SurePath Financial Solutions Marks Financial Literacy Month with Series of Events

SurePath is celebrating Financial Literacy Month with free education, counseling, support and a raffle.

Camarillo, CA, April 07, 2011 --( SurePath Financial Solutions is proud to continue its 45 year mission of promoting financial literacy and commends Congress for recognizing the importance of financial education by designating April as Financial Literacy Month.

“SurePath continues to set the standard for the delivery of financial education and counseling, advancing SurePath’s vision of creating a national culture of financial responsibility in this country,” said Joy Thormodsgard, CEO. “Although we believe that consumers should live as though every month were Financial Literacy Month, April provides the opportunity to bring increased consumer attention to this critical issue.”

SurePath is maximizing the opportunity to highlight financial education to consumers through a series of events, including:

· SurePath launches new online counseling. Recognizing the increased demand for counseling via the Internet, SurePath has revamped and retooled its online counseling and education mechanism to connect consumers to the help they need easily and quickly. The process begins with the consumer providing standard intake information which is then securely transmitted to SurePath. Next, a trained and certified counselor reviews the form and contacts the consumer to begin the process of finding solutions to their financial concerns.

Take the Debt Free Pledge Campaign. During April, SurePath is collecting pledges from consumers across the nation to become debt free. The pledge is a no-strings-attached commitment to self, and asks the individual to write down four things: how they got into their current financial situation, the concrete steps they intend to take to resolve it and both their short and long-term goals. The initiative is meant to encourage individuals to take action by focusing on their financial situation, understanding the benefits associated with a debt-free lifestyle and taking the steps necessary to move toward financial stability. Consumers can visit SurePath’s website to take the pledge, view the materials and find tips on making their debt-free dream a reality. Each pledge will be automatically entered into a drawing for $500.

· Shred Your Debt Contest. To bring additional consumer attention to financial literacy, Cintas Document Management, Equifax and the NFCC are hosting a contest with the winner receiving $2,000 to pay down their existing debt, a money coaching session with a nationally recognized personal finance expert, the Equifax Debt Wise™ product and ongoing credit counseling with an NFCC Member Agency. Contestants simply submit an essay explaining their financial situation, and why they should be the one to win. To enter the contest, consumers can visit the NFCC website.

National Poster Contest Winner Announced. Each year the NFCC hosts the Be MoneyWi$e National Financial Literacy Poster Contest to introduce school-aged children to the concept of financial literacy, allowing them to express their concepts through artwork. This year close to 1,800 students from grades three through 12 submitted posters around the theme of “Be a Superhero! Save Money!” The national winner will be announced and honored at the 2011 Jump$tart Coalition Awards Dinner in Washington, DC on April 13.

“The wide variety of events the NFCC and the Member Agencies have planned for Financial Literacy Month illustrates our commitment to raising the level of financial know-how in this country,” said Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the NFCC. “As the economy continues to struggle, it is vitally important that all Americans take responsibility for their financial future by improving their level of financial literacy.”

If you need help planning and reaching your goals, contact SurePath Financial Solutions. To find the location nearest you, dial (877) 615-SURE (7873), or go online to

About SurePath Financial Solutions
For over 44 years, SurePath Financial Solutions (CCCS) has been serving the six counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara. We provide financial, housing and bankruptcy counseling, credit report review and debt management services. With offices in Camarillo, Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande, San Jose, Watsonville and Santa Barbara, SurePath makes every effort to extend choice in service to our customers via the phone, internet or in-person. SurePath (CCCS) can be reached toll-free at 1-877.615-7873 or at SurePath (CCCS) corporate headquarters are located in Camarillo, California. SurePath (CCCS) is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. The NFCC seal signifies high standards for agency accreditation, counselor certification and policies that ensure free or low-cost confidential services. CCCS is also accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Families & Children and has an excellent rating with the BBB.

March 31, 2011 Joy Thormodsgard
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