14 Money-Saving Valentine’s Day Ideas!

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Debt Free Valentine’s Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day without going into debt? Think fun. Some of the best gifts involve sharing time, along with a little thoughtfulness. And the memories last far longer than a dozen roses or a box of chocolates. Here are 14 ways to express your love on the 14th — or any other day for that … Read More

Credit Counseling and Rising Debt

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Debt and Credit Counseling Household debt is reaching unsustainable levels, according to a report by NerdWallet. Another article in The New York Post states the average household debt in the U.S. is about $16,000. By arranging credit counseling or yourself and your family, it is possible to deal with staggering credit card debt. Most Americans pay a lot of money to cover … Read More

Credit Card – Avoiding the Debt Trap this Holiday Season

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Gift Giving on Credit Staying out of debt can be almost as difficult as paying it off especially when our emotions take over. After all, buying gifts for our loved ones during the holiday season is a very emotional purchase. Preparing for gifting should begin way before the holiday season. In a survey conducted by The American Research Group, Inc., … Read More

Your Spending Habits and Your Holiday Spirit

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The Average American’s Holiday Spending Habits Already thinking about everything you have to do for the holiday season? Does the thought of holiday preparation stress you out? According to the National Retail Federation, it was estimated that the average American spent $77.52 on candy, costumes and decorations for Halloween in 2014. According to a CNBC report, the average American planned … Read More

Fall Money Saving Tips

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Cutting Costs at Home There are many ways you can save money and have fun doing it this holiday season. Falling leaves and decomposing Jack-o-Lanterns are the perfect way to start a compost pile this fall. Starting now means you’ll be one step ahead when spring arrives. Make sure your roof is free of holes, destruction and critters; if it … Read More

Student Loan Info You Need to Know

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Learning Student Loans: Understand and Prepare for the Cost of Your Education Looking for more information about student loans, their features, and repayment options? Christian Credit Counselors, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) with a mission to provide free financial education to individuals and families both locally and nationwide, is now offering a free, online webinar entitled Learning Student Loans: Understand and … Read More

Budget Boss

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Budget Boss: Command Your Finances by Creating and Monitoring a Budget Looking for a way to improve your financial situation and set yourself up for financial success in the future? Christian Credit Counselors, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) with a mission to provide free financial education to individuals and families both locally and nationwide, is now offering a free, online webinar … Read More

Credit Card Promotions and the Untold Truth

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Understanding Promotional Credit Cards These days, just about every store has credit card advertising … some kind of low interest promotion. How often have you seen sales advertising “0% financing for 18 months” or “Pay no interest until next year”? These deals are hard to pass up, but they can end up costing you if you aren’t careful. Understanding the … Read More

Debt Counseling – Three Sign You Need it

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Debt Counseling Candidates Sometimes, it’s pretty obvious that someone needs debt counseling.  After all, you know when you’re in debt.  You know when you’ve spent money on credit without paying it off.  You know when you’ve taken out loans.  It all sounds simple enough. But, for some people, financial matters are anything but simple.  They keep trying to keep track of … Read More

Credit Counseling vs Avoiding Debt

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Avoiding Debt Collectors Do you avoid answering phone calls from numbers you don’t recognize? When the envelope from the debt collector comes, does it stay unopened for days? Financial difficulties weigh people down. If it feels like your debt is spiraling out of control, it’s time to give Christian Credit Counseling a try. Hiding from the problem doesn’t make it go away. … Read More