College Students: Boost Your Financial GPA and Take Charge Of Your Credit Cards

Free Financial Literacy Resources Teach College Students

The Fundamentals Of Credit Card Management



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Citibank

    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For many college students, the fun of
 Spring Break is over and it's back to the grind of papers and exams.  But this
 semester, it's also about landing that critical resume-building internship,
 locating housing for the summer, or even preparing for life after graduation.
 All of which require additional expenses such as the interview suit, train or
 plane tickets, cap and gown rental ... the list goes on.  So, how can you
 avoid overextending yourself and having all your paychecks from that plum
 summer job go straight to bills, bills, and more bills?
 
     Ask Anita
     Achieve financial "smarts" by learning how to take charge of your spending
 before it takes control of you.  Owning a credit card has its benefits, but
 only if you possess the know-how and support to use it wisely.  Now, getting
 the fundamentals of credit management and answers to all your credit-related
 questions are as easy as checking your email.
     Available from Citibank, the "Ask Anita" service is a college student's
 unique and free resource to financial literacy.  Want to find out how to build
 good credit history?  Confused by APRs and those other foreign terms on your
 monthly statement?  Simply email your credit questions to
 anita.future@citibank.com and receive a direct reply with the answers.
     Who's Anita, you ask?  She stars in the comic strip series "The Adventures
 of Anita Future and Les Foresight" created by Citibank.  Chronicling the
 financial adventures and misadventures of Anita and her spendthrift
 counterpart, Les Foresight, the comic strip sheds light on credit card issues
 and money management.  Both the comic strip and the "Ask Anita" service are
 part of Citibank's innovative and comprehensive financial management education
 program dedicated to helping college students learn crucial money management
 skills.
 
     A Syllabus for Financial Literacy
     Citibank's Credit-ED program is designed to help you acquire the
 dollars-and-sense savvy needed to sustain financial responsibility.  An
 introductory course on Personal Finance Management, this program is instantly
 accessible by tapping into http://www.credit-ed.citibank.com.
     This resource-packed site allows students -- and parents -- to learn and
 understand the fundamentals of money management.  It features free tools and
 helpful information on a variety of credit and personal financial management
 issues, such as:
 
      -- Acquiring healthy credit habits
      -- Using credit to your advantage
      -- Gaining financial control
      -- Preventing fraud
      -- Easy-to-use calculators to help budget finances
      -- A glossary of terms defining the language of money
 
     Plus, Citibank provides monthly statements with helpful tips and on-line
 account management to cardholders to help students track spending and manage
 their budgets.
     So, whether you're a freshman glad to have survived the first year or a
 senior ready to take on the real world, it's not too early - or too late -- to
 develop good spending habits and acquire sound money management skills.  All
 you have to do is log onto http://www.credit-ed.citibank.com or drop Anita an
 email at anita.future@citibank.com.  She's waiting to hear from you!
 
     Citibank is part of Citigroup (NYSE:   C), the preeminent global financial
 services company, providing some 120 million consumers, corporations,
 governments and institutions in more than 100 countries with a broad range of
 financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit,
 corporate and investment banking, insurance, securities brokerage and asset
 management.  Major brand names under Citigroup's trademark umbrella are
 Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Salomon Smith Barney, and Travelers.
 Additional information may be found at:  http://www.citigroup.com.
 
 

SOURCE Citibank
    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For many college students, the fun of
 Spring Break is over and it's back to the grind of papers and exams.  But this
 semester, it's also about landing that critical resume-building internship,
 locating housing for the summer, or even preparing for life after graduation.
 All of which require additional expenses such as the interview suit, train or
 plane tickets, cap and gown rental ... the list goes on.  So, how can you
 avoid overextending yourself and having all your paychecks from that plum
 summer job go straight to bills, bills, and more bills?
 
     Ask Anita
     Achieve financial "smarts" by learning how to take charge of your spending
 before it takes control of you.  Owning a credit card has its benefits, but
 only if you possess the know-how and support to use it wisely.  Now, getting
 the fundamentals of credit management and answers to all your credit-related
 questions are as easy as checking your email.
     Available from Citibank, the "Ask Anita" service is a college student's
 unique and free resource to financial literacy.  Want to find out how to build
 good credit history?  Confused by APRs and those other foreign terms on your
 monthly statement?  Simply email your credit questions to
 anita.future@citibank.com and receive a direct reply with the answers.
     Who's Anita, you ask?  She stars in the comic strip series "The Adventures
 of Anita Future and Les Foresight" created by Citibank.  Chronicling the
 financial adventures and misadventures of Anita and her spendthrift
 counterpart, Les Foresight, the comic strip sheds light on credit card issues
 and money management.  Both the comic strip and the "Ask Anita" service are
 part of Citibank's innovative and comprehensive financial management education
 program dedicated to helping college students learn crucial money management
 skills.
 
     A Syllabus for Financial Literacy
     Citibank's Credit-ED program is designed to help you acquire the
 dollars-and-sense savvy needed to sustain financial responsibility.  An
 introductory course on Personal Finance Management, this program is instantly
 accessible by tapping into http://www.credit-ed.citibank.com.
     This resource-packed site allows students -- and parents -- to learn and
 understand the fundamentals of money management.  It features free tools and
 helpful information on a variety of credit and personal financial management
 issues, such as:
 
      -- Acquiring healthy credit habits
      -- Using credit to your advantage
      -- Gaining financial control
      -- Preventing fraud
      -- Easy-to-use calculators to help budget finances
      -- A glossary of terms defining the language of money
 
     Plus, Citibank provides monthly statements with helpful tips and on-line
 account management to cardholders to help students track spending and manage
 their budgets.
     So, whether you're a freshman glad to have survived the first year or a
 senior ready to take on the real world, it's not too early - or too late -- to
 develop good spending habits and acquire sound money management skills.  All
 you have to do is log onto http://www.credit-ed.citibank.com or drop Anita an
 email at anita.future@citibank.com.  She's waiting to hear from you!
 
     Citibank is part of Citigroup (NYSE:   C), the preeminent global financial
 services company, providing some 120 million consumers, corporations,
 governments and institutions in more than 100 countries with a broad range of
 financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit,
 corporate and investment banking, insurance, securities brokerage and asset
 management.  Major brand names under Citigroup's trademark umbrella are
 Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Salomon Smith Barney, and Travelers.
 Additional information may be found at:  http://www.citigroup.com.
 
 SOURCE  Citibank