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Credit Counseling Services and the Bankruptcy Conundrum

A press release out by Advantage Credit Counseling Service drew me to their site today. – Source. While there I came across a good example of the ethical conundrum facing nonprofit credit counselors today. Advance Credit Counseling Service is not alone in dealing with this problem. According to the Advantage Credit Counseling Service website they … Read more

NFCC Press Release Seems to Misrepresent Truth About Credit Counseling. But Why?

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling sent out a press release today claiming their survey uncovered public misconceptions about credit counseling agencies. The press release listed five areas the NFCC felt consumers struggled with in knowing the truth about credit counseling. But some of the points the NFCC felt they needed to clarify appear to … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Consumer Credit Counseling Settles Debt on 50% of its Clients – 1968

As a student of debt history I’m probably one of those odd geeks that spends time reading outdated and arcane material about consumer debt and debt relief activities. Recently I sat down and read a 1968 document put out by the NFCC. Today they are called the National Foundation for Credit Counseling but back then … Read more

Did the NFCC Client of the Year Really Do the Ethical Thing?

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling Recently put out a press release celebrating their clients of the year who, in my opinion, should never have been put into a debt management plan to begin with. See NFCC Celebrates Utter Stupidity and Puts Older Dementia Patient in Debt Management Plan. My goodness, I hate to make … Read more

NFCC Celebrates Utter Stupidity and Puts Older Dementia Patient in Debt Management Plan

A press release out today by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling is downright ignorant, stupid, harmful and cruel. It’s hard to believe they feel this is something to be proud of. For the record, I’m not calling the consumer stupid. In this release the NFCC brags about Francine and Jim Bostick who at ages … Read more

Consumer Survey by NFCC Shows People Are Wary About Real Help From Credit Counselors

On one hand you have to applaud the most recent release from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. One thumb up. On the other hand it comes across as simply just more denial about the disturbing lanscape that faces narrow niche nonprofit credit counselors. The NFCC survey was an online poll conducted on the NFCC … Read more

The Truth About The Success Rates, Failure Rates and Completion Rates of Credit Counseling, Debt Settlement, Bankruptcy, and Debt Consolidation Loans

This is a story that I’ve been working on for a few weeks. I’ve been asking people and groups for feedback and information to write this, but I’ve run into a wall. I have received some feedback from groups and people that don’t wish to be publicly identified to protect themselves, but what I have … 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

Will the CFPB Outlaw Fairshare to Credit Counseling Organizations?

I was approached not long ago by an knowledgeable industry insider with the statement that the CFPB may be already in the process of policy to outlaw credit counseling fairshare payments. You know the first reaction you might have about that statement is that it would never happen. Fairshare is that commission the creditors pay … Read more