Overspending ends in debt for Donna

Client Profile: Donna G.

Ask Donna G. how she got into debt, and she’ll give you a two-word answer: “Stupid stuff.”

“Stupid stuff is all I can say I was spending on,” she says. “I wish to God I had never let these credit card companies talk me into getting these cards because it was horrible, horrible.”

But Donna is debt free and has turned her horrible situation into a positive?

“Upon making my final payment, I said, ?Hallelujah, praise the Lord, Amen!’ Every time I called Consolidated Credit, I didn’t have to stay on hold for 30 minutes like other places. The staff is very friendly, and if I had a question or a problem, they were very informative. Consolidated Credit is wonderful, and I would recommend it to anyone going through a debt crisis.”

How did Donna celebrate her freedom from debt? Very simply?

“My husband and I went out and had a nice dinner.”

Then she laid down the law to her husband?

“I banned my husband from spending the kind of money he thought he had to spend on our grown children,” she says. “They’re grownups now and we don’t need to spend a $1,000 on Christmas. That’s outrageous.”

Would she have done anything differently?

“If I could do anything differently, I would only get one card for emergencies and never ever get more than one,” she says. “I don’t know whether or not you can, but I would set the limit to where it could not be raised any higher.”

Like Donna, do you have nothing to show for your swiping?

Don’t let credit card debt drive you to the point where you’re spending so much so that you can’t keep track of what you’re spending on. Credit card spending is big business here in the US and consumers have taken this buy now pay later to a whole other level. In fact, Transunion reports that the average credit card debt per borrower is currently $5,325. The average credit card debt per U.S. household is $15,270 reports nerdwallet. In addition, creditcards.com says the average APR on credit cards with a balance on it is 13.11 percent.

Still, it’s never too late to stop and take stock of your spending. If you need help developing a solid financial plan, call , our certified credit counselors are standing by to help you. You may also request a free Debt & Budget Analysis online.

"We are really proud to recommend Consolidated Credit" Kathleen Cannon, President & CEO of United Way of Broward County. Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. is pleased to announce our partnership with the United Way as a United Way Chairman’s Circle Organization.

"We are really proud to recommend Consolidated Credit" Kathleen Cannon, President & CEO of United Way of Broward County. Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. is pleased to announce our partnership with the United Way as a United Way Chairman’s Circle Organization.

All Consolidated Credit counselors are certified personal financial counselors (CFC) We've helped 5 million people get out of debt! Call us today and see what we can do for you.

Consolidated Credit is honored to receive the 2012 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Nonprofit Organization of the Year award. The EIFLE awards acknowledge innovation, dedication and the commitment of organizations that support financial literacy education worldwide. See what Consolidated Credit can do for you.

Consolidated Credit is honored to receive the 2012 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Nonprofit Organization of the Year award. The EIFLE awards acknowledge innovation, dedication and the commitment of organizations that support financial literacy education worldwide. See what Consolidated Credit can do for you.

The National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling are a set of guidelines for quality homeownership and counseling services. Industry professionals who adopt these standards can be trusted to provide consistent, high quality advice.
Click here to learn more.

Consolidated Credit Consulting Services, Inc. has been verified as the owner or operator of the Web site located at www.consolidatedcredit.org. Official records confirm Consolidated Credit Consulting Services, Inc. as a valid business. Call us today and see what we can do for you.

Consolidated Credit is a Certified ISO 9001 company, as verified through Bureau Veritas Certification.

Time tested and customer trusted. Consolidated Credit Counseling Services has been a BBB Accredited Business since 1998 and has a current A+ rating. Call us today and see what we can do for you.

View the Consolidatedcredit.org review status

Time tested and customer trusted. Consolidated Credit Counseling Services has been a BBB Accredited Business since 1998 and has a current A+ rating. Call us today and see what we can do for you.

View the Consolidatedcredit.org review status

Consolidated Credit is proud to be an ANAB accredited member. Accreditation by a recognized and respected body such as ANAB ensures the impartiality and competence of our company. To see what we can do for you, give us a call.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. Consolidated Credit is proud to be a member of HUD and also part of the Hope Now Alliance.

You can save!

With this amount of debt, you'd pay around $xx.xx on a DMP.

FREE Debt Consultation