June 23, 2017
For many, the thought of living without credit cards can bring on anxiety. Linda P. among them. Carrying $17,000 in credit debt, she knew something had to give in order to get on the right financial path. Consolidated Credit’s debt management program helped her get out of debt and helped her realize that living without credit cards isn’t as terrifying as she once thought.
June 16, 2017
A new report from www.GetHearth.com shows Millennials may avoid traditional financing methods that are vastly more affordable. Home renovation projects can be an exciting chance to freshen up the look of your abode. But the novelty can wear off quickly if things get complicated or you start to go over budget. That’s especially true if […]
March 14, 2017
Debt Sucks and often getting out is no easy feat. But Leslie Tayne Attorney–Debt Therapist and author of a new book, “Life and Debt–a fresh approach to achieving financial wellness,” says learning to love your debt is the first step to getting rid of it. That’s exactly what she did and is now sharing tips and strategies to help you (and me) on our journeys out of debt.
January 13, 2017
Medical debt is wreaking havoc on the financial health of many Americans. And it’s not only the uninsured. Which begs the question, “Why are insured Americans still struggling with bills?” This infographic explores how out-of-pocket health care costs have become a leading cause of America’s debt and credit problems and offers tips for finding relief.
November 4, 2016
There are numerous reasons why we may fall into problems with debt. For Althea, it was repairs to her floor and what she calls “material foolishness.” But regardless of the reason or reasons for her $20,000 credit card debt, Consolidated Credit helped her achieve freedom from debt.
August 19, 2016
Ilma had always suffered with back pains but her plans to exit the workforce came much sooner than expected. Blindsided, she was forced to leave the job she loved, which cut down her income. Without the regular paychecks, Ilma used credit cards to cover daily expenses like food. Burdened, she reached out to a company that had helped her niece get out of debt. Consolidated Credit helped Ilma too.
August 5, 2016
The Rio Summer Olympic games are here. While many will sit this one out for whatever reason or reasons, others will brave the Zika virus alarm to be there in person. But whether you’re traveling to Rio or watching the games from the comfort of your own home, it’s important to budget carefully to avoid overspending and debt. Check out this Infographic by Consolidated Credit for what you need to know about enjoying this year’s games without busting your budget.
July 29, 2016
The stress and strain of debt can potentially ruin anyone’s mental health. As a mental health counselor, Paula sees people suffer emotionally all the time. Consumed with debt, she found herself suffering emotionally and reached out to a different company for help. But instead of helping her, they stole from her. Consolidated Credit achieved for Paula what the other company couldn’t – freedom from debt.
July 15, 2016
Mark C. filed for bankruptcy in 2004. Fast forward to a couple years and Mark would find himself drowning in credit card debt. Adamant on not going down the bankruptcy route a second time, he opted for credit counseling and reached out to Consolidated Credit for help. See how the debt management program helped Mark avert bankruptcy and get a fresh start.
July 1, 2016
Esther D. grew up in a frugal household. She remembers the only time she got to wear ‘new’ clothes was on the first day of school. On other days Esther donned hand-me-downs from her older siblings – a memory she said led to $32,000 in credit card debt problem as an adult. Consolidated Credit helped her gain freedom from debt and regain control of her finances.
June 29, 2016
Manhattan couples spend an average of $76,328 on weddings, while Long Islanders spend of $55,327. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your wedding day a memorable one. Here are a few tips you can use to make your wedding an elegant occasion to remember, without breaking the bank and starting your marriage in debt.
June 17, 2016
These days the average college student graduates with an average of over $30,000 in student loans – much higher than the $450 your grandparents or parent paid to attend Yale in 1940. This week Visual News got wind of an Infographic Consolidated Credit created comparing generational debt and listed ours among the top 100 Best Education Infographics List. Check it out.
June 10, 2016
Debt problems can consume our thoughts and throw us off our focus. Susie can attest. Coming home from work one day, Susie was so distracted by her debt problems that she forgot to put the car in park before exiting. As her life flashed before her eyes, so did the bills, more bills. Consolidated Credit helped Susie regain focus and control of her finances.
May 27, 2016
To mark Memorial Day Weekend, we’re featuring a profile of a Consolidated Credit client – an Iraq War Veteran who came home with PTSD to face serious problems with credit card debt. Veterans often struggle to get ahead after transitioning to civilian life. Here’s on Veteran’s story of triumph.
May 26, 2016
Using a personal loan to consolidate credit card debt gives you an easy do-it-yourself way to lower payments and reduce interest rates on high interest credit card debt. A Miss Money Bee writer walks you through her personal experience with a debt consolidation loan so you have a better idea of what to expect.