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2012 media mentions archive

Boston Business Journal: 
ACCC has added Clete Thomas to its community education team

American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC), an Auburndale based nonprofit organization, has added Clete Thomas to its community education team.

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Plan ahead to get best Black Friday weekend deals

(USA TODAY) November 20, 2012 Black Friday hasn't just moved through the following Monday and backward into Thanksgiving, it's also become as much of an online holiday as an in-store one.

The bulk of the buying still happens in retailers' brick-and-mortar locations, but some retail websites are competing as aggressively as stores and can offer better deals with less hassle.

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 Grant Funds Financial Education Programs for Veterans, Military Families

(Framingham Patch) November 13,2012 Newton-based American Consumer Credit Counseling has received a $7,850 grant from Natick-based Middlesex Community Savings Bank on Monday. The bank has two branches in Framingham.

The grant will fund a free, comprehensive financial education program called Connecting 4 Military Financial Health (C4MFH) that will serve military personnel, families, and veterans across Massachusetts.

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5 Surprising Ways Your Credit Score Can Get Nicked

( November 1, 2012 | People over 50 are especially prone to these dings, but there are ways to prevent and correct them.

According to conventional wisdom, young adults are the ones who most need to worry about their credit scores because they’re new to managing debt. But the truth is people over 50 face five financial situations that can really dent their credit scores.

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The Price of Credit-Report Errors

(The Wall Street Journal) October 21, 2012 | Recent studies indicate that the credit reports lenders rely on to make decisions about consumers' credit worthiness frequently contain errors. Because this can raise the interest rates borrowers pay, it can be especially painful for retirees living on a fixed income.

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5 reasons to check your credit

( September 18, 2012 | If you've never seen your credit report, that's reason enough to request a copy. Knowing where you stand can save you time and money.

You've probably heard that it pays to stay on top of your credit, but how often does a person really need to pull his or her credit report.

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5 Credit Card Traps

(Forbes) June 19, 2012 Katie Ross, education and development manager for American Consumer Credit Counseling highlights five credit card fine print traps that you don’t want to fall for.

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American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) provides credit counseling, financial education and debt relief options for individuals and families with too much credit card debt or unsecured personal debt. Our certified credit counselors have helped thousands of consumers find credit card debt relief by learning how to reduce debt and how to get out of credit card debt. Our debt assistance services and debt management plans allow consumers to consolidate credit card bills into a single payment, and provide help with negotiating credit card debt in order to lower interest rates and finance charges, to ultimately eliminate debt through a credit card payoff plan.

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