New Credit Reporting Standards: What Does it Mean?

Newsletter Issue: July 2017

Office Candids Photo by Syd London Copyright 2014

Quick Clicks

  • Read Howard Pollack’s new ‘index card’ article in The Washington Post, “Ways to Tame Your Finances” featuring advice from the Clinic’s own Assistant Director of Research and Policy, Sasha Ostojic, and Financial Coach, Viviana Steinberg!

Celebrate! New Credit Reporting Standards

Introducing the New and Improved Credit Report: The benefits might not be what you expect

Approximately 12 million people are about to see an improvement in their credit scores, thanks to new standards set by the three national credit reporting agencies that went into effect July 1. Part of the National Consumer Assistance Plan (NCAP) to enhance credit reporting accuracy, the new standards create a long overdue minimum for personal identification before a public record can be added to a credit report. Read the Clinic’s new blog post to learn more!

Exciting Fall Financial Security Events

Paying for College Workshop and Resource Fair

Save the date! On September 18, the Clinic will host the “Paying for College: Workshop and Resource Fair.” Discover the strategies that make college affordable for the student in your life, or share your own tools and tips with the next generation of college-bound individuals! RSVP with the number of guests to secure your spot today. Are you an organization with a resource, product, or service benefiting college-bound students? Email us to learn more about becoming an event exhibitor!

WHEN: Monday, September 18, 4-7pm
WHERE: Baruch College, William & Anita Newman Conference Center 151 E 25th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Help design the conference of your dreams! The Clinic is excited to host an all-day event for practitioners of financial security building and workforce development, filled with group discussion, presentations, workshops, and networking. We want to hear from you – what topics are you most interested in learning ore about? Fill out our brief survey!

Social Spotlight: Topic of the Month

Now more than ever we find ourselves looking for a forum to talk about societal and political realities and what it means for ourselves and our customers. We can help! On Change Machine’s SHARE Community, we have instituted a Topic of the Month based on some of the season’s hottest (no pun intended) issues. This month, the Community is discussing healthcare and the health-wealth connection. Visit SHARE to learn more!

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July Topic of the Month

The Clinic Across the Country
Speaking Engagements, Presentations, and Features

The Clinic staff have been busy, offering their expertise at various conferences and presentations. A selection of recent
appearances include:

  • Haidee Cabusora at UnidosUS Annual ConferenceChief Program Officer, Haidee Cabusora, Assistant Director of Capacity Building, Jessica Wise, Assistant Director of Partnership Management, Megan Kursik, and Implementation Lead, Erica Mancinas, were thrilled to join UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza) for their annual conference, July 8-11 in Phoenix, AZ. There, Haidee presented in two workshops: “Technology Planning for Nonprofits: How Tech Tools Expand Impact” and “Economic Empowerment through Collective Impact: How to Build Financial Security in Your Community, One Client at a Time.”