Businesses and Nonprofits Provide State House Interns With Financial Education

In a collaborative effort between American Consumer Credit Counseling and the Massachusetts Credit Union League, Interns learn valuable money-management skills for the real world

Boston, MA – August 12, 2014

Scholars And Cents  2American Consumer Credit Counseling partnered with the Massachusetts Credit Union League and MassSaves to host Scholars & Cents: A Reality Fair for State House Legislative Interns last week. Scholars and Cents provides an opportunity to address the dire need for financial education for students in Massachusetts. Through lectures, teamwork stations, and discussions, interns had the unique opportunity to learn about spending, budgeting and managing their finances based on future career choices and lifestyle decisions.

The daylong event began with an address by Chairman of Boston Reality Fair Committee and Education Team, Matthew Paradise. Teams of interns then moved throughout the Fair visiting each “station” or table as a group discussing and making decisions regarding a specific budget item.  Expert matter specialists from the ACCC, Massachusetts Credit Union League, Massachusetts Treasurer’s Office, Mass Bay Credit Union, Metro Credit Union, and City of Boston Credit Unions were stationed to guide discussion and assist interns in making their budget decisions.

ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization, that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to consumers nationwide in need of financial literacy education and money management. For more information, contact ACCC:

  • For credit counseling call 800-769-3571
  • For bankruptcy counseling. call 866-826-6924
  • For housing counseling, call 866-826-7180
  • Or visit us online at

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About American Consumer Credit Counseling

American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a nonprofit credit counseling 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial management and debt relief through education, credit counseling, and debt management solutions. ACCC provides individuals with practical debt solutions for solving financial problems and recognizes that consumers’ financial difficulties are often not the result of poor spending habits, but more frequently from extenuating circumstances beyond their control. As one of the nation’s leading providers of financial education  and credit counseling services, ACCC’s certified credit advisors work with consumers to help them determine the best plan of action to get out of debt  and regain financial stability. ACCC holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies. For more information or to access free financial education resources, log on to or visit