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It’s back to school, but financial literacy begins at home

Money Management International helps parents provide needed financial education

HOUSTON (September 6, 2013) /PRNewswire/ — As children begin heading back to school, Money Management International (MMI), the nation’s largest nonprofit credit counseling agency and provider of financial education services, urges parents to embrace their role as financial educators.

“We know that children who receive a solid financial education have a better chance of developing into financially responsible adults,” said Jo Kerstetter, national spokesperson for MMI (MMIurl.org/FinancialLiteracy).  “But that education is rarely provided at school.”

Recent studies have revealed the following:

“Parents may feel unqualified to act as teachers,” said Kerstetter, “but simply sharing what they do know would have a substantial impact.”

Where parents may feel their financial expertise is lacking, MMI is here to provide educational resources, including lesson plans, articles, calculators, videos, webinars and more.  With time and the right tools, any parent can provide their child with a topnotch financial education.  Visit MMIurl.org/FinancialLiteracy to access these great resources and learn more.

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About Money Management International

Money Management International (MMI) is a nonprofit, full-service credit-counseling agency, providing confidential financial guidance, financial education, counseling and debt management assistance to consumers since 1958. MMI helps consumers trim their expenses, develop a spending plan and repay debts. Counseling is available 24/7 by phone and online, and by appointment at branch locations. Services are available in English or Spanish. To learn more, call 866.490.9477 or visit MoneyManagement.org.


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Tanisha Warner
Media Relations
713.394.3202
Tanisha.Warner@MoneyManagement.org
 

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