KISH: Tell us about you….
Credit–Litologist, Dionne Perry, a board-certified Credit Consultant, delivers the goods on credit, giving young people exactly what they need to make it in this economy. Perry recently wrote and published Credit-Lit (Credit 101 for Teens). Credit-Lit, an inspiring and informative book, engages teens and encourages them to make GREAT financial decisions. Perry consults, writes, and speaks on the subject of credit in all its forms. She can be heard on podcasts and at virtual and in-person events at schools, libraries, organizations, and businesses.
Credit scores impact every financial decision a person makes. It’s important for teens to understand the positive and negative impacts regarding credit scores and the credit process.
Credit-Lit provides teens with credit information in an easily digestible, creative format that will help inspire them to make solid financial decisions when applying and repaying creditors now and into their adult years and avoid some pitfalls that many adults experience.
KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefits you and others?
Dionne: My dream has always been to educate our youth on the importance of maintaining good credit scores. We need to teach our teens about good credit – how they get it and keep it – so as they move into adulthood, they don’t fall into the patterns of their parent and other adults.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
Dionne: Growing up, I never learned how the credit process worked and the important of maintaining good credit scores. Once I became an adult, I studied everything I could about the credit process. It was when I was denied an automobile loan that I understood that credit impacts every financial decision in life. My life changed when I started understanding how the credit process works. This is when I realized I need to share the information with others particularly youth.
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
Dionne: The challenges I faced pursuing my dream is establishing a marketing budget for Credit-Lit. Credit scores impacts every financial decision, and every child along with adults need to understand how the credit process works.
KISH: Please provide final thought/advice for others by finishing this sentence…dream
Dionne: I want everyone to know your DREAMS are attainable. It may take patience, disappointment, dedication and strength in order to pursue your DREAMS but they are attainable.
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