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If It’s Not A Fico It’s A Fako: Improve Your Credit Score With The Help Of The Austin Money Show

Renowned credit expert Eddie Johansson shares valuable tips on how you can protect and improve your credit score during his workshop, “HOW THE SYSTEM REALLY WORKS”, at the Austin Money Show, September 25-26 at the Austin Convention Center.

 
PRLog - Sep. 16, 2009 - AUSTIN, Texas -- Independent Bankers Association of Texas
1700 Rio Grande, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
Phone:  512.474.6889
FAX:    512.322.9004


For Immediate Release


IF IT’S NOT A FICO IT’S A FAKO:
IMPROVE YOUR CREDIT SCORE WITH THE HELP OF THE AUSTIN MONEY SHOW

Thirty seven percent of Americans do not know their credit score.   A low credit score can cost you thousands in extra interest or prevent you from obtaining new credit. You can change this – if you know how the scoring system works. Renowned credit expert Eddie Johansson shares valuable tips on how you can protect and improve your credit score during his workshop, “YOUR CREDIT SCORE: HOW THE SYSTEM REALLY WORKS”, at the Austin Money Show, September 25-26 at the Austin Convention Center.  

Here are just a few things consumers will learn in Eddie’s workshop:
•   Why FICO Scores are the Only Ones That Count
•   How Small Mistakes Cost You Big Points
•   Why Time Heals and Recency Kills
•   How Revolving Accounts Have the Greatest Impact
•   Why Dollar Amounts Don’t Count
•   Why You Should Avoid New Accounts Before Major Purchases

This workshop is just one of thirty-three different workshops to be offered to Austin Money Show attendees on Friday, September 25, and Saturday, September 26.  The workshops, free with Show admission, take place on three stages dedicated to Small Business, Putting Your Financial House in Order and Lifestyles and will feature speakers from banking, investment houses, insurance, law, education and government.

About Eddie Johansson
Eddie Johansson is the found¬ing president of Credit Security Group and has personally analyzed over 6,000 consumer credit reports. He developed credit score analysis tools tested on more than 100,000 credit lines. He has educated lenders and consumers on the facts of the credit system, helping lend¬ers understand true credit risk and helping consumers and in¬vestors properly manage credit to reach their financial goals.
Johansson is a frequent guest speaker at financial association conven¬tions including the Texas Bankers Association, The Association of Inde¬pendent Real Estate Owners and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas. He often serves as the credit expert answering consumer ques¬tions on Phoenix’s KTAR Radio and has appeared on radio call-in shows on KLIF, Houston, and KTSA, San Antonio.   Johansson is the nation’s leading credit analyst providing expert advice to news organizations such as Fox News, ABC Network Radio and to busi¬ness journals and financial publications such as Forbes.com on issues involving consumer credit scores and lending.

About Credit Security Group
Credit Security Group serves consumers and lending organizations nationwide and advises banks, mortgage lenders and their clients on how the credit scoring system works and how to use this knowledge to become better borrowers and lenders. CSG has offices in Houston, Dallas, Longview, Tyler and Nacogdoches, Texas.
   
About the IBAT Education Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, the IBAT Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, funds initiatives with the power to help community bankers actively create a more secure financial future for all Texans. Its mission is “building financially literate communities”, and its focus is directed toward financial literacy programs for students, consumers and bankers.

About the Austin Money Show
The Austin Money Show is a fundraising project of the IBAT Education Foundation, and was launched the as a major part of its mission to make Texas financially literate.  
“One-third of American adults have no savings,” Foundation President Mary Lange said. “That’s 72 million people.  Thirty seven percent don’t know their credit score and over 29 million do not have medical insurance…a number that is growing among Gen Y adults.  We can’t cure the nation’s problems but hope that The Austin Money Show will be a start in helping Texans become scholars when it comes to finances,” Lange said.
The Show is designed as an interactive educational event and expo to help Texans learn about earning, saving, managing, protecting and growing money.   It will feature live radio broadcasts, numerous exhibits and activities, and door prizes — including US Savings Bonds — to be given away each hour.  The Show is the designated packet pick-up location for the Silicon labs Austin Marathon Relay, bringing a record number of runners and their families to the site.
   
Admission to the two-day event will be $10 at the door with children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult.  Attendees will save $5 off their admission by registering at www.austinmoneyshow.com.

   

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Contact:  Mary E. Lange, CAE
IBAT Foundation President


Building Financially Literate Communities

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About the IBAT Education Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, the IBAT Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, funds initiatives with the power to help community bankers actively create a more secure financial future for all Texans. Its mission is “building financially literate communities”, and its focus is directed toward financial literacy programs for students, consumers and bankers.

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