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I Am Currently Enrolled in CCCS And Having a Hard Time Making My Payments. – Kim

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Kim “Dear Steve, I work fulltime and owe $24000.00 in credit cards. I am currently enrolled in CCCS and I am having a hard time making my monthly payment. I have payed 671.00 for 2 months now, but the 3rd month is due and all I have in my bank account is 25.00. Medical finaces caused me to be -228.00 ... Read More »

Disturbing and Potentially Deceptive Move by Credit Card Industry. HelpWithMyCredit.org

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It what certainly feels like yet another self-serving action by the credit card industry, Bank of America, Capital One, Citi and Discover Card, as well as the payments networks MasterCard and Visa have launched a new website HelpWithMyCredit.org that misleads consumers. What appears to be even worse, is that a CNN personal financial reporter that I normally respect, Gerri Willis, ... Read More »

Most Debt Advice Suggested is Snake Oil or the Wrong Solution For People In Trouble. Here’s Why.

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I’ve been following the conversations on Twitter (@GetOutOfDebtGuy) and watching what others are saying about debt management, credit counseling, debt settlement and bankruptcy and it really has me worried and concerned. I’m a guy that lived through financial problems myself and went bankrupt in 1990. I then went on to found and run a non-profit credit counseling company, Debt Counselors ... Read More »

My Dad Took Out Cash Advances on My Credit Card And Took All of My Savings. – Heather

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Heather “Dear Steve, I am a recent MBA grad who got into a lot of debt before and during school because I needed to help out my family. Due to my dad taking out cash advances on my credit cards and then my having to live off my credit cards during school because I had also given him all of ... Read More »

A Secret You Are Not Supposed to Know – Citibank CCCS Credit Counseling Terms

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I’ve written a lot about the misperception that people have that going into a CCCS or credit counseling program involves some sort of negotiation with your creditors. It doesn’t. You will notice that none of the credit counseling groups say that they are there to defend you and put you first. This is because no matter what they say, as ... Read More »

Quickies – CCCS Consumer Review, Autos, Cards, Balances, and Debt

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When I need a break from answering questions I often take a look for some odd or interesting search terms that people used to find me. Below are some of the latest I saw today that I wanted to provide quick answers to. Steve Search Terms CCCS consumer review – CCCS stands for Consumer Credit Counseling Service but it has ... Read More »

Why is Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) Spending $18,785 a Day on Online Ads?

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I was looking through the visitor logs on the site tonight and saw a link from a site called Keyword Spy. I followed the link back and discovered that the site is pretty cool for checking out what sites are spending on online ads. A link of a link of a link on the site took me to this page ... Read More »

Consumer Credit Counseling Service, CCCS, NFCC, and National Foundation for Credit Counseling

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I often get questions from people asking me about Consumer Credit Counseling Services, also known as CCCS. I thought I’d give you a quick little summary of CCCS and the types of services they offer. CCCS offices are members of the NFCC. The NFCC used to stand for the National Foundation for Consumer Credit but changed their name to National ... Read More »

Michael is Looking For a NFCC Debt Settlement Program

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Michael “Dear Steve, I am approx. 30,000 in cc debt.Am cuurrent with payments but future doesnt look so good. Needed money for medical bills and to keep operating my business-excavating. I am looking for a good debt settlement program-is the NFCC something to consider or is there others. Thanks. Michael” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How ... Read More »

Eva Has Heard Negative Things About CCCS

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Eva “Dear Steve, My husband and I just bought a home and besides the mortgage, we are in debt for $26,000. I called up my credit card companies and they said they aren’t offering lower rates to customers now. I went to CCCS website and they say lowering customers rates is one of their ways they can help out. If ... Read More »

Jeannie Already Went Bankrupt And Is Now With CCCS But Can’t Afford to Feed Her Daughter

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Jeanie “Dear Steve, I have already gone to bankruptcy five years ago. I am currently in credit counseling, however, I do not have enough money to provide food and clothing for my child. I am a single parent not receiving child support, I have no child support judgment. Long story, but I felt it was in the best interest of ... Read More »

Crys Writes In And Asks “We’ve Been to Credit Counseling But Should We File For Bankruptcy?”

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“Dear Steve Hi! I am a piano teacher, and due the bad economy have very few students, even though I am used to having plenty. We just moved because we could no longer afford where we lived. We gave up our house in a deed in lieu of foreclosure. My husband took a cut in pay. We owe about $400 ... Read More »

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