Ask The Experts: Family Finance

When family member and money mix, there’s always a risk of trouble. We’re here to help you navigate effectively.

From merging finances when you get married to whether you should loan money to family members or your kids, we cover the entire spectrum of potential financial challenges that you can run into when it comes to family and your household finances. With the right strategy, you can reach your goals together and avoid the common pitfalls many families face when making tough financial choices.

Below you’ll find answers to all of the questions we’ve received related to personal finance and family. If you don’t find the information you need or have a follow up you need to ask on a specific topic, let us know! Complete the form to the right to ask your question or, if you prefer, call us now at to speak with a certified credit counselor directly.

    • Helping family financially can put relationships at risk

      When family members are in need, our first instinct is to help in any way we can, but when it comes to money, helping those in need can often put relationships at risk. We help you weigh the pros and cons of lending money to family members.

    • Make sure to take care and close joint accounts after divorce

      Couples often merge their finances with joint accounts after marriage, but what happens to those accounts if you get divorced? Learn how to protect your interests and your credit when it comes to closing out joint accounts you had with an ex.

    • Find the right balance of financial perspectives in your relationship

      When couples come together, they don’t always see eye to eye on how to manage money effectively. We help you understand how to marry different financial perspectives so you can avoid financial fights and work together to reach your goals.

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"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.

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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.

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