Free credit-building workshops
A weak national economy makes every single dollar a precious resource for local families. In this environment, a family’s credit score becomes more and more important as they achieve financial stability.
According to the Fair Isaac Corporation, the nation’s leading credit monitoring organization, a low credit score could force a family to pay thousands of dollars more per year on an average $150,000 mortgage than would a family with a high credit score.
Most Lucas County residents probably don’t think about their credit score on a regular basis, but a new coalition of local leaders thinks they definitely should. Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop, Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz, and Ohio State Treasurer Richard Cordray join forces to offer the first of three free “Rebuild Your Credit” workshops in the Northwest Ohio area.
Residents are invited to attend free credit workshops on Saturday, Feb. 9 and March 8, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the McMaster Center in the Downtown Library, 325 N. Michigan St. Free parking is available at the Library and a free continental breakfast will be served. The workshops are sponsored by Huntington Bank and Fifth Third Bank, respectively.
For more information, call 419-213-4293 or e-mail [email protected]