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By Tiffany Chan | February 28, 2014

American Consumer Credit Counseling, along with fellow Massachusetts Financial Education Collaborative (MFEC) members and other partners, collaborated with MassSaves to host the first annual State House Financial Capability Day. During the event, community outreach staff members Matt Paradise and Sue Katz spoke to the crowd, giving advice and insight on money management and the need for Financial Capability Day.

 

Making a big purchase, like on a car or a home, can be stressful.  That’s why state officials have launched a campaign aimed to help you manage your finances.

The State House celebrated its first annual Financial Capability Day supporting MassSaves, a program that offers financial services for Massachusetts residents. MassSaves connects people in need of financial advice with more than 200 FREE resources that will help you draw out goals and map out a plan to achieve them.

“We don’t just do savings, we actually do all kinds of financial capability training and support, asset development, that means helping people create savings accounts to go to school, to buy cars, to buy a home, and even to do professional development,” said program director Nika Elugardo.

Nika told 22News she believes the campaign will help Massachusetts become a national model for financial security.

American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a non-profit organization providing free credit counseling, low-cost debt management services and homebuyer education to first time house buyers as well as those re-entering the housing market. Available on desktops, laptops and mobile devices, ACCC's online home buyer course provides help for first time buyers and the certification required to close on certain loans. ACCC's online home buyers course provides everything buyers need to know about purchasing a home – from working with realtors to preparing for closing. In addition to a first home buyers course, ACCC also offers counseling for consumers considering reverse mortgage solutions, with information about qualifying for a reverse mortgage and answers to questions like "How do reverse mortgages work?"

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