Nonprofit bankruptcy services showcased at 2nd Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Institute, April 1, 2011
ORLANDO, Fla., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InCharge Education Foundation ("InCharge"), one of the nation's leading nonprofit organizations devoted to personal financial literacy, will be showcasing its Pre-Filing Credit Counseling, Pre-Discharge Debtor Education courses and its services to consumer bankruptcy attorneys at the 2nd Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Institute in Plymouth, Michigan, April 1, 2011. InCharge is also one of the event sponsors.
According to the Associated Press (AP), "Lower unemployment and bankruptcies helped reduce the nation's economic stress in January compared with a year earlier. Still the figures show the economy has yet to regain full health." The AP calculates a "stress score" from 1-100 based on a combination of unemployment, foreclosure and bankruptcy rates. While Nevada ranked first, "the next-most-stressed states in January  were California (16.72), Florida (16.36), Arizona (15.27) and Michigan (14.86). Michigan returned to the list after being displaced by Georgia in December."
"Certainly, many states are still facing economic struggles and bankruptcies are very much a reality for many consumers," said Beth Mason, InCharge's Director of Outreach Programs for Bankruptcy Services. "The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, or BAPCPA, requires debtors to complete both Pre-Filing Credit Counseling and Pre-Discharge Debtor Education courses, of which InCharge provided 330,000 during 2010 alone."
Attorneys and anyone seeking a reliable and professional source for consumer bankruptcy courses are encouraged to visit the InCharge booth at this event.
For more information, contact InCharge Education Foundation bankruptcy service at 866-729-0049 or visit http://www.PersonalFinanceEducation.com.
About InCharge® Education Foundation
InCharge® Education Foundation, Inc. (ICEF) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 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 MilitaryMoney.com. ICEF is affiliated with InCharge® Debt Solutions, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in personal finance education, housing counseling and credit counseling. InCharge Debt Solutions interacted with over 1.2 million consumers in 2010 alone. ICEF develops and provides a variety of innovative personal finance tools, web-based educational programs & financial calculators, to meet the financial needs of consumers. InCharge Debt Solutions 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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