CONGRESSWOMAN JOHNSON ENCOURAGES PARTICIPATION IN FREE WEBINARS ON PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING
Dallas, Texas - Building on the theme and momentum for April's National Financial Literacy Month, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced 65 free webinars being offered by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Dallas - a nonprofit provider of credit and housing counseling.
The webinars will focus on a number of personal finance topics including information on recession-proofing your finances, protecting investments during a recession, understanding the credit card act, credit scores, basic money management, budgeting and savings goals, foreclosure prevention, identity theft, as well as several other subjects. CCCS of Greater Dallas is also offering free tax preparation through its partnership with the United Way until April 15, 2010.
“A basic understanding of personal finance is crucial in today’s economy,” Congresswoman Johnson said. “When money is tight, as it is for many during a recession, it is particularly important to understand how to make a budget, manage credit, save for retirement and avoid predatory loans. I believe that a financially-literate public is a key component to a strong and robust economy. A national culture of financial responsibility will significantly help American families in this struggling economy.”
For more information and for a full schedule of webinars and other financial education classes contact Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas at (214) 638-2227 or visit www.cccs.net/webinars. For more information on free tax preparation visit VITA partnership.
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.