Credit Counseling Agencies Need Credit Counseling Help

Richard Burnett of the Orlando Sentinel recently wrote an interesting piece about the realities of modern non-profit credit counseling and how they need help. With demand dropping, existing credit counseling agencies are scrambling to find new avenues of income. Credit counseling agencies are turning to trying to sell student loan assistance and one agency reports … Read more

InCharge Getting Busy and Chasing Educators

InCharge® Debt Solutions (“InCharge”), a nonprofit credit counseling agency, announced today that its Teach Money program reached the milestone of being completed by more than 1,000 future educators in Central Florida. The program is funded by Chase [Chasing, get it?] and is designed to address one of the fundamental steps outlined by the Consumer Financial … Read more

InCharge Debt Solutions Gives Employees Access to Your Personal Information at Home

InCharge Debt Solutions, and Orlando based non-profit credit counseling agency, just put out a press release that brags about how their telecommuting program benefits the environment. It even included a neat little infographic which you can see below. “Improving our employees’ quality of life and job satisfaction were enough for me,” said Ms. Money from … Read more

Is InCharge Debt Solutions a Good Idea to Go With? – Jess

“Dear Steve, Trying to consolidate credit cards need advice on a consolidation company. My husband and I are trying to consolidate his credit cards to lessen the interest rates and hopefully pay off the credit cards a lot sooner then by paying each credit card company individually. We are looking into In Charge Debt Solutions … Read more

Accredited Debt Relief and InCharge Debt Solutions Advice Needed. Should I Go With Them? – Ashley

I read your article about incharge and accredited debt relief and i acutally have a time set up to speck with a guy named Ted at accredited. Can i send you a copy of the terms and see what you think. My husband and i are trying to determine if we should use them or … Read more

I’ve Been With InCharge Debt Solutions But Can’t Make the Payment. – Dianne

“Dear Steve, In May of 2007, I contacted InCharge Debt Solutions to help me pay back credit card debts as I was way over extended. At that time I had a good job. I had to have two different accounts with them as one set of debts were in my mother’s name ( she had … Read more

Credit Counseling Industry Accused in Potential Historic Turning Point Lawsuit

A lawsuit I’ve been following since it became publicly available back in the middle of October has become a major milestone in what could spell the death of credit counseling as we know it I first learned of this case about six months ago when it was developing but I’d not written anything about it … Read more

I’ve Seen Ads for Accredited Debt Relief, InCharge Debt Solutions and Dave Ramsey. Which Should I Use? – Don

“Dear Damon, Almost $20000+ in credit card debt. Also owe IRS back taxes. Thinking of debt relief or debt settlement for credit card debt and looking for help with budgeting money. Alot of people I now use Dave Ramsey but I need to get my payments down do I have more breathing room with my … Read more

Non-Profit Credit Counselor CEOs Making Big Bucks

Thanks to a tipster (send in your tips here) I was directed to an article that appeared recently titled Non-profit credit advisers cash in; CEOs earn big as consumers struggle. The article does make some interesting observations that some of the larger non-profit credit counseling groups do pay their CEOs a tremendous amount of money … Read more

Credit Counseling Groups in the Crosshairs With Pay For Performance History

This comes straight from a tipster (send in your tips here) who directed me to the site of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy. I reached out to CPM for additional information but as of the time of publication I had not heard back. Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy is continuing its investigation into fraudulent “debt counseling” and … Read more

InCharge Debt Solutions You’ve Exceeded Your Limit – Debt Relief Television Commercial

Commercial Name: InCharge Debt Solutions You’ve Exceeded Your Limit Record Date: 11-09-2010 Network/Channel: Retro TV Description: Man is walking into office building elevator and everyone he comes in contact with is uttering statements normally heard from creditors. “You’ve exceeded your limit.” “Your late charges are stacking up.” “We didn’t get a payment from you last … Read more

InCharge Debt Solutions – Debt Relief Television Commercial

Commercial Name: InCharge Debt Solutions Economic Downturn Record Date: 11-8-2010 Network/Channel: Retro TV Description: Appears geared at people negatively impacted by economic troubles. Laid off, downsized, hours cut, spouse dies, having to use credit cards to make ends meet. 1-800-625-4619. Combine payments, reduce interest rates, eliminate late and over limit fees, we can even put … Read more

Debt Settlement Companies Being Investigated by State of Kansas

Kansas is cracking down on the sales and service of debt settlement services. While tight lipped about who they are specifically investigating, Kevin Glendening, the Deputy Banking Director, has confirmed his office is investigating debt settlement companies. Glendening says, “Companies that I think consumers should avoid are a lot of the ones that you see … Read more

Kentucky Signs Into Law New Tough Debt Adjusting Law That Regulates Debt Settlement Companies and Others

I’ll admit I’m a bit late with this news but on April 13, 2010 Kentucky signed into law a new tough set of rules that regulate credit counseling, debt settlement and foreclosure assistance. FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Steve Beshear was joined today by Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway as he signed into law HB 166, … Read more