Melinda Opperman

Chief Relationship Officer

Melinda Opperman is an exceptional educator who lives and breathes the creation and implementation of innovation ways to motivate and educate community members and students about financial literacy. Melinda joined in 2003 and has over two decades of experience in the industry.

Melinda has been interviewed countless times as an expert source by various print, on-line, radio and television outlets in both local and nationwide media, including CNNMoney, NBC’s Money Matters, Navy News – Pentagon Channel Cable TV, National Public Radio, San Diego Union Tribune, Press Enterprise, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Woman’s Day Magazine, The Economist, Money Magazine,,, and AOL’s

Melinda holds a Bachelor of Science with honors from California State University, Northridge and is certified as a Consumer Credit Counselor by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). Based upon Melinda’s community outreach and education efforts, she was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Educator of the Year Award in 2008. The award is part of the NFCC’s Professional Achievement and Counseling Excellence (PACE) Awards program, the nation’s largest and longest serving national nonprofit credit counseling organization. This award honors the recipient’s advocacy and contributions to the community, the example they set for their peers in ethical behavior, the innovation and resourcefulness they use to motivate consumers and their dedication to professional and personal development.

Melinda is the co-editor for’s popular Consumer Guide to Good Credit and managing editor for’s More Than Money financial literacy curriculum developed to meet the needs of bankruptcy filers who have to take an instructional course in personal financial literacy.

Contact Information
Phone: 800.947.3752 x7888
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