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CreditSmart A Guide to Help You Understand, Promote, and Deliver the CreditSmart Curriculum

Learn and Teach CreditSmart® in Four Easy Lessons

Four-part, Live, Instructor-led Webinar Series – September 14, 21, 28, October 5 and optional bonus class on October 12, 2017

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CreditSmart is a multilingual financial education curriculum and consumer outreach initiative. It teaches consumers life-long money management skills and aims to show them how to keep their home and avoid foreclosure. Since its launch nearly 20 years ago, CreditSmart has achieved success in communities across the country, reaching more than 4 million consumers nationwide, with more than 43,000 trained instructors.

Read an overview of the CreditSmart curriculum.

Freddie Mac invites you to attend our live, four-part, instructor-led training CreditSmart series and bonus class. This web-based, information-packed event will prepare you with the knowledge and workshop facilitation skills necessary to teach the Freddie Mac CreditSmart curriculum and provide consumers with reliable information on credit, money management and the steps to sustainable homeownership.

Participation in all four sessions – along with the completion of a short quiz/exam at the end of the training – is required to receive a certificate of completion.

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What You'll Learn

  • Understand the curriculum's 12 financial education modules that are designed to help consumers build and maintain better credit, make sound financial decisions and understand the steps to sustainable homeownership. Hear best practices for workshop facilitation.
  • Learn how you can leverage your strengths to maximize your effectiveness.
  • Access workshop tools to support your teaching and reinforce your workshop participants' learning.
  • Learn about Get the Facts on Homeownership, designed to help you facilitate workshops to dispel common myths about homeownership and foreclosure.
  • Hear more about how your first-time homebuyer clients can use the CreditSmart – Steps to Homeownership online tutorial to satisfy their homeownership education requirement for Home Possible® Mortgages.

Sessions

Session 1: Series Introduction and Money Management Basics
Thursday, September 14, 2017
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
Modules Covered: 1, 2, 3

Session 2: Building, Maintaining and Restoring Your Credit
Thursday, September 21, 2017
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
Modules Covered: 5, 6, 9

Session 3: Thinking Like a Lender and Avoiding Credit Traps
Thursday, September 28, 2017
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
Modules Covered: 4, 7, 8

Session 4: Preparing from Homeownership and Avoiding Foreclosure
Thursday, October 5, 2017
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
Modules Covered: 10, 11, 12 and CreditSmart – Steps to Homeownership online tutorial.

Optional Bonus Class: Supercharge Your Credit Counseling Program (must participate in all four CreditSmart sessions in order to participate)
Thursday, October 12, 2017
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST

Register Today!

Don't miss this free opportunity to learn more about CreditSmart and how you can bring it to your community. Space is limited, so register today!

NOTE: Please register only once for all four sessions and the optional bonus class.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please cancel your registration here.

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