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Credit intensive: Be smart when it comes to credit

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June 11th, 2011

From credit cards and lines of credit to payment plans and car loans, credit is everywhere these days. But are we using it wisely?  

Join the Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic for a one-hour “Credit Intensive” on Wednesday, June 15 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Nelson and District Credit Union. 

This free, fast and concentrated session will provide useful information about the ins and outs of borrowing money. 

“Credit is convenient, and often lets us do things we wouldn’t otherwise be able to,” said Amy Taylor of the Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic. “Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to get in over our heads.  One way to avoid problems is to make sure we are informed. ”

In addition to discussing tips for being smart when it comes to borrowing money, the presentation will also include guest speaker Bradley Roulston, Certified Financial Planner.  Roulston will share some of his insights on the issue of credit and credit scores. 

“People who understand how credit works typically have better credit ratings,” said Roulston.  “The better your credit rating the less it costs to borrow, which means more money in your pocket.”

The Nelson and District Credit Union is located at 501 Vernon Street. For more information, contact the Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic at 1-877-565-0013 or info@kbcredit.org.

The Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic is a not-for-profit service. It is a project of Castlegar and District Community Services Society and is funded by the Law Foundation of BC, Columbia Basin Trust, Kootenay Savings and Nelson & District Credit Union.

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