Test Your Knowledge: Take the Credit Score Quiz

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Credit scores are important! A borrower with a low score could pay thousands more in interest over the life of a typical five-year car loan than a consumer with a high score. Past quiz results have indicated that many Americans could improve their credit score knowledge and ability to manage their scores. How much do you really know about your … Read More

How Credit Score Can Affect Relationships

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By NACCC Personal finances are rarely discussed but often the biggest strain on a couple. Even in early courtships, a newly dating couple may fret over who will pay for dinner, or have different tastes in entertainment based on affordability. Topics such as careers, hobbies, and interests can easily spill into money talk. Money is just as important as other … Read More

Debt Counseling and Holiday Credit Card Debt

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Debt Counseling

Debt Counseling and Christmas Most people love spending money on their family and friends, wrapping presents with shiny bows and watching their expressions as they open gifts. However, Christmas is a bittersweet holiday for people with excessive credit card debt. By seeking debt counseling before or after the holidays, you take control of your holiday credit card debt. According to … Read More

How Credit Counseling Can Help You Prepare for the Holidays

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Credit Counseling

As the holidays are approaching, you could be panicking and wondering how you are going to buy gifts, handle traveling expenses and otherwise cover the costs of the season. In the past, you might have always reached for your credit cards to handle such costs, but if you’re in over your head, it’s a good idea to do something about … Read More

Safely Accelerate Debt Repayment with Credit Counseling

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Creditt Counseling

Paying off your credit card debt quickly by falling prey to a debt settlement scam is often disastrous to your financial health. By receiving credit counseling, you learn about the best ways to accelerate the debt payoff process without jeopardizing your credit score. According to a recent article by thestreet.com, a new study out of Texas A&M shows people who … Read More

Credit Card Counseling When Debt is at Pre-Recession Levels

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Christian Credit Counselors

Experts say credit card debt declined for years, but is back to pre-recession levels. Many individuals leaned how to save and practice frugality during the Great Recession. By receiving Christian credit counseling, you can get a refresher on budgeting and financial goal setting as well as learn how to consolidate debt and boost your credit score. According to a recent … Read More

Cutting Credit Cards – The Credit-to-Cash Transition

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Christian Credit Counseling

It’s one of the most exciting moments of your life. You’re tired of using one credit card to pay off another. You can no longer bear the intense pressure building within your chest each time the electric bill collides with a credit card bill in the mailbox. You’ll never again feel financially helpless because you’ve decided to stop the madness. … Read More

Credit Conscious Living Webinar

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Credit Conscious: The Ins and Outs of Credit Looking to build, maintain, or improve your credit? 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, Credit Conscious: The Ins and Outs of Credit. Christian Credit Counselors is committed … Read More

Your Credit Score – Tips to Raise it

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Credit Counseling

Unfortunately, credit is an important part of our life. Good credit is required for so many things, like applying for a car or home loan, applying for a credit card, and even some seemingly unrelated things, like getting a job. If your credit score is lower than average, you’ve probably already found out that life can be a lot harder … Read More