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December Newsletter: Settling the Score – Credit Counseling vs. Debt Settlement

Less than 10%. That’s how many consumers that try a debt settlement program complete it successfully. It’s a difficult number to wrap your head around. On the flip side, a recent NFCC study found that 75% of consumers that used credit counseling reported that they were paying their debts more consistently. Additionally, two-thirds of these…

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9 Essential Budgeting Practices You Might Not Be Following

9 Essential Budgeting Practices You Might Not Be Following Christmas decorations are already hitting the shelves. Combine that with Thanksgiving and the fact that Halloween has surpassed Easter as the Number 2 most expensive holiday for families and you’ve run into the trifecta of budget busters…..The Holidays.   A great way to approach these impending events is…

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Our Homes, Our Voices

In the coming fiscal year, caps on federal discretionary spending will be about $3 billion less than the year before. This means that without an increase in the spending caps, Congress will have to cut funding for discretionary programs, meaning affordable housing programs administered by the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Agriculture are…

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Decoding Debt Settlement

Decoding Debt Settlement Debt settlement companies promise to “reduce debt up to 70 percent,” “negotiate with creditors,” and “help avoid bankruptcy.” Their promises sound too good to be true. The truth is that while debt settlement agencies sometimes accomplish what they promise, it comes with a price. Debt settlement is a form of debt arbitration.…

LEADING THE WAY THROUGH HOUSING COUNSELING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact Alex Minton Credit Advisors Foundation 402-514-3302 alex@creditadvisors.org   LEADING THE WAY THROUGH HOUSING COUNSELING Credit Advisors Foundation receives 65% of Nebraska’s 2017 HUD Grants and projects a 40% increase in agency services.   Omaha, NE – July 7, 2017 –.The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced their latest…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact Alex Minton Credit Advisors Foundation 402-514-3302 alex@creditadvisors.org   CREDIT ADVISORS FOUNDATION RECEIVES $10,000 WELLS FARGO GRANT TO FUND PARTNERSHIP WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Omaha, Neb. – July 5, 2017 – Credit Advisors Foundation (CAF) is honored to receive a $10,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation to fund a…

Credit Crash Course

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact Alex Minton Credit Advisors Foundation 402-514-3302 alex@creditadvisors.org   FREE FINANCIAL EDUCATION CLASSES THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF JULY Omaha, NE – June 29, 2017 – Credit Advisors Foundation is hosting a free four week financial crash course at the Millard Library Branch in July. WHO: Michaela Harper, Director of Community Education,…

Credit Advisors Foundation Announces Support of FinHealthMatters Day June 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact Alex Minton Credit Advisors Foundation 402-514-3302 alex@creditadvisors.org   Credit Advisors Foundation Announces Support of FinHealthMatters Day June 27 As 46% of Americans struggle financially, Credit Advisors Foundation joins nonprofit Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) in drawing attention to the state of Americans’ financial health Omaha, NE – June 27,…

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How to know when to stage a credit intervention

How to know when to stage a credit intervention When a person’s financial actions are causing harm, it may be time to step in By Erica Sandberg  |  Published: May 1, 2017 When someone close to you is making one destructive financial decision after another, it may be time to stage a credit intervention. An intervention that focuses on…

CAF Elects New Board Member Judy Davis

For Immediate Release Contact: Sam Hohman Phone:  402-514-3333 Monday, April 25, 2017                                                                                                                               shohman@creditadvisors.org   *****PRESS RELEASE***** Credit Advisors Foundation Elects New Board Member Judy Davis   Omaha, NE – Credit Advisors Foundation is proud to announce the election of Judy A. Davis to our Board of Directors.   Ms. Davis is an…

Credit Advisors Foundation Addresses Financial Challenges Faced by Military Families

  For Immediate Release Contact: Anissa Schultz Attn: Military, Consumer and Financial Reporters Phone:  402-514-3301 Monday, February 27, 2017                                                                                                              anissa@creditadvisors.org   *****PRESS RELEASE***** Credit Advisors Foundation Addresses Financial Challenges Faced by Military Families Active duty military, veterans and their families battle debt with support. Omaha, NE – Each year at this time, Credit…