Get Smart About Credit Day is October 17

You learned a lot at school. But did your teachers or professors educate you on how to use credit, protect your identity, or maintain a good credit score? Sadly, personal finance education does not rank up there with reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic.

According to research from the credit bureau Experian, more than one in three Generation Zers (those born roughly between 1997 and 2012) are interested in personal finance topics. Among recent high school graduates, more than three in four agree that a financial management class should be compulsory in schools.

Give your kids a better start than you had by signing them up for educational resources from the Get Smart About Credit campaign, an annual initiative sponsored by the American Bankers Association (ABA) Community Engagement Foundation. About 6,000 bankers participated last year. They delivered educational presentations to almost 156,000 teenagers in schools nationwide, covering topics like credit cards, budgeting

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BayPort Credit Union Wins First in Financial Education, Community Outreach

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BayPort Credit Union has won in all four award categories in the 2020 Social Responsibility Awards sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union League (VACUL) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). BayPort is recognized for making youth and adult financial education accessible and engaging, excellence in member service, and sustained community giving.

In the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award category, BayPort won first place for reaching more than 10,000 students with lessons on personal finance basics, credit, budgeting, and identity theft. BayPort was also recognized for its innovative partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of The Virginia Peninsula in which the credit union awarded one local club a full makeover and a financial education center.

In the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award category, BayPort won second place for its digital outreach efforts to members and the community through the launch

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BayPort Credit Union Wins First in Financial Education, Community Outreach | News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BayPort Credit Union has won in all four award categories in the 2020 Social Responsibility Awards sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union League (VACUL) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). BayPort is recognized for making youth and adult financial education accessible and engaging, excellence in member service, and sustained community giving.

In the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award category, BayPort won first place for reaching more than 10,000 students with lessons on personal finance basics, credit, budgeting, and identity theft. BayPort was also recognized for its innovative partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of The Virginia Peninsula in which the credit union awarded one local club a full makeover and a financial education center.

In the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award category, BayPort won second place for its digital outreach efforts to members and the community through the launch

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Credit Repair Company Builds New Platform Aiming To Educate Minorities During COVID-19 Pandemic

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On September 1st, 2020Ernest Lerma – CEO of BlueJay Credit Secrets announced the launch of their new educational platform aiming to help educate minorities in the United States on increasing their financial IQ and repairing their credit.

“I remember growing up in poverty with 5 siblings in financially depressed neighborhoods. I had to teach myself how to rise above and gain control of my financial security and since then have been helping others do the same. The pandemic has only made financial depression worse in the last few months. Our new platform was designed to help transform the lives of minorities like myself and provide them more opportunity in the new world,” says Ernest Lerma – CEO, BlueJay Credit Secrets.

BlueJay Credit Secrets new education platform consists of video tutorials, workbooks and even letter templates designed to make anyone’s credit repair

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