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CCCSOK Is Impacting Lives

Check out the video below to see the impact we are having on people’s lives. Contact us to see how we can help you with your finances!   (Video by Cecilia Hernández-Cromwell Telemundo Oklahoma) Like this:Like Loading…

How to Stop the Cycle of Financial Stress

Anywhere the eye can see, it likely also sees advertisement. Advertisements have been tasked with communicating the message of their brand – which is almost always “buy me.” A compelling message to purchase rarely communicates validation, encouragement, or approval, but most often uses methods to appeal to the parts of our minds that feel off-center,

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Credit Cards Can be Friend or Foe to College Students

NFCC Offers Tips for Those Entering World of Credit  Washington, DC – While parent’s mail boxes are filling with credit card bills from summer vacations and back-to-school shopping, their college-aged child is likely receiving offers for credit cards of their own. Due to the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act),

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Poll Reveals Consumers Confused Over Purpose of a Budget

Washington, DC – A recent poll on the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) website revealed that 57 percent of respondents misunderstand the purpose of a budget, viewing it as a restriction on their spending, when in fact, just the opposite is true.  “A budget actually provides the structure through which a person can be

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Five Quick Tips for Tight Budgets

Written by: Bob Cook, Senior Consumer Credit Counselor at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma (CCCSOK.org) I started learning how to manage money early in my life. My dad had his own business and if we were out of school we went to work with him from the age of 7. We were paid $1.00

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Oklahoma Money Matters Releases Financial Guide Targeting Adults in the Workplace

Oklahoma Money Matters (OKMM), an initiative of the Oklahoma College Assistance Program, an operating division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently released a new workplace education initiative focused on empowering employers to provide financial management training for staff. As part of the “Workplace Money Matters” campaign, OKMM released the Your Money Matters guide

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Check Your Credit Report Now: It Could Save You Money, and More!

 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently reviewed 1,000 consumer credit reports, finding 25% contained at least one error that could negatively impact your credit score. The report says if you dispute those errors, then you have a one in ten chance of increasing your FICO score. 5% of those who successfully disputed inaccurate information saw

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