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[11 Apr 2013 | One Comment | 2,187 views]
Survey reveals consumers’ top financial concerns

April is Financial Literacy Month and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) recently released the results of the 2013 Financial Literacy Survey. The annual survey provides data and trending around Americans’ attitudes and behaviors related to personal finance.
“This year’s survey results provided somewhat of a mixed message,” said Mark Foster, Director of Education for Credit Counseling of Arkansas (CCOA). “More than one in four consumers indicated they are spending more than last year, yet 77 percent admitted to having financial worries, listing insufficient savings as their top financial concern. …

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[10 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 1,027 views]
Grant to bring financial sessions to 6 counties

Little Rock– A grant from the USDA Rural Development will provide financial education and information to people in six counties.
The Arkansas Human Development Corporation received the $98,000 grant, AHDC executive director Clevon Young said Friday afternoon. Federal grants are generally announced through congressional offices first then the receiving agency receives formal confirmation, Young explained.
The grant will provide several means of financial information and education including financial literacy sessions, forums for information from various types of lenders and conferences about starting or expanding a business. Sometimes the forums and sessions …