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2018 Press Releases


ACCC Offers Seven Tips to Make Ends Meet on a Limited Budget

(Boston, MA) – February 22, 2018 – It’s not uncommon for consumers to have a hard time making ends meet on a tight budget. In some cases, the income they are earning each month is not enough to cover necessities, let alone luxuries.

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ACCC Debunks Common Credit Card Myths

(Boston, MA) – February 16, 2018 – Although most Americans have at least one credit card in their wallet, there is a good chance they do not fully understand how to use it responsibly. There is a constant flow of misinformation about how to use a credit card when to pay bills, and if consumers should even have a credit card.

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ACCC Works to Reduce Recidivism with Financial Education Program at Massachusetts Correctional Facilities

(Boston, MA) – February 12, 2018– To reduce recidivism (the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend) and improve the prospects of offenders reentering into the community, American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) has provided financial education classes to Massachusetts inmates since 2011.

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New Survey: Consumers’ Top Financial Goal for 2018 is to Pay Down Debt

(Boston, MA) – February 12, 2018 – Seventy percent of consumers say that paying down debt is their top financial resolution for 2018, according to a new survey by American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC). This is true across every generation – baby boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials.

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ACCC Offers Five Tips for a Frugal, But Fun Valentine’s Day

(Boston, MA) – January 31, 2018– As Valentine’s Day nears, many consumers have started thinking about the perfect gift or activity for their significant other. If you are on a tight budget, an extravagant day with that special someone can be stressful.

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ACCC Highlights the Most Important Financial Mistakes to Avoid

(Boston, MA) – January 21, 2018 – When it comes to protecting finances, it is critical for consumers to avoid major mistakes that can impact them down the road. In an effort to help consumers live a healthy financial life, national nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) discusses important financial mistakes to avoid.

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ACCC Explains Important Financial Terms Every Consumer Should Know

(Boston, MA) – January 17, 2018 – Understanding basic financial terms is key to living a healthy financial life. Sometimes important financial terms can be overwhelming or misleading and make it hard for consumers to navigate the best financial path. 

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ACCC Offers Important Financial Resolution Tips for Millennials

(Boston, MA) – January 11, 2018 – The New Year is a perfect time for Millennials to take a step back and review their current finances and consider goals for 2018. It’s essential for Millennials to create a plan and utilize their resolutions to improve their financial well-being.

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American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a nonprofit debt relief agency offering consolidated credit counseling and consumer debt solutions. If you have debt to consolidate, we can help you consolidate credit without taking a loan or paying high fees like some debt management companies charge. A fair, effective debt reduction service, our debt management program simplifies your payment responsibilities and often results in reduced interest rates from your creditors. As a leading national debt consolidation firm, ACCC has also been approved by the Department of Justice to provide credit counseling for bankruptcy both the pre-bankruptcy credit counseling certificate and the post-bankruptcy debtor education.

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