FICO to Host Free Online Financial Education Event for Jacksonville Consumers (Courtesy of yahoofinance) — Leading analytics software firm FICO (NYSE:FICO) will host a free online financial education event with national and local nonprofit partners for Jacksonville-area consumers on September 15. Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) will provide remarks on the importance of financial education.
The event is part of FICO’s “Score A Better Future” program, which focuses on helping consumers improve their understanding of their credit and overall financial health. Consumers will learn from credit experts what the key ingredients are that make up the FICO® Score, and the myths and facts about FICO Scores, which are used by 90 percent of the top U.S. lenders.
“Financial health is at the heart of every thriving community. I want to thank FICO for bringing this invaluable financial education event to the Jacksonville residents. The attendees will walk away from Score A Better Future with empowering information and tools that can ultimately help them take better charge of their financial wellbeing,” said Congressman Lawson.
FICO has partnered with Operation HOPE to provide attendees with the opportunity to make appointments for free one-on-one credit coaching from non-profit financial well-being coaches to help attendees develop a plan to address their financial goals.
Other FICO partners for the event include:
- Consumer Action
- National Urban League
- National Consumers League
- Diversified Resource Network
- National Association of Women Business Owners
- US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Small Business Roundtable
- Jacksonville Urban League Young Professionals
- Jacksonville Urban League
- New Town Success Zone
To register for the event or get more information about the Score A Better Future program, visit http://www.scoreabetterfuture.com/
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