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2012 Press Releases Archive

American Consumer Credit Counseling Expands Community Education Team, Continues Commitment to Educating Massachusetts Consumers on Financial Management

(Boston, MA) October 17, 2012 | Leading national debt counseling non-profit promotes Clete Thomas to Community Outreach Coordinator, hosts 143 free financial education workshops throughout Commonwealth communities in the third quarter of 2012.

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Don’t Allow This Halloween to Be a Financial Nightmare

(Boston, MA) October 16, 2012 | Between costumes, decorations, and party expenses, Halloween can stretch a tight budget to the breaking point – but it doesn’t have to. Here, American Consumer Credit Counseling shares five easy tips to help consumers save money on Halloween essentials.

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American Consumer Credit Counseling and Boston Brain Tumor Society Raised over $500,000 at 5K Walk in Boston

(Boston, MA) October 14, 2012 | Leading non-profit debt management organization contributed to the fight against brain tumors with sponsorship and team fundraising

On Saturday October 13th, hundreds of walkers raised over $500,000 to support the National Brain Tumor Society at the 3rd Annual Boston Brain Tumor Walk. For the second consecutive year American Consumer Credit Counseling served as a leading sponsor of the event, which took place at Carson Beach in South Boston.

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Majority of Consumers have Found Reporting Errors on their Credit Report, According to American Consumer Credit Counseling Survey

(Boston, MA) September 5, 2012 | ACCC surveys of budget-conscious Americans finds that 87 percent of consumers have experienced some form of error on their credit report potentially hurting their ability to borrow.

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Most Consumers Are Unsure Where to Find Affordable Financial Counseling, According to Recent Poll

(Boston, MA) August 20th, 2012 | American Consumer Credit Counseling offers low-cost financial guidance for all age groups and hosts dozens of free workshops every month.

Most Americans who are in need of credit counseling are at a loss at how to best obtain it, according to a new web poll. Of the 2,274 survey respondents, 47 percent said they are not seeking professional financial guidance because they don’t know where they can turn for trustworthy help. Another 24 percent said they don’t seek assistance because they don’t think they can afford it. The poll was conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling in July.

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Student Loan Debt Prevents Young Americans from Saving for Retirement and Pursuing Other Financial Goals

(Boston, MA) August 08, 2012 ACCC surveys of budget-conscious Americans finds that consumers aged 25 to 32 are unable to purchase a home and save for retirement because of overwhelming student loan debt.

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Bankruptcy Filings Fall Nationwide in Second Quarter of 2012

(Boston, MA) – August 6, 2012 — Though rates remain high, Massachusetts sees slight drop in claims in first half of 2012. Declaring bankruptcy can provide a fresh start, but often consumers are overwhelmed by the process.

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American Consumer Credit Counseling Provides Free Education and Resources to Help Consumers Combat Inaccurate Information on Credit Reports

(Boston, MA) May 21st, 2012 | With 25 percent of credit reports containing erroneous information, consumers need to be aware of how to efficiently correct these mistakes.

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ACCC Announces Five Tips for a Budget Friendly Summer Vacation

(Boston, MA) June 26, 2012 | Don’t let the slow economy impact your summer travel this year. Follow these five financially-savvy tips to ensure a debt-free vacation.

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American Consumer Credit Counseling Provides Free Budgeting Education as Part of state-sponsored money conference

(Boston, MA) May 21st, 2012 Non-profit consumer debt counseling agency to provide critical education to consumers on budgeting tools and improving their financial habits.

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Many Americans still held back by low credit scores

(Boston, MA) April 02, 2012 | Few can qualify for best rates on mortgages and car loans, according to ACCC poll. 2 in 5 surveyed have sub-prime credit.  Large numbers don’t know their score at all.

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American Consumer Credit Counseling Furthers Commitment to Strengthening Financial Education Among Massachusetts Consumers

(Boston, MA) March 30, 2012 | Leading national debt counseling non-profit hosts more than 178 financial education workshops throughout Commonwealth communities in the first quarter of 2012.

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American Consumer Credit Counseling Launches Innovative Corporate Wellness Program

(Boston, MA) March 29, 2012 | Leading non-profit debt management organization encourages employees to increase awareness of positive health behaviors and make healthy lifestyle changes.

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Budget Conscious Consumers to Use 2012 Refund to Improve Finances and Pay Off Debt

(Boston, MA) March 1, 2012 | Latest American Consumer Credit Counseling poll suggest economic concerns remain high and that many Americans will use their tax refund to lower debt and pay off bills.

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American Consumer Credit Counseling to Exhibit at American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Forum at Suffolk University Law School

(Boston, MA) January 10, 2012 | American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) announced today that the Newton-based non-profit will be attending the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Northeast Consumer Winter Forum, to be held at the Suffolk University Law School in Boston on Monday, January 16th.

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American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a not-for-profit agency that offers credit counseling, housing counseling and other financial services to individuals and consumers nationwide. ACCC also offers a home buyers class and first time home buyer guide that provide help for first time home buyers as well as consumers getting back into the real estate market. ACCC's homebuyer education course provides comprehensive education and home buying tips on everything from choosing a realtor to closing on a new home. Available online and on mobile devices, ACCC's first time home buyer course provides a certification necessary to qualify and close on certain types of mortgage loans. ACCC also offers reverse mortgage info, including details on qualifying for a reverse mortgage and answers to questions like "What is a reverse mortgage?" and "How do reverse mortgages work?"

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