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Credit Basics & Debt Repayment Strategies

June 19, 2013 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

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Dr. Michael Gutter and Dr. Barbara O’Neill will discuss debt basics and advanced strategies on behalf of the Military Families Learning Network in this 90-minute session.

This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of topics related to credit and debt management. It will also provide viewers with dozens of online resources for personal and/or professional use. Specific topics that will be covered include debt danger signals, debt ratios, loan payments, credit card fees and traps, alternatives to using credit, the Five C’s of creditworthiness, credit card disclosure information, young adult credit card rules, secured credit cards, alternative financial services sector credit, credit reports and scores, credit repair fraud, 10 strategies to reduce debt (e.g., PowerPay, credit counseling, debt consolidation, voluntary surrender, and bankruptcy), and credit and debt resources.


1.5 CEUs will be available to AFC-credentialed participants.

If you were unable to join the live session of this web conference and have viewed this archived session, you may be eligible to receive 1.5 AFCPE CEUs (if AFC credentialed) by taking a short quiz about this session’s content. To do so, please review these instructions.

How to Join

  • To connect to this webinar, which is hosted by DoD, you must install security certificates if you are not on a military installation. Instructions can be found here.
  • If you’re unable to install the certificates, you can view this streaming webinar on Ustream.
  • No registration is required.


Michael Gutter

Barbara O’Neill

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