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Marlene Ware
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Financial Literacy Advisor
National Foundation for Debt Management

Marlene Ware has twenty years in the education field and joined the National Foundation for Debt Management in 2006 as an Education Coordinator. Ms. Ware is certified as a FDIC Money Smart Trainer, NACCC Credit Counselor, NCHEC Pre-Purchase Homeownership Education and HUD Loss Mitigation Training. Ms. Ware’s professional time is spent out in the community teaching financial literacy skills. Ms. Ware speaks to men and women in the federal work-release programs, women in Shelters for Domestic Violence, all of the young couples who use the Pinellas County, Florida Pregnancy Centers as their primary care, the clients at the Neighborhood Service Centers, prospective homeowners at Habitat for Humanity, and numerous other county venues. Ms. Ware also makes time to work one-on-one with clients who call or come into her office. Most often these people are looking for strategies to manage their debt and clean up their credit in anticipation of homeownership.