‘I think it’s safe to say most people would prefer to never have to see a bankruptcy attorney or judge.
However, there is a group of bankruptcy professionals that you should rejoice in having your high school and college students see if they ever have the chance. They are volunteers for a relatively new outreach program, Credit Abuse Resistance Education, or CARE. The program was founded two years ago by John Ninfo II, chief judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the western district of New York.
Ninfo’s idea is to send bankruptcy professionals - judges, attorneys and trustees - to high schools and colleges across the country to share their personal experiences dealing with people who have filed for bankruptcy protection.
What a brilliant idea. Who better to counsel young people about the perils of overspending than the professionals who have to deal with the aftermath? Ninfo literally has a front-row seat to the devastation that credit card debt can wreak on families.’
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