Thursday, April 30, 2009


Weekly WAIC 91.9 FM radio program will provide financial education to local community.

As the nation’s economic crisis continues, credit card interest rates and unemployment are on the rise again, as millions of Americans fall further behind on their bills. While experts look for signs of an economic rebound, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and other officials have called for more aggressive financial literacy campaigns to help the public make more informed decisions. In response, Cambridge Credit Counseling and American International College announced today that they are co-producing a weekly radio program to help residents of Western Massachusetts learn about the financial issues of the day.

“American International College and Cambridge Credit Counseling are both passionate about helping people get a better understanding of today’s financial world,” noted Christopher Viale, Cambridge’s president and CEO. “At the same time, we’re thrilled to be working hand-in-hand with A.I.C., a prestigious institution with a long history of service to the Springfield community.”

The radio show, titled Money America, will be hosted by Cambridge’s Community Outreach Director, Thomas Fox, and by A.I.C. alum Lavalle Smith, a nationally certified credit counselor. Money America will debut on WAIC 91.9 FM at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. Each week, the program will focus on an important financial topic, including credit reports and scores, managing credit and debt more effectively, and a host of other timely issues. The public will be encouraged to call in with questions.

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