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Author of Everyday Money for Everyday People, Todd ChristensenAuthor, Todd R. Christensen, M.A. is Director of Education for the National Financial Education Center at Debt Reduction Services Inc, a nationwide nonprofit credit counseling agency. Author of Everyday Money for Everyday People (2013), Todd develops educational programs and produces materials that teach personal financial skills and responsibilities. He facilitates hundreds of workshops annually to thousands of individuals regarding the fundamentals of effective money management.

He currently serves on the secretary of the board of directors for the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE). From 2006-2009 and 2013-2015, he served as president of the Idaho Jump$tart Coalition. He also served as the AFCPE’s Ethics Committee chair from 2012-2013. He served from 2009-2015 as a member of the Council for Certification of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and he currently volunteers on the program coordinating committees of three southwest Idaho housing authorities.

Todd has spoken numerous times to large groups at the Smart Women Smart Money conference hosted by Idaho’s state treasurer, including appearances in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Moscow. He also spoke at a general session of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education in Jacksonville, FL in 2011.

His other published articles and booklets have addressed topics ranging from marriage and money to raising financially smart children, from recovering from bankruptcy to controlling holiday spending.

Todd also served in 2009 as a volunteer translator at the Special Olympics 2009 World Winter Games in Boise, in 2008 as an evaluator of the Pre-Professional Certification Test for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and has served frequently as a financial education awards judge for various conferences and associations. In 2007, he helped to draft the course standards for Idaho’s new Mathematics of Personal Finance high school class. An eagle scout himself, he has also served in adult leadership positions in scouting, including assistant varsity coach since 2012.

He thrives on speaking at large and small conferences and facilitating classroom presentations at all levels.

Please contact Todd today to schedule him as a speaker at your conference, class, or meeting.

Toll-free (877) 688-3328
Education@DebtReductionServices.org
Boise, Idaho
Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/toddchristensen

AFCPE Member

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Note from Todd:

I’ve been working for a nonprofit credit counseling agency, nationally-based in Boise, Idaho, since 2004. I spent 11 semesters going through 5 majors to get my bachelor’s degree, after which I worked for a while before returning to get my master’s (just 6 semesters for that one) and then spending 2 semesters in Ph.D. coursework before deciding to find a career.

I love traveling, having lived in 4 countries (US, Mexico, Belgium, Canada).

I enjoy doing just about anything with my wife and kids (board games, movies, playing outside…).

I was a solid B-student in virtually all of my English classes, so my teachers would be surprised to see that I’ve written a book.

My buddies and I were intramural “wallyball” (volleyball in a racquetball court) champions at BYU in 1991, and I once talked an ice cream parlor into giving me a free t-shirt (“Body by Carousel”) with the promise that I would wear it in the upcoming sprint-triathlon… which I did… and actually finished.

I was terrible with my personal finances as a teen and young adult. I couldn’t spend cash fast enough, and only a credit limit could keep me from continuing to spend with my first credit card (maxed out the $2,000 limit in 36 hours)! So I do what I do out of a passion for helping others avoid the mistakes I made in my younger days.

Please let me know how I may help you, your organization or others you care about. I’m available as a speaker, I provide budget counseling, and I work for an organization with great resources for paying off consumer debt.

Todd

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