Brighton Students Get Crash Course on Using Credit Wisely

Student’s from Another Course to College ask questions about how to build credit.

Student’s from Another Course to College ask questions about how to build credit.

On Friday, students in Jerry Howland’s law class at Another Course to College in Brighton had a crash course in credit cards. With the help of Attorneys Adam Ruttenberg (Looney & Grossman LLP) and Patricia Saint James (Looney & Grossman LLP), the students learned the basics of credit and how to build credit while making smart choices about their finances. This is the second session in the four-part M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program (you may remember this post about the personal finance and budgeting session).

Take a look below for more on the session:

Volunteer attorneys Patricia Saint James (Looney & Grossman LLP) and Adam Ruttenberg (Looney & Grossman LLP) taught the students about using credit wisely at Another Course to College.

Volunteer attorneys Patricia Saint James (Looney & Grossman LLP) and Adam Ruttenberg (Looney & Grossman LLP) taught the students about using credit wisely at Another Course to College.

Students answer questions about the difference between debit cards and credit cards.

Students answer questions about the difference between debit cards and credit cards.

Students from Another Course to College review the Financial Literacy materials on credit cards.

Students from Another Course to College review the Financial Literacy materials on credit cards.

Next up for the students is the ever popular “Buying a Car” session, which will be followed by the “Consequences” session at the US Bankruptcy Court. Stay tuned for more!