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Nonprofits and Businesses Provide State House Interns with Financial Education

American Consumer Credit Counseling and other organizations joined 90 interns for the 4th Annual State House Legislative Intern Reality Fair in Boston.


Annual Reality Fair for State House interns

(Boston, MA) – August 11, 2017– National nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling partnered with the Massachusetts Jump$tart Coalition, City of Boston Credit Union, Mass Bay Credit Union, and Metro Credit Union to sponsor the 4th annual Reality Fair for State House interns on Thursday, July 27. Ninety interns, consisting of freshman in high school to college students and post grads, participated in the event that focused on responsible financial decision making.

“We are honored to have been part of the 4th annual reality fair at the Massachusetts State House,” said Steve Trumble, President, and CEO of American Consumer Credit Counseling, based in Newton, MA. “It is imperative that students are introduced to real life examples so that they can be prepared and aware of how to live their best financial lives in the future.”

American Consumer Credit Counseling’s Matt Paradise, education and development team leader and trainer, and Clete Thomas, certified credit & housing counselor and community outreach coordinator, engaged the interns on a variety of issues. This included discussions on how individuals can protect themselves from identity theft, the importance of budgeting and preparing for the financial future.

The goal of the Reality Fair is to provide financial education for students through lectures, teamwork stations, and discussions so that young people have the opportunity to learn about budgeting, spending and managing their finances. During the event, participants were given a financial profile and spent the afternoon making financial decisions about housing, transportation, investments, credit cards and student loans.

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 through credit counseling, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling and financial education concerning debt solutions. To help consumers reach their goal of debt relief, ACCC provides a range of free consumer personal finance resources on a variety of topics including budgeting, credit and debt management, student loan assistance, youth and money, homeownership, identity theft, senior living, and retirement. Consumers can use ACCC’s worksheets, videos, calculators, and blog articles to make the best possible decisions regarding their financial future. ACCC holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®). For more information or to access free financial education resources, log on to or visit  

 American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) provides non-profit credit counseling, financial education, debt relief consolidation and debt reduction services for consumers nationwide. We offer free credit counseling to help individuals and families learn how to pay down credit card debt and how to eliminate debt altogether. As an alternative to expensive unsecured debt consolidation programs for settling credit card debt, our debt management programs help consumers pay off debts and manage credit card debt more quickly by consolidating payments. We also offer debt negotiation services to help reduce finance charges and interest rates. And our financial education services show consumer how to manage money more effectively and how to get rid of credit card debt more quickly – usually in five years or less.

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