Take Charge of Your Credit: How it can work For and Against you - View the video

Debra Neubauer

Debra Neubauer
UW Extension Financial Education Center

2300 S. Park Street, Suite 101
Madison, WI 53713

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Education and Training
  • Help Topic – Financial Literacy

Debra Neubauer, a 1979 graduate of UW-Stout, is the Family Living Educator for Dane County UW-Extension. Neubauer worked for 10 years in retail management followed by 16 years in the banking industry. She began as a teller at Bank One where she also help the positions of teller supervisor, personal banker, director of human resources and asst. vice president of community reinvestment. During her tenure at Bank One, she served on the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Greater Madison, Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County and was Chairperson of the Dane County Community Development Block Grant Committee. She is a graduate of Leadership Greater Madison and is a two-time recipient of the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award for her work in promoting and delivering financial education. She has been the administrator of the Financial Education Center since it’s inception in 2005.

We hear a lot about credit these days. Radio and television commercials tout services where you can find out your credit score. But what is this magic number and why is it so important for you to understand it? As director of the UW-Extension’s Financial Education Center, Deb Neubauer will break down the issue for students. What exactly is credit, and how young consumers can get on track to a good credit history. (Running Time 24:34)