Since the early 1990s, California has experienced its fair share of financial problems, including expensive public works projects, unfulfilled pension promises and unemployment funds owing to the federal government. According to a task force estimate, California’s debt ranged anywhere from $167 billion to $335 billion, and the strain on the state’s finances is symbolic of the struggles that its residents face every day.
The cost of living in San Diego is 64% more than the national average while housing is a 178% above the national average. According to gasbuddy.com, you can expect to pay $3.70 for a gallon of gas in San Diego, which is 4.5% above the California average of $3.54 and 40% above the national average of $2.64. Such expenses can inevitably pose a strain on resident’s personal finances and they may need the help of a debt assistance program.
American Consumer Credit Counseling is a nonprofit organization that offers credit counseling services, debt management services and financial education to consumers nationwide. With branches in various parts of the country, as well as certification to do business in all 50 states, ACCC aims to help San Diego residents manage their credit card debt and gain financial peace of mind.
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