Financial Literacy Month Contest Stresses Education and Responsibility

Mar 22, 2011, 09:07 ET from InCharge Debt Solutions

"Be InCharge of Your Debt Contest" will reduce winner's debt by up to $10,000

ORLANDO, Fla., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To celebrate Financial Literacy Month 2011, InCharge Debt Solutions has launched the "Be InCharge of Your Debt Contest."  All United States citizens with eligible credit card debt are encouraged to enter the contest between April 4, 2011 and April 29, 2011.


Last year's winner, Cheree Miller of London, Arkansas, told AOL's WalletPop, "Winning the contest changed my life."  She used her creativity and perseverance to find the tools and information she needed to put together a winning entry in 2010.  "You'll find all those things on the InCharge website," recommends Cheree.

This year's Be InCharge of Your Debt Contest prize is provided through the generous contributions of Robinson Radio, Massey Communications, Massey Services, Heartland Financial Services, Fairwinds Credit Union, and InCharge Education Foundation.  

To enter, contestants must complete an e-learning personal finance literacy course, "Mind Your Finances," and submit a video response about what they learned from the course that will help them become financially empowered and "InCharge" of their debt.  Videos should be less than 2 minutes in length and must comply with contest rules as posted at

The top ten videos, determined by public vote through May 31, will advance to the final round of judging.  One winner will be selected based on originality, creativity, overall appeal, and demonstration of learning from the Mind Your Finances course.  The winning contest entrant will receive a grand prize of up to $10,000 that will be paid directly on their behalf to their unsecured credit card account(s).

The contest winner will be announced Thursday, June 30, 2011.

For details and to enter, the Be InCharge of Your Debt Contest, visit

InCharge Debt Solutions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides free credit counseling and housing counseling services to consumers and servicemembers in need of financial literacy education, money management guidance, and help finding the right debt solution for their specific situation.

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InCharge® Debt Solutions, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in personal finance education, housing counseling and credit counseling. Founded in 1997, InCharge interacted with over 1.2 million consumers in 2010 alone.  InCharge is affiliated with InCharge® Education Foundation, Inc. (ICEF) which is dedicated to providing educational products, services and research supporting the personal financial literacy of consumers across America.  ICEF also provides financial literacy training to servicemembers and their families through  InCharge is a member of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA) and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). 

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