Credit Counseling Articles
A credit counselor shares her story of taking the leap and asking for financial help.
Posted on Oct 06, 2014
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Posted on Oct 02, 2014
We see the commercials telling us to check our credit reports, but many people do not. Here are three examples of why we should take the time to get our reports.
Posted on Sep 15, 2014
People may be hesitant to reach out for help due to misconceptions about financial counseling. Here are some of the false beliefs that consumers admitted in the 2014 NFCC Financial Literacy Survey
Posted on Jul 30, 2014
Despite several years’ worth of warning and repeated advice from officials of all stripes, companies offering “credit repair” continue to abound. There are steps you can take if you are in financial trouble that can one day help you improve your profile to potential creditors. But a credit score is...
Posted on Feb 21, 2014
If you’re in a position where New Year’s Day 2014 finds you in a better financial situation than you were at the beginning of 2013, even if only a little bit, congratulations! If your situation is not better, take heart. Making a positive difference doesn’t necessarily mean making huge changes. With...
Posted on Jan 01, 2014
Your financial difficulties could already be severe enough that you are tempted to accept the first solution that comes along. However, there are pros and cons to bankruptcy, debt consolidation, debt settlement and most debt repayment options. It is important to talk to someone who knows the ins and...
Posted on Dec 12, 2013
A 2010 survey performed by researcher iVillage, found that an increasing amount of women are making the financial decisions for the entire household. The survey discovered 61% of moms are in charge of the family’s finances and 41% expressed they would like to be more educated when it comes...
Posted on Mar 11, 2013
Washington, DC – Sequestration is now in place, and along with it came a good amount of uncertainty, causing many Americans to wonder how they will be impacted. By some estimates, more than one million employees of federal agencies may receive furlough notices. Some workers are not adequately prepared to...
Posted on Mar 04, 2013
Washington, DC – The January poll hosted on the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) website asked consumers if they had a spending problem, savings problem, neither or both. The overwhelming majority, 62%, identified themselves as having problems related to both spending and saving. “The good news is that having...
Posted on Feb 04, 2013