Archive for Personal finance

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…

Scored Credit Report and Monitoring Service Available at No Cost

CCCSOK.org has received access to several thousand guest memberships in Experian’s FreeCreditScore.com. Through an initiative of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC.org) known as Sharpen Your Financial Focus, consumers may register for one free year of service from FreeCreditScore.com. Membership enables you to access your credit report and Experian credit score as well calculators

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The Chopping Block May Not Be So Bad! Options to Save on Home Entertainment Expenses:

The average monthly cable bill rings in at about $70, with many paying more and less than that amount. Often when a household is working to pare down expenditures in order to accomplish goals such as saving, repaying debt or balancing a budget, the paid television subscription becomes an item of scrutiny. If you have

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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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Buying or Renting. Which Housing Option is Best For You? The answer may surprise you…

According to many, the American dream has always included owning your own home.  That dream turned into a nightmare for millions of Americans during the Great Recession, which started when the housing bubble burst at the end of 2007.  Families across the nation, and Oklahoma, were forced into renting when they lost jobs, income, and

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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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