Contact: Media Relations InCharge Institute of America, Inc. ® (407) 532-5599 email@example.com InCharge Institute of America Promotes Financial Literacy Through GMAC Seminar Partnership (Orlando, FL, July 17, 2008) — InCharge® Institute of America, Inc. has received a $20,000 grant from GMAC Financial Services to co-sponsor a series of financial literacy courses throughout the remainder of 2008. The courses, named “SmartEdge” by GMAC, are designed to help people make better financial decisions by providing them with information about budgeting, credit reports, credit scoring and other tools. InCharge offers education, credit counseling and budget management resources to assist consumers manage their debts by helping them develop a strategy to repay creditors and regain control of their finances. As part of its educational efforts, the organization offers consumers online, interactive resources such as calculators and money management tools, as well as a series of workshops and seminars throughout the country. Its Web site, at www.incharge.org, also includes numerous publications and self-study guides that can help consumers more effective manage their money. The coordinated effort with GMAC marks the first time InCharge has collaborated with a creditor on an educational endeavor of this scale. The organization’s CEO, Etta Money, said, “We are proud to be affiliated with GMAC Financial Services and look forward to helping as many people as possible learn more about how to make their money work for them, strategies to avoid debt problems, and ways to manage assets to reach personal goals.” In 2007, GMAC hosted more than 2,300 SmartEdge events and it is anticipated that InCharge’s participation will result in even greater service to consumers. For information on when and where the InCharge/GMAC SmartEdge events will be held, visit www.SmartEdgeByGMAC.com. The Orlando, Florida-based InCharge family of companies are nonprofit and members of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA). For additional information, visit www.incharge.org. ® About InCharge Institute of America, Inc. (www.inchargeinstitute.org) ® Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, InCharge Institute of America, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with ® affiliates specializing in personal finance education and credit counseling. InCharge Education Foundation, Inc., ® publishes Military Money magazine and offers financial literacy education to clients and the general public. ® InCharge Debt Solutions provides professional credit counseling and financial education services to consumers and is a member of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA). Consumers can access InCharge Debt Solutions credit counseling services for free by calling 1-888-360-9694 or online at www.incharge.org. The names and logos of other third parties, their products and services names shown herein, may be trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.
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