Archive for Oklahoma City

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)

Credit Card Debt on the Rise

After a several year decrease in credit card debt balances, consumer credit card usage is on the rise as customers regain confidence in borrowing since the 2008 financial crisis. According to The Wall Street Journal, “U.S. credit-card balances are on track to hit $1 trillion this year.” This is significant because consumer credit reached a peak of

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Back to Basics: How to Build Your Best Budget Yet

For the majority of working income earners in America, there is a trusty pattern we have been practicing since grade school. It goes something like this: Monday: First day back at work from the weekend Tuesday: When you actually start getting work done for your week, aka: second Monday Wednesday: Hump day Thursday: the weekend

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CFPB Visits Oklahoma City to Make Announcement on Reporting Medical Debt

CCCS of Central Oklahoma was honored to be among only a handful of organizations invited to a Community Roundtable event with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director, Richard Cordray. During the roundtable held in the Meinder’s School of Business at Oklahoma City University, consumer advocacy and service organizations were able to voice concerns to the

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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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Excessive Financial Optimism Can be Dangerous

NFCC Warns Consumers About Financial Amnesia Washington, DC – The December poll hosted on the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) website revealed that more than half of the respondents, 56 percent, predicted they would be in a better place financially at this time next year.   This response rate tripled the next highest category where

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Summer Vacations Can Bite You in the Budget

Whether you live on your own or are a family of few or of many, the summer vacation seems like an earned entitlement of our year of hard work and a must-have part of the all-American dream. The problem is, while you may have accrued paid time off to take a trip, and you didn’t

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