Archive for Financial Literacy

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)

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 ( 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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Oklahoma $tudent$ Get Important Life Lesson$

Money, money, money:  It’s the most widely traded item in the world.  It’s the stuff that keeps the world functioning.  Yet credit counselors at CCCS of Central Oklahoma say hardly a day goes by where they don’t hear someone say, “why didn’t I learn the proper way to handle money in school?” Cash, credit, checks,

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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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Overspending and Under-Saving Actually the Same Problem

NFCC offers spending reality check Washington,DC– The January poll hosted on the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) website asked consumers if they had a spending problem, savings problem, neither or both.  The overwhelming majority, 62%, identified themselves as having problems related to both spending and saving. “The good news is that having a problem

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