Thank you for visiting the National Financial Education Center. Established in 2007, the National Financial Education Center is a “hands on” organization committed to helping individuals and households increase their financial skills, improve their consumer behaviors, reach their financial goals, and address their past financial mistakes. While there are many nonprofit agencies that promote themselves as being committed to financial education, the National Financial Education Center goes a step beyond. Rather than just develop brochures and pass out flyers “about” financial education, we view ourselves as the foot soldiers in the fight against financial illiteracy. Among our projects are:
- Hundreds of live seminars every year to thousands of individuals
- Free, online series of webinars accessible 24-7 with certificates of completion
- Monthly “eTips” sent to thousands of individuals with 3-10 helpful and easy-to-follow financial tips
- Newsletters to thousands each month that provide insight and suggestions to improve their financial skills
- Guest speakers at general interest and financial-related conferences
Contact us today toll-free at (877) 688-3328 for more information about our programs or to schedule a guest speaker for your organization.
Our mission at the National Financial Education Center at Debt Reduction Services Inc. is to promote financial responsibility in our community members nationwide. We accomplish this through educational programs, counseling, and personalized services. We thus empower individuals to develop and use positive budgeting skills and effective spending behaviors, to use credit wisely, and to prevent, manage, and eliminate consumer debt.
About Our Financial Educators
Director of Education
Born and raised in the American West with instructional, marketing, managerial, and high-tech skills as well as business ownership experience, Todd Christensen directs the National Financial Education Center at Debt Reduction Services, Inc., a nationwide non-profit credit counseling organization headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
As a certified personal finance counselor, Todd develops the client and community educational programs and materials that teach day-to-day money management skills to individuals from all walks of life. Among other things, he enjoys his visits to high schools where he teaches wise credit usage. His professional satisfaction results from helping others discover their own ability and opportunities to build a stable and secure financial future.
Todd speaks French and Spanish, has lived in four countries, has a passion for history, cultures, and travel, and enjoys a variety of team and individual sports.
The dedicated and hardworking managers in each of our branch offices nationwide bring with them substantial experience in helping individuals address their personal finance challenges. As certified credit counselors, each of them focus their extensive energies on providing resources and assistance to classes, couples, individuals, and groups of all types.
6213 N Cloverdale Rd Ste 100
Boise ID 83713
Boise, ID: (208) 378-0200
Toll-free: (877) 688-3328
Boise, ID: (208) 685-1058
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