The Saga of How the Mighty Fall in Debt Relief – Tim McCallan Bankruptcy

A couple of eagle eye readers spotted a little article in the Orlando Sentinel which announced the bankruptcy filing of one of the debt relief industry kingmakers. Tim McCallan has been a major player in the debt relief industry for decades now. Over the many years of this site I’ve written articles about McCallan, his … Read more

National Foundation for Credit Counseling Welcomes New Members

Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) proudly announces the addition of two new members. NeighborWorks Umpqua and Take Charge America joined the NFCC during the first quarter of the year, bringing the total membership to 77 agencies with nearly 600 community-based locations across America. “We are pleased to … Read more

Take Charge America Introduces Home Ready Counseling to Help Prospective Homebuyers Nationwide Increase Chances of Qualifying for a Mortgage

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Service designed for consumers who were previously turned down for a mortgage, or need assistance building positive credit February 24, 2015 11:15 AM Eastern Standard Time PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prospective homebuyers across the country now have access to a new service helping them receive approval for a mortgage. Take Charge America, Inc., a national nonprofit credit counseling … Read more

Student Loan Alliance Teaches Credit Counselors What About Student Loans?

Student Loan Alliance put out a press release earlier this week talking about the training they were giving credit counseling agencies in order to deal with student loan problems. Student Loan Alliance says the credit counseling agencies that participate in their approach and training are The participating organizations are: Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater … Read more

Take Charge America Scores $300,000 Payday to Help Consumers

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Take Charge America, Inc., a non-profit credit counseling and housing counseling agency in Phoenix, was awarded $300,000 by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office over the next three years to provide free foreclosure intervention counseling to Arizona homeowners. “This award will enable us to assist even more residents in need, helping them navigate the complex … Read more

Take Charge America to Get Their Non-Profit Tax Status Restored

Take Charge America, a non-profit credit counseling organization, has been in a battle with the IRS regarding the loss of their 501(c)3 tax status. The tax status for the organization has been retroactively returned to December 11, 2011 after a settlement was reached with the IRS. As part of the settlement Take Charge America agreed … Read more

Wells Fargo Referred Me to Take Charge America for Credit Counseling Help. Should I Go With Them? – Charlotte

“Dear Steve, Can I trust Take Charge America? I had read a little bit about Take Charge America on your site. I noticed they had filed a lawsuit with the IRS and laid off employees, but my creditor Wells Fargo referred me to them, so I completed what they call a financial assessment. I gave … Read more

Greenpath Pays Credit Counselors More

A reader forwarded me a link to a site called Glassdoor where people can do salary searches for specific jobs by salary or opening. The results are kind of interesting. If you sought to be paid the most as a credit counselor, according to Glassdoor, the last place you want to work is Arizona Federal … Read more

Take Charge America Lays Off Substantial Staff

Yesterday I received a message from a tipster (send in your tips here) that said: Due to the lawsuit and actions taken by the suit against TCA they on 3-13 completed mass layoff of over 50% over their workforce, down sizing mainly the new accounts departments. Many feel this may only be the first cut. … Read more

Should I Go With Take Charge America or Cambridge Credit Counseling? – Lynn

“Dear Damon, I have $60k in debt and am trying to find the best debt consolidation company to use. I have contacted Take Charge America and Debt Counseling Corporation. I saw on on the Get out of Debt Guy’s website that he recommends Cambridge Credit Counseling. Which debt consolidation company do you recommend, base on … Read more