2017 News Archive

March 2017

Best and worst credit scores for 2017

Keeping Up with the Jones’ Credit Scores

Mar 24, 2017 |

WalletHub released this year’s best and worst cities in America based on credit scores. How does your credit score compare to your neighbors?

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Student loan default rate piles up

Student Loan Default Rate Skyrockets

Mar 20, 2017 |

Roughly 3,000 borrowers per day default on their federal student loans. We tell you how to avoid being another statistic in the student loan default rate.

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Most Americans have too much credit card debt

3 Ways to Tell America Has Too Much Credit Card Debt

Mar 17, 2017 |

Most Americans are carrying what experts refer to as unsustainable debt. We offer 3 ways you can tell that America has too much credit card debt.

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Statute of limitations on debt collection

Statute of Limitations on Debt

Mar 13, 2017 |

Arizona increased the statute of limitation on debt collections for credit card debt. Learn about the debt clock and when it starts where you live.

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Credit card debt decreases in January but overall debt remains high

Credit Card Debt Decreases in January

Mar 10, 2017 |

A Federal Reserve report finds consumer credit card debt use declined in January – the first decline we’ve seen since February 2016. Get the full story.

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Winning money mantra video from Ben Schmidt

Consolidated Credit Announces Second Winning Money Mantra Video

Mar 08, 2017 |

Ben Schmidt won the second round of Consolidated Credit’s Money Mantra Video contest with a little help from his money-saving clone. Watch to learn how!

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Join us for a free tax webinar in March!

Save Your Refund

Mar 03, 2017 |

If you plan on getting a tax refund this year from the IRS, chances are high that you will save your refund or use the money for strategic purposes.

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February 2017

Identity theft adapts to move online

Identity Theft Adapts around Smart Cards

Feb 27, 2017 |

As identity theft adapts to get around Smart Chip technology in your credit cards, you need to evolve your identity theft protection measures as well.

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Does your debt scare you?

Does Your Debt Scare You?

Feb 24, 2017 |

Does a debt scare come from the debt itself or from the uncertainty about repayment? A new survey points to the latter. Here's what you can do.

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Get help with delinquent debt

Delinquent Cars and Credit Cards

Feb 20, 2017 |

A new report shows an increase in the number of delinquent auto loans and credit cards. We explain what delinquent debt is and how you can overcome it.

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Don't let debt beat you up

Feeling Debt Shy?

Feb 17, 2017 |

A new survey consumers are feeling debt shy and don’t intend to take on new debt this year as a result. Here’s what to do about the debt you already have.

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Can you feel the financial love in the air?

Where’s the Financial Love?

Feb 13, 2017 |

Ahead of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, we look at some interesting studies that show sharing some financial love may go a long way in cementing a relationship.

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Average credit card APR hits record highs

Is Your Credit Card APR on Par?

Feb 10, 2017 |

Today’s rates are at record highs on new credit cards, but if you haven’t checked your credit card APR lately, your personal rates may be even higher.

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Searching for student loan relief

States Step Up on Student Loan Relief

Feb 06, 2017 |

Amidst the uncertainty of the new administration’s changes to federal student loan relief, more states are stepping up to offer tuition-free education.

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Seniors' student debt: education in exchange for a burden

Seniors’ Student Debt Burden

Feb 03, 2017 |

A new report finds seniors’ student debt burden has more than doubled in the past decade. We explain what seniors can do to eliminate student debt.

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What's your money mantra?

First Money Mantra Video Contest Winner

Feb 01, 2017 |

Consolidated Credit announces the first winner in its Money Mantra Video Contest. Watch the winning video and learn how to make your own mantra to win!

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January 2017

Learn to avoid tax ID theft and IRS imposters

3 Tips for National Tax ID Theft Awareness Week

Jan 30, 2017 |

Consolidated Credit offers 3 easy tips to help you avoid tax ID theft for Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Learn how to protect your SSN and your refund.

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Do you live where it's easy to repay debt?

Do You Live Where It’s Easy to Repay Debt?

Jan 27, 2017 |

Where you live can have a serious impact on your ability to repay debt. Is cost of living a factor that’s keeping you from achieving freedom from debt?

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A good outlook for your financial life

Is Your Financial Life Where You Thought It Would Be?

Jan 23, 2017 |

Roughly 3 in 10 Americans report their financial life is not where they thought it would be starting this year. Here’s what you can do to find stability.

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Find financial freedom with debt consolidation

Will You Live to Be Debt Free?

Jan 20, 2017 |

A new survey finds Americans are optimistic that they will live to be debt free, but savings often takes a back seat to that goal. Here is what you can do.

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The threat of debt collectors looms with past due debt

Feeling the Threat of Debt Collectors

Jan 16, 2017 |

A new report finds one in four consumers felt threatened during a collection call. Here’s what you can do to avoid the threat of debt collectors.

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How Americans make payments (and for how much)

How America Prefers to Make Payments

Jan 13, 2017 |

Although debit cards are used more often, credit cards cover more total cost. Consolidated Credit offers tips to maintain a balanced budget free of debt.

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It's time for a more accessible mortgage market

Mortgage Market Opens for Low-to-Moderate Income Families

Jan 09, 2017 |

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is taking action to help low-to-moderate income families enter the mortgage market even with budget challenges.

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Are You Living in a State of Debt?

Jan 06, 2017 |

A new study by CreditCards.com finds most Americans are living in an unsustainable state of debt when it comes to high interest rate credit card debt.

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Setting financial priorities for the New Year

Setting Financial Priorities in the New Year

Jan 02, 2017 |

We offer 5 pieces of advice for setting financial priorities in 2017, so you can protect your finances from economic volatility and prepare for new laws.

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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.

"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.

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