ACCC Provides State House Interns With Financial Education

In a collaborative effort between American Consumer Credit Counseling and credit unions across the state, Interns learn valuable money-management skills for the real world

Boston, MA – August 6, 2015

ACCC state house financial educationAmerican Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) partnered with credit unions across the state to teach students about budgeting and financial decision making at the second annual Scholars & Cents: A Reality Fair for State House Legislative.  The day-long fair was attended by roughly 70 interns on July 14th at the Massachusetts State House.

Through lectures, teamwork stations, and discussions, interns had the unique opportunity to engage in presentations based on identity theft, budgeting and credit and money management.

“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to attend the reality fair for the second year,” said Matthew Paradise, Chairman of Boston Reality Fair Committee and Education Team. “In a world where student debt is inevitable, events such as these are essential so that students can learn the importance of budgeting and financial decision making.”

Scholars & Cents is a reality fair designed for State House Legislative Interns with the objective of teaching important money management skills for the real world.

The second annual fair was a collaborative effort between national nonprofit ACCC, the Massachusetts Treasurer’s Office, the Massachusetts Credit Union League, Mass Bay Credit Union, Metro Credit Union and City of Boston Credit Union.

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

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