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College students, this one is for you

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by boots, May 16, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    It's too late for me, but not for the younger set in SportsJournalists.com nation.
    SAN FRANCISCO— In an effort to alert college students about the importance of credit scores, Visa USA today launched an innovative skill contest on http://www.WhatsMyScore.org that offers a total of $10,000 in prizes for creating short videos on credit scoring.
    The “What’s My Score Video Contest” is part of Visa’s new What’s My Score financial literacy program for college students and is aimed at raising awareness among young adults on the significance of understanding and improving their credit scores.
    “Understanding the importance of maintaining a good credit score is vital for college students. Unfortunately, far too few students even know what a credit score is, let alone their own score,” said Jason Alderman, director of financial education for Visa USA. “We are looking to tap the limitless creativity of amateur filmmakers to make short videos that speak directly to college students on the vital subject of credit scores.”
    Filmmakers have until July 31, 2007 to register and submit original, 30- second videos on the importance of personal credit awareness to the What’s My Score website. Once Visa approves a video entry, each filmmaker will have the ability to embed their video on other websites to help garner public votes for their submission while spreading the message about the significance of credit scores. Each contestant’s video will also be given its own customized What’s My Score website link. In addition to receiving monetary prizes, Visa will use the winning videos as part of a national outreach campaign to help improve the financial literacy of college students.
    The contest is not limited to film students or even college students. All U.S. residents who are at least 18 years old are encouraged to submit a video. “Everyone has a 30-second cinematic masterpiece in them,” said Alderman.
  2. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I could win this. I could show them the squalor I live in, show them my three credit cards that are in collection, and show me trying to buy like a pack of gum and every card I have getting declined.

    That should scare them all straight.
  3. Off to Californny, Ma.

  4. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    Anyone ever hear of, or listen to, Dave Ramsey?

    Good stuff.
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, maybe not. Certain things probably ought not be revealed.
  7. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Sounds more like a video for those considering entering journalism...
  8. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I'm exaggerating, of course. But I am terrible with money. I live at the same level I lived at when I made half as much money.

    I am incapable of saving money. Hell, I make more than both my parents combined and I still have no savings account and I was overdrawn a couple weeks back. They even pay for my car.
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