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Financial education effort created to help consumers secure their financial future

Posted on September 25, 2013

Sugar Land, Texas (September 25, 2013) – In an effort to ensure local Texas residents achieve financial stability and reclaim their financial future, Money Management International (MMI), the nation’s largest full-service credit counseling agency, is participating in the Sharpen Your Financial Focus™ program. This nationwide initiative, launched by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) in partnership with major financial service companies, was developed to allow consumers an opportunity to take steps toward achieving their financial goals. MMI, a member of the NFCC, is providing residents across Texas communities with personal financial reviews, self-assessment tools, and financial education workshops as a part of this initiative.

“MMI is pleased to be a part of this important program,” said Jo Kerstetter, VP of financial education and community relations for MMI. “With support from the NFCC and national financial service companies, we are able to provide consumers with the financial skills necessary for sound financial management and long-term stability.

Texas residents are encouraged to participate in the Sharpen Your Financial Focus program by taking one of the following actions:

  • Take the MyMoneyCheckUp® Financial Stress Test. Visit to access the online financial self-assessment tool designed to increase financial awareness and provide you with concrete steps to improve your financial well-being.
  • Participate in a personal financial review. Speak to an MMI certified financial professional by calling 866-864-8993 to schedule an appointment.
  • Participate in an MMI financial workshop. Visit and browse the listing of workshop dates and times over financial topics that have the biggest impact on your family’s finances.