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ACCC Asks Millennials: “Do You Know How To Use Credit Responsibly?”

Boston, MA – May 10, 2020 Although the thought of acquiring credit card debt can be intimidating, credit cards can be useful financial tools if utilized properly. Credit cards are an effective way to start the process of building credit – particularly for millennials who eventually want to purchase larger items such as homes or cars.

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ACCC Helps Millennials Become Financially Literate

Boston, MA – December 21, 2017 Understanding basic money management skills are extremely important for Millennials’ long-term financial stability and success. Strong financial literacy means understanding concepts such as budgeting, checking and savings accounts, credit, and investments and the most beneficial ways to spend your money.

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ACCC Helps Millennials Rebuild Their Credit

Boston, MA – December 13, 2017 It is important that Millennials are aware of how they can rebuild their credit should they find themselves trying to recover from a financial challenge or misstep. Although these missteps cannot be instantly deleted, national nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) provides Millennials with steps they can take to improve their credit to help achieve a stronger financial future.

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ACCC Helps Millennials Budget For Emergencies

Boston, MA – November 30, 2017 One of the most effective ways Millennials can protect themselves from a financial crisis is to have an emergency fund in place. In order to prevent Millennials from getting caught off guard due to unexpected expenses, national nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling has provided emergency savings starter tips.

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ACCC Provides Tips For Millennials Preparing To Buy A Home

Boston, MA – November 17, 2017 Purchasing a home is one of the most significant financial investments Millennials will make in their lifetime. Although it can be an intimidating and complicated process, with the right preparation and research, buying a home can be manageable.

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ACCC Asks Millennials: “Are You Saving Enough For Retirement?”

Boston, MA – October 31, 2017 In response to World Savings Day, national nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling explains the importance of saving and provides consumers with helpful tips on how to save. World Savings Day was created in 1924 to increase public awareness of the importance of saving and how this concept is critical to individual and overall economic security.

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ACCC Provides Retirement Strategies For Millennials

Boston, MA – October 27, 2017 Retirement may seem like light-years away for most Millennials, but the earlier they start planning, the better off they will be. Being aware of different savings and investment options is the best way Millennials can ensure they are saving enough for retirement.

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Boston, MA – October 11, 2017 Many Millennials struggle to build their credit. If Millennials are not improving their credit, they often can’t access the lowest interest rates which can limit financial opportunities such buying a house or car.

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Dracut Woman Earns High Civilian Honor

Dracut, MA – October 2, 2017 – By Amaris Castillo A Dracut woman has received the fourth highest public service decoration that the United States Department of the Army can award to a civilian.

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Can Consolidating Debt Help Your Credit Score?

September 22, 2017 You know you need to be careful about taking on too many loans but it already happened and now you’re not sure what to do. You’re wondering if there’s anything you can do to fix your debt problems and improve your credit score.

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Your 20 Steps To Financial Health

Boston, MA – September 13, 2017 Financial fitness isn’t achieved overnight. Establishing a healthy financial lifestyle takes time, knowledge and dedication. Now American Consumer Credit Counseling is offering a guide to help consumers achieve better financial health.

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American Consumer Credit Counseling Achieves National Accreditation

Boston, MA – September 12, 2017 American Consumer Credit Counseling has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). American Consumer Credit Counseling provides the following services: credit counseling, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling and financial education concerning debt solutions.

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Four Helpful Programs For Consumers Facing Financial Trouble

Boston, MA – September 6, 2017 Too often, a great deal of Americans struggling to manage financial difficulties aren’t aware of vital resources that can help them achieve a healthy financial future. Credit counseling, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling, and financial education are all programs that can be tailored toward each consumer’s particular financial situation.

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American Consumer Credit Counseling Shows Consumers How To Save By Cutting Back On Unnecessary Spending

Boston, MA – August 24, 2017 Creating a budget can help consumers see how much they are spending and areas they can cut back to save more. It is not always easy, but there are many different ways that consumers can cut back on unnecessary spending. In an effort to support our consumers, national nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling has created a list of tips to help consumers save.

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Checking Account Vs Savings Accounts – The Pros And Cons

Boston, MA – July 25, 2017 Checking and savings accounts, often considered the most basic financial tools, are also incredibly beneficial to the average consumer in everyday life. Checking accounts help consumers pay bills and savings accounts are more suited to protect money for the future.

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ACCC Shares Tips On Shopping For Home Equity Loans

Boston, MA – June 28, 2017 Every day consumers are faced with crucial decisions they may not know enough about, including those related to the lending and borrowing process. An uneducated consumer shopping for a loan has the potential to make a wrong decision that has long-term effects, particularly when it comes to home equity loans.

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ACCC Shares Tips On How Consumers Can Avoid Identify Scams

Boston, MA – May 23, 2017 Each year millions of Americans have their identity stolen. It can take months and sometimes even years before a consumer’s name and credit are back in good standing. With all the inventive ways scammers have developed to steal one’s identity, the best tool to help prevent becoming a victim of identity theft is to be informed about how to spot scams before it’s too late.

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New Survey: 55 Percent Of Consumers Admit Expenses Exceed Income

Boston, MA – May 16, 2017 When living a financially healthy life, it is important that consumers take steps to avoid situations where their expenses routinely exceed their income. According to a recent survey from American Consumer Credit Counseling, 55 percent of consumers admit that their expenses exceed their income.

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ACCC On How To Claim Your Tax Deductions

Boston, MA – April 17, 2017 Everyone wants more money in their pocket. When filing federal tax returns it is easy to miss out on simple ways of saving money. Tax deductions allow consumers to lower their taxable income and pay less in taxes.

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What Kids Need To Know About Money

April 17, 2017 – By Sarah D. Young It's never too early to teach your kids how to save and spend money wisely, experts say. Teaching kids about money and key economic concepts can set the stage for a more financially secure adulthood.

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ACCC Provides Resources For Teaching Kids About Money

Boston, MA – April 12, 2017 As part of National Financial Literacy Month, national nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling is aiming to help kids learn about finances at an early age. Developing good financial habits and responsibility at an early age will benefit kids well into adulthood.

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ACCC Provides Tips For Teaching Kids About Money

Boston, MA – April 3, 2017 In honor of National Financial Literacy Month, American Consumer Credit Counseling wants to help parents talk to their kids about money. It is never too early or too late to start teaching children about the importance of good financial habits.

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The Best And Worst Ways To Use A Personal Loan

February 28, 2017 – By Jessica Walrack Borrowing money isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it can be very helpful in some situations. You can build your credit, purchase something you need, and arrange payments you can afford.

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ACCC Launches New Video Series On How To Pay Back Student Loans

Boston, MA – January 23, 2017 National nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling launched a new, three-part video series on how to repay student loans. The videos take consumers through a variety of options that are available when it comes to paying back student loans so that they can most effectively manage their debt.

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New Survey: Just Eight Percent Of Consumers Admit To Being Savers

Boston, MA – January 18, 2017 January 18, 2017 – Only 8 percent of consumers identify as being “savers,” according to a recent survey by national non-profit American Consumer Credit Counseling. More than half of respondents (58 percent) say they try to save but “splurge on the right thing,” and 34 percent admit to being “spenders.”

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8 Ways To Improve Your Credit Health In 2017

December 30, 2016 – By Mike Cetera One of the problems with New Year’s resolutions is that they don’t come with an instruction manual. I want to lose weight. I want to pay down debt. I want to live life to the fullest. OK, how? That’s the problem I hope to solve here. I asked a number of personal finance pros to weigh in on how to keep or build good credit in 2017.

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