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Tanisha Warner, Communications Manager, is an experienced professional with more than ten years of experience in the credit counseling industry. Her main responsibility at Money Management International (MMI) is providing quality educational information to both external and internal customers. In addition to authoring educational articles and resources, Warner is also a corporate spokesperson for traditional print and broadcast media. Warner has served as a certified credit counselor and credit research manager, for MMI, where she worked one on one with consumers struggling to pay down debt and keep their family budget in tact. She chose to work for MMI because of her strong passion for helping people in a nonprofit environment, and because she realizes the importance of good credit and believes informed consumers have a better chance of financial success. Warner is an expert resource on topics relating to the following: family budgeting, money management, teaching kids about money, frugal living, bargain shopping, purchasing a home, the cost of education, credit card usage, and debt repayment. Warner earned her Bachelor’s of Communications degree from University of Houston. Warner is a member of PRSA and has served on several committees for the local Houston chapter.
When it comes to your finances, the only thing more dangerous than a lack of information is a wealth of misinformation. Because of the complex nature of financial laws, responsible consumers with good intentions can find themselves unintentionally making costly mistakes.
In an effort to help you avoid making decisions that could be hazardous to your financial health, we address six of the most common misbeliefs as they relate to credit and debt:
Fortunately, making financial decisions doesn’t have to be confusing. Visit our financial education section to learn more smart money moves.
The nonprofit Money Management International (MMI), the nation’s largest full-service credit counseling agency, announced today that it is working with the National Football League’s Player Engagement department to provide rookies, veterans and retired players access to important financial literacy programs and services designed to equip them to maximize their full financial potential at every stage of their career.
The tailored financial education program “Your Financial Game Plan” is part of Financial Solutions, MMI’s employer sponsored financial wellness program. The training offered through the program helps players take the necessary steps to understand their true net worth, assess their financial risk, live within a realistic budget and create smart financial goals.
“We are committed to offering our players the financial tools and resources they need to make smart financial decisions,” said James Thrash, player engagement manager for the NFL. “The objective of this program is to ensure players’ long-term financial stability throughout their football careers and beyond.”
In addition to the program designed for players entering the league, MMI is working with the NFL on additional programs to assist players who are transitioning into other areas of their career. These financial literacy workshops essentially provide education and advice on how to successfully live on a new budget, as well as how to make appropriate changes to investments to support their new lifestyle and life stage.
“We’re excited to work with the NFL to offer players appropriate financial education resources and a realistic perspective on the current economic environment,” said Maura Attardi, regional director of financial education for MMI. “Our in-person workshops provide an opportunity for players to develop short- and long-term financial goals, create a realistic monthly budget, and establish savings strategies to assist them both today and tomorrow.”
Two new studies by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) illustrate the positive impact housing counseling has on consumers in two distinct situations: those who are considering buying a home and those who are struggling to stay in their home.
With moms, every moment can easily turn into a “teachable” moment. From day one, mothers begin the process of transferring their wisdom and values to their children. In fact, a recent NFCC study found that 44 percent of consumers named parents as their primary teachers of financial habits — the basics of spending and saving are learned at home long before they’re taught at school.
While the landmark $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement was just announced last month, scammers have wasted no time capitalizing on the vulnerability of desperate homeowners.
The settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers was signed by federal and state officials Feb. 9, and will provide assistance for homeowners in order to compensate for the faulty foreclosure practices offered by mortgage servicers following the housing market crash. Although real compensation is still months away, there have already been numerous reports of scam operations popping up across the country.
While the government has been cracking down on foreclosure scams, it is important for you to remain diligent in keeping your personal information safe. The following are some tips to help you identify and avoid falling victim to a foreclosure scam.
For more information about mortgage assistance relief scams, visit FTC.gov. If you have questions or concerns about your mortgage loan, consider meeting with a HUD-certified housing counselor to discuss your options.
Every New Year, shedding weight and debt is at the top of the list for millions of people resolving to change for the better. According to a recent Time magazine news report, these two are also among the most often broken resolutions.
While experts have offered numerous techniques and strategies for losing weight and paying down debt, the basic fundamental lifestyle change required to be successful at both is the same: Consume less. Financial stability begins with spending less than you make, followed by paying more on what you owe. Losing weight begins with consuming fewer calories, and becoming more active.
If you are among the millions vowing to finally achieve a healthy waistline and a healthy bottom line, consider the following five steps:
Remember, you’re only human and set-backs are inevitable. But if you’re truly committed to your goals, you can overcome anything.
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