success
I strongly encourage you to visit the website and take the “Test Your Credit Knowledge” quiz, and check out the other informative features. Here is a link to the website:
* A survey was conducted online within the United States among 1,050 adults 18 and older, from February 10 to 12, 2015, for Credit Karma by Qualtrics’ research suite. This survey has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent at a 95 percent level of confidence.
** VantageScore Solutions, LLC, 2014
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