ESSERLAW LLC is proud to announce that Attorney Beth M. Brockmeyer will be a speaker at the Financial Literacy for Teens – State Bar of Wisconsin CARE Program (Credit Abuse Resistance Education) event at the Brookfield Public Library on Wednesday, April 27 at 7pm.

About the CARE Program

The CARE program educates students and adults on the responsible use of credit and other fundamentals of financial literacy. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the potential consequences of poor money management or appreciate the benefit of establishing a good credit history.

The CARE program, created nationally to address this need of educating people on credit, is being established in Wisconsin by the State Bar. The prepared 40-60 minute CARE presentation will be presented by bankruptcy attorneys to high schools, colleges, and community groups. This program helps individuals better understand: (1) the true cost of consumer credit; (2) how difficult it is to repay consumer debt incurred to buy and do things that may not be necessary or affordable; (3) the many consequences of financial irresponsibility, including bankruptcy; (4) the need to maintain a savings cushion and to budget effectively; and (5) the advantages of a high credit score.

The CARE program provides people with access to volunteer bankruptcy attorneys, who are the front line of the consequences of financial challenges. These attorneys will present a program designed to teach students about the importance of consumer credit responsibility and the consequences that can result if they do not use credit wisely.