Winner will have up to $10,000 of his credit card debt paid as grand prize
ORLANDO, Fla., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InCharge Debt Solutions announced that Joshua Hawker of Spokane Valley, Washington has won its second annual "Be InCharge of Your Debt" contest. The lucky winner will have up to $10,000 of his unsecured credit card debt paid by InCharge and its contest sponsors. The competition was held in celebration of Financial Literacy Month 2011 (April).
Entrants were required to 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. Mr. Hawker's video, which he called "Debt Battle," was selected from videos chosen by the general public to be the top contenders. Sponsors of the contest were Fairwinds Credit Union; Heartland Financial Services, LLC; InCharge Education Foundation, Inc.; Massey Communications, Advertising & Public Relations; Massey Services, Inc.; and, Robinson Radio.
InCharge Debt Solutions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy 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. The Sergeant Debt video series can be viewed on YouTube or InCharge's MilitaryMoney.com, a website devoted to helping servicemembers with debt issues through financial literacy education and online resources.
InCharge® Debt Solutions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in personal finance education, housing counseling, bankruptcy services, 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 MilitaryMoney.com. InCharge is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA), and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).