Debt Help

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 6:55 pm
By: News 9

If you're in debt call the Consumer Credit Counseling Service.  They have certified counselors who can help you for free - and it's confidential.
If they help you with a debt management plan - where you pay CCCS and they pay your creditors - there is a cost.  But at most I'm told it's 35 dollars a month.  And they can save you money (and stress) in the long run.

Their number is 1-800-364-2227
Their website is

If you go with another company, check them out with the Better Business Bureau.  239-6081.
A reputable agency will help you with all your unsecured debts - not just credit cards.

They can also give advice on raising your credit score.  Here's a few of their tips:
- Make sure you pay your bills in full and on time.
- Check your credit report once a year.  It's free once a year if you go to
- If you see a discrepency, dispute it... it's a good way to raise your score.