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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 »

    Shopaholic Dies and Goes Missing Under Piles of Her Stuff

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    From England we learn that Joan Cunnane passed away in here house, so full of stuff that she bought to make herself feel better, that searchers and police could not find her body in her house for hours. Joan Cunnane was discovered at her home in Stockport, Greater Manchester after a lengthy search. Officers say it took several hours to ... Read More »

      Christmas Bills, Holiday Bills, Kwanzaa Bills, And Chanukah Bills Are Coming. Here is What to Do When It’s Time to Pay Them And You Can’t.

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      Every single year a new crop of unprepared consumers gets blindsided by the post holiday bills which begin to arrive after the middle of January. It is a predictable phenomena. Credit counselors and debt counselors get really slow before the holidays and then slammed when those post holiday bills roll in. And even though many promised to not overspend this ... Read More »

        One Way to Protect Your Assets From Creditors in Case You Might Get Sued

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        Recently I noticed a comment from Billy on a previous article and followed his link to Plan B Debt & Credit Consultants. I saw they had a program called Asset Guard that looked very interesting for debtors who own valuable assets and think that creditor troubles may be heading there way. Billy, if I read the product description correctly, it ... Read More »

          Debt Collectors Get New Rights to Break Into Homes

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          Debt collectors in the UK have been given new powers to collect debts at a time when consumers are facing growing economic tension and uncertainty. Under the new regulations debt collectors would be allowed to force their way into home, restrain residents and seize property in order to pay off credit card bills. It is mind boggling that the UK ... Read More »

            Help Fight Fraud – Just Because You Need to Laugh

            Help fight credit card fraud

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              Study Shows Men That Spend Wildly Get Laid More

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              For some the idea that those guys that go out and spend money without any concern have a better time and more fun is already a given fact. But Daniel Kruger, a social and evolutionary psychologist at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health has measured the sugar daddy factor and come to some scientific conclusions. Kruger has done ... Read More »

                You Helped Yao Koumekpo and Nguyen Thi Chen Through GetOutOfDebt.org And Didn’t Even Know It

                Nguyen Thi Chen

                I wanted you to meet Yao Koumekpo and Nguyen Thi Chen who you helped to by being a site user and visitor. The GetOutOfDebt.org site uses a percentage of the money received when people click on ads to sponsor people that need a hand up towards a better life. Location: Kpeme, Togo Born on 14 April 1974, Mr. Yao KOUMEKPO ... Read More »

                  Bank of America Troubles With Republic Windows & Doors in Chicago Highlight ‘Banks Are Soulless’

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                  In a terrible and unfolding tragedy in Chicago, or just another of the thousands of such similar stories around the nation, Bank of America has taken swift and specific action which has led to the firing of all employees and the closing down of the business with three days notice. Bank of America, (BoA) seems to be a little taken ... Read More »

                    The Guilt of Christmas Present

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                    The Christmas season is trying to be festive and thoughts of the upcoming holidays are filling our heads, or at least our eyes and ears. But it is especially difficult with escalating financial responsibilities, disappearing work hours and eliminated jobs. How can we make it all balance? Each year the Christmas time of year is intensely emotionally charged with the ... Read More »

                      Another ‘Extreme Makeover’ Home In Foreclosure

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                      Back in August there was an Extreme Makeover home in Georgia facing foreclosure, now there is another. This time in Michigan. Extreme Makeover is a very interesting television show to watch. Who can’t be drawn into watching Ty Pennington and the nice looking makeover team roll up in their custom bus and then demolish the tattered home of a family ... Read More »

                        Mountain of Debt – Just Because You Need to Laugh

                        Mountain of Debt

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                          Consumer Reports Debt Settlement Article to Come

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                          A little birdie in the wind told me that Consumer Reports is working on an article that involves debt settlement services. This person said they got the impression that the article was going to not be supportive of debt settlement companies, and in many ways, that’s a shame. Settling your debts for less that you owe can be problematic but ... Read More »

                            My Favorite Quote About Bankruptcy

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                            A famous author was once asked how he went bankrupt, his answer was “I went bankrupt slowly and then all of a sudden.” This is such a great insightful statement about bankruptcy. Typically it is not a process that happens in an instant. It is often preceded by a longer period of time punctuated with events or situations that lead ... Read More »

                              Credit Cards From Beyond the Grave – Just Because You Need to Laugh

                              Credit Cards From Beyond The Grave

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