accc on social mediaIn today’s day and age, nearly everyone is on social media in some way or another. American Consumer Credit Counseling is no different. ACCC is proud to be on several social media platforms. We are dedicated to sharing resources and information in our efforts to engage and education consumers. Like, tweet, pin and share with ACCC.

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cost of groceriesWith many Americans vowing to pay off credit card debt as well as shedding some pounds, sometimes it seems impossible to do both. There are plenty of healthy, cost effective ways to make sure you’re getting the right kind of nutrients while saving a few bucks. People often affiliate eating healthy with spending more money, but that’s not necessarily the case. Follow these simple, cardinal rules to keep your waistline and budget on track.  [click to continue…]

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3 Confusing Financial Terms Explained

January 21, 2015
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With so many financial terms out there, it can be very intimidating trying to navigate the best path for you and your family. Sometimes the jargon and the details become too overwhelming to attempt or they have a misleading reputation to start with. Don’t miss out on an opportunity because of a little misinformation. APR, reverse mortgage [...]

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Tuesday Tip: Inexpensive Stress Relief

January 20, 2015
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As you may have read in one of our previous post about Financial Fears, more than half of consumers in a recent survey said that they worry about their finances every single day. Despite increasing consumer confidence, the majority of people are still feeling stress about their financial situations. So how can these consumers reduce their [...]

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Get Organized: Money Lessons for Kids

January 16, 2015
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Have you been wondering about when and how to teach your kids about money? As part of National Get Organized Month, ACCC wants to encourage parents, guardians and teachers to get organized to teach those important money lessons to kids. We have outlined the core financial concepts for each age group below to help you on your [...]

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Second Semester Student Budgeting Tips

January 15, 2015
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The new year is here and we’re already halfway through January. With the arrival of spring semester for students, this provides a great opportunity for a fresh start. But with new classes, parties, and the endless all-nighters, thinking about financial responsibility sometimes takes a back seat. Did you know a recent poll unveiled that only [...]

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How to Dispute Credit Report Errors

January 14, 2015
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The Fair Credit Reporting Act was enacted in 1971, giving consumers the right to know what information is in their credit report, and to dispute any errors. Why would you want to know what’s in your credit report? Because that information will be used to determine your qualification for things like loans and credit cards, [...]

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Better Habits for Better Finances

January 14, 2015
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Maybe New Year’s Resolutions aren’t your thing, but you still want to make improvements in your life. Simply altering bad habits into good habits can make a big difference, especially when it comes to personal finances. If you are looking for how to get rid of debt, adopting some of these habits can help you on your way. Here [...]

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Tuesday Tip: Traveling With Your Credit Card

January 13, 2015
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Winter is in full swing and, across the country, consumers are starting to think about vacations. Maybe it’s to the mountains. Maybe it’s to the beaches. Maybe it’s to an amusement park. No matter what destination is on the itinerary, it’s important to take a few steps to protect your credit card before you travel. Check [...]

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20 Steps to Financial Health

January 12, 2015
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You can’t achieve financial fitness overnight. As with any worthwhile goal, it takes time, dedication, and persistence. ACCC has put together a helpful guide book outlining some steps you can take towards better financial management. This booklet is designed to provide an overview of the essential steps to achieve lifelong financial health, from getting organized [...]

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