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CCCS Offers FREE Counseling Services & FREE Virtual Workshops for Financial Literacy Month, Starting April 1st

Call 716-712-2060 or visit www.consumercreditbuffalo.org   The 1-year mark of the COVID 19 pandemic is upon us, and the impact has been heavy on people of all financial levels, particularly lower- and middle-income Americans. The toll of the damage has been vast, and the financial consequences may loom for years to come. Millions of Americans experienced unemployment and job loss for the first time, while many more have experienced hardship causing a range of economic challenges from the depletion of savings, to missing  loan payments, to housing insecurity. April also marks Financial Literacy Month , tax season, and the receipt of the third Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payment; an excellent opportunity to review your finances, gain financial knowledge, and improve your overall financial outlook. Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) announced today that it will offer free credit counseling services for the month of April; which will include “Financial Counseling”, “Financial C

CCCS OF BUFFALO LAUNCHES NEW PROJECT TO HELP PEOPLE TACKLE DEBT EARLIER

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  We know it can be scary to reach out for support. We want community members to know that they are not alone. Without paychecks to cover their bills and emergency funds to fall back on, many Americans have turned to credit to stay afloat. DebtMonsters.org helps community members identify their debt situation and provides helpful next steps   Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo (CCCS) today launched a new project to help community members identify their debt challenge and to access tips, tools, and support. Research conducted by The Ohio State University demonstrates the positive client impact of nonprofit credit counseling . However, community members with debt challenges often reach out for credit counseling when they are already struggling with collections or are facing utilities shut off or even eviction. A better time for people to reach out is when they are making payments, but those payments are not measurably bringing down their balances . “ Our counsel

Helping America Achieve a Debt Free Future!

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The COVID-19 Pandemic has led to hardships for our neighbors, communities and our nation. Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) continues to focus on coaching people through personal financial struggles and placing them on a path to achieve their short term and long term financial goals. CCCS took a pause on our expansion plans to focus on adjusting our operations to accommodate ease of efficient and effective remote work, but in 2021 we are strongly positioned to continue to expand throughout the U.S. so that we can help even more consumers who are in need of a trusted financial counseling organization. As of January, we now offer services to residents in Ohio! More to come. If you or someone you know needs assistance with creating a plan to becoming debt free, please call 1-800-926-9685 or (716) 712-2060. 

CCCS To Hold Free Workshop: “Keeping your Credit and Wallet Safe During COVID”

At Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS), we continue to see people of all financial levels suffering as a result of the pandemic. As the only local nonprofit that works with individuals and families to address financial challenges, CCCS sees the huge need we have for assistance in our region. Clients using CCCS’ one on one financial counseling services are able to access options for financial relief and receive much needed encouragement—and hope--during these turbulent times. Hundreds of Western New York residents have also benefitted from CCCS’ Free Virtual Workshops. CCCS will offer another in their ongoing workshop series on Tuesday January 19th at 5:00 pm: “Keeping your Credit and Wallet Safe During COVID”. Topics Include: • Credit Reporting • Managing Credit & Bills • Identifying & Protecting Against Scams Registration is required and can be completed here: : http://bit.ly/397IOlA   For more information on the workshop or any CCCS services, please