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Get Smart About Credit Day a huge success; Sign-up open until Nov. 16

A record number of volunteer bankers  - 3,024 in total, which is more than double last year's number " visited colleges, high schools and continuing education classes across the country last Thursday to help teach students about the responsible use of credit.  The Fifth Annual “Get Smart About Credit” day was sponsored by the ABA Education Foundation.

FDIC Director Thomas Curry teamed with Kevin Reynolds, president, Cardinal Bank, McLean, Va., to teach credit lessons to students at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia.  U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral traveled to Radford School in El Paso, Texas, to provide classroom instruction with a local baker. Thirteen other Treasury officials and staff members also joined ABA member banks in communities nationwide to make presentations to young people.

Laura Fisher, ABA Education Foundation director, dispensed credit advice to more than 7 million listeners throughout the country during a series of radio interviews. Bankers are reminded to register their institutions' participation on the foundation's Honor Roll, which will be promoted in ABA publications. Sign-up is open until Nov. 16 to accommodate any late October or early November events. You may contact Margo Ward at the OBA if you have any questions.

Link: http://www.aba.com/Consumer+Connection/getsmartaboutcredit.htm


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