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The Pinch: Paying off credit debt requires a sound plan

...purchase," she said.Here are answers to five frequently asked financial questions, according to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling:Q: What is the best way to build or rebuild credit? A: Start slowly, because applying for too...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2012-08-30/pinch-paying
Paying off debt requires sound plan

...In a financial literacy survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and the Network of Branded Prepaid Card...financial questions, according to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling: 1. Q: What is the best way to build...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/latina-emerson/2012-08-31/paying-
Escape holidays debt-free

...sales if the item is later offered for a cheaper price, said Gail Cunningham, a spokeswoman for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.- Honestly evaluate your current financial situation and determine how much you can spend without...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2010-11-06/escape-holidays-debt-free
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Avoid 'Black Friday' traps with a good shopping strategy

...50 per month.If you're guilty of shopping until you drop at the mall, here's a tip from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling: Do not shop while in a hurry or at the last minute. You'll end up spending more than you should...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2010-11-20/avoid-black-friday-traps-good-shopp
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Keep watch on identity during rush of holidays

...These alert you via e-mail whenever there is activity on your credit report.Additional tips from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling:Do not carry your checkbook or more credit cards than you will use during a shopping trip. If your...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2010-12-18/keep-watch-identity-during-rush-hol
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Start '11 with good financial decisions

...eating habits to career goals. This year, let's also consider making some financial resolutions.The National Foundation for Credit Counseling offers some tips for financial success in 2011:Review your credit report for accuracy and dispute...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-01-01/start-11-good-financial-de
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Event to give free analysis of finances

...736-2090.Here are some steps to take when your finances are out of control, according to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling:1. Live within your means . Put the credit cards away and live on a cash basis instead. People who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2011-03-05/event-give-free-analysis-finances
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Know rules of layaway

...heart, not your head, and start charging those," said Gail Cunningham, the spokeswoman for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Do that and you'll have to pay off the layaway and face charge card expenses after the holidays...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2011-11-03/know-rules-l
Record-low rates below 4 percent could lure homeowners, but few can or will take advantage

...save enough for the 20 percent down payment now expected by most sellers, according to a survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.For those looking to buy, banks are also insisting on higher credit scores. WHAT IS AT STAKE: When...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-12-22/record-low-rates-below-4-p
Don 't let repossessed auto drive down credit rating

...free, guidance on how to manage money. You can find a credit counseling agency near you through the National Foundation for Credit Counseling -- the nation's largest nonprofit credit counseling network -- at www.nfcc.org. For more advice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/21/yrb_548904.shtml
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