ICFE eNEWS #10-38 - December 1st 2010

Give Education Which Keeps on Giving -
Especially those Niche Certifications recognized for Continuing Education

San Diego, CA. Are there professionals on your gift list this year? Consider a gift of education says the nonprofit Institute of Consumer Financial Education. Education keeps on giving; especially those niche certification courses which are recognized for continuing education units (CEUs) by other professional organizations such as CPAs and CFPs and also various state regulatory and licensing agencies.

For practically every individual who has earned professional license (medical, real estate, and teaching as a few excellent examples) or people who have studied and earned a professional designation such as CPA in accounting, or CFPs in financial planning and CITRMS® in identity theft risk management, there is an ongoing need for continuing education credits. CEU's help people continue their education, as required by many state licenses and also by those professional organizations granting a designation which requires CEUs for renewal and keeping in good standing.

All of the ICFE's certification courses are accepted for CE credits with many major organizations. The ICFE courses and their CEU credits are:

The nonprofit ICFE has examined and issued credentials to over 5,000 individuals, including privacy consultants, law enforcement, military counselors, lawyers, paralegals, financial planners and credit counselors, real estate agents and mortgage brokers since 2005.

About the ICFE

The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE), founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton (creator of the "certified financial planner" (CFP) designation) and it is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely. The ICFE trains and certifies Personal Finance Instructors for its own curriculum. It also trains and certifies Credit Report Reviewers and Identity Theft Prevention Specialists.

The ICFE is an award winning, nonprofit, consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and resources. It publishes the Do-It-Yourself Credit File correction Guide, now in its 16th printing and has distributed over one million "Credit/Debit Card Warning Labels" and "Credit/Debit Card Sleeves" world wide.

The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004.

The ICFE is also a partner in the national Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy and the California Jump$tart chapter. The ICFE staff is also active with San Diego Saves, an offshoot of America Saves, and the California Student Debt Resource Awareness Project (CASDRAP).

The ICFE's on-line help for consumers who spend too much was featured in PARADE Magazine in the Intelligence Report section. The money helps and tips are from "The Money Instruction Book," a course in personal finance, positioned to become among the premier programs in the new bankruptcy and debtor education initiatives.

The ICFE Web site helps consumers with mending spending, learning about the proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a spending-plan and also how to access financial education courses and videos and how to teach children about money. Other ICFE services include a free eNewsletter, and an online resource center of financial education learning tools, including videos, books, software and personal finance courses.

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Sent by:

Paul Richard
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE)

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