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Consumer Credit Counseling Pros and Cons. My Ultimate Guide to Understanding How Credit Counseling Really Works.

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Consumer credit counseling is one of the options people turn to when dealing with debt issues so let’s take an honest look at the pros and cons of the program and what it has to offer. Consumer credit counseling in one form or another has been around as debt proraters, debt lumpers, or debt consolidators since the late 1930s. But ... Read More »

I’m Unemployed. Does a Debt Management Plan Make Sense? – Andrew

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“Dear Steve, I ran up my credit card to almost 21k after losing my job. I’ve been making payments until this month – in a couple days payment is due but I have no money. I’m now on welfare and food stamps, but have a little money coming soon from computer editing work I’m doing currently. I’ve thought about a ... Read More »

Which is Cheaper: Credit Counseling, Debt Settlement, or Bankruptcy?

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How can you determine what debt relief option is the right fit for a given set of cash flow limitations. The 3 options that people typically seek outside assistance with are Debt Management Plans (DMP), Debt Settlement Programs, and Bankruptcy. There are benefits and drawbacks to each option. Companies and people selling you a specific brand of debt help can ... Read More »

Less Than Full Balance Plans and the Problems They Create for Credit Counselors

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For many years debt relief plan providers, such as nonprofit credit counselors, and debt settlement service providers, have been seen as two separate and distinct structures in the debt relief services industry. These two sides of the industry have often been at odds with one another. While debt settlement providers have never come together as a unified voice to slam ... Read More »

All About Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp.

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Company Name Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. Owners/Managers Christopher A. Viale, President & CEO Thomas W. Hebert, Chief Financial Officer Tracy Guay, Clerk Of the Corporation Physical Street Address 67 Hunt Street Agawam, MA 01030 Contact Information 1-800-CAMBRIDGE (1-800-226-2743) [email protected] Website CambridgeCredit.org Description of Services Provided Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit credit and housing counseling agency. All ... Read More »

How Can We Reduce Our Interest Rates So We Can Pay Our Own Way? – Joan

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Husband out of work, medical bills billing up only 1 income and starting to slide downhill on higher interest crds would like to know if we can reduce interest rates and late fees on some of the cards, where as some of the cards have ok interest rates dont want to declare banko would like to pay our way Joan ... Read More »

Should We Be Looking More at Bankruptcy? – Kirby

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“Dear Steve, Looking back, I see that while I thought I had a decent budget in place, I was not budgeting correctly. I did not have money set aside for simple things like new shoes or car maintenance. Whenever an unexpected expense came up, I just put it on the credit card and didn’t worry about it much. Everything was ... Read More »

How Do You Value Your Quality of Life? Debt Solutions to Fix The Future

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Debt doesn’t just affect the people actually in debt, it often affects the ones around them, near and dear to them. I know this from first hand experience as someone who has loved and lived with someone so deep in debt they could not see a way out. Not only is the emotional toll hard on the debtor but also ... Read More »

I Would Like to Consolidate My Debt, However I’m Having a Difficult Time Finding Someone Who Will – Laurie

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“Dear Steve, I am current of all of my debt. Do not have any past due debt. I do have about 25,000 in credit card debt and would like to consolidate, however am having a difficult time finding someone. Also, my main problem is that I have a Bank of America card fo 12,000 that they just raised my interest ... Read More »

Mohamad Wants to Pay His Creditors If Only They’d Let Him

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Mohamad “Dear Steve, Our company closed by end of January and I’m behind with my bills. I’m struggling to pay my mortgage. I call other credit cards and some of them made payment plan and lower the interest but Capital One is giving me a hard time. I owe them $16,000 and the collection agency call me and the only ... Read More »

How to Shop for a Good Debt Management Program

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You deserve to feel completely certain that you’ve picked the best organization to help you solve your financial issues. We’ve prepared this list of questions to help you find the right organization to represent you. 1. Will You Send Me Information About Your Organization and Programs? A credit counseling organization should be willing to give you information about its programs ... Read More »

I Really Screwed Up And Need Some Direction. – Chris

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“Dear Steve, Poor, Poor, Poor money management!! I need some direction on what to do. I am terrified of bankruptcy, and want to do anything to avoid it. I have read a number of things on your web site, which I truley appreciate, and you have talked about the failure rate of so many people who try debt management programs, ... Read More »

I Owe American Express and I Am About to Start a Debt Repayment Plan With Money Management International. – Shelley

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Shelley “Dear Steve, I have about $26,000 in credit card debt and am about to start a plan with Money Management International. The question I have is about the American Express account, which is about $12,000. Over the last year, iIt has bounced from 2 collection agencies to a law firm, Mann-Bracken. I am never able to make the $300 ... Read More »

How Can We Get a Monthly Payment Lower Than Cambridge Credit Counseling? – Nicole

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“Dear Steve, My husband and Ihave $52,000 in credit card debt. Mostly due to lay offs, and taking a reduced pay. I have been talking with a credit counselor at Cambridge Credit counseling and they have put together a package for five years at $991 per month. This program will get us out of debt sooner but does not help ... Read More »

We Are Considering a Debt management Plan to Get Back on Track. – Patricia

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“Dear Steve, We are totally upside down on our home in Southern California. We have been here 3 years, and have lost over 150K in value; we owe 570K on a house we could sell for about 430K. Ouch. We have about 35K in credit card debt and are barely making minimum payments. We are working on loan mods for ... Read More »

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