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Consumers can now find all of the financial help they need under
one roof. The National Foundation for
Credit Counselings (NFCC) redesigned Web site, www.DebtAdvice.org, allows
consumers to access numerous financial education tools or reach the
NFCC certified credit counselor closest to them, all without
leaving the site.
"It can be argued that there has never been a time when
consumers needed financial tools more. And, when you need help, you
want it fast. You don't have time to waste going from site to site.
You might say that www.DebtAdvice.org is the HOV lane of the
Information Highway," said Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the
The Consumer Tools section is packed with practical information
• A printable budget worksheet for tracking monthly
• Access to financial calculators to help understand low
long it will take to pay off credit card debt, what amount of
mortgage debt can reasonably be sustained, or how long it's going
to take to save enough money for that special purchase;
• Consumer tips on relevant everyday topics such as
saving, credit, debt, and job loss, among others;
• Consumer resources such as NFCC publications and videos
and useful links;
• Videos of Financial Fast Facts along with real life
Success Stories, and
• A "Tell Us Your Story" area for consumers to voice how
they're faring in today's economic environment.
Of particular interest to consumers in financial distress is the
ease with which they can connect with the NFCC Member Agency
closest to them through the secure online portal. Whether they need
credit counseling, housing counseling, or the mandated bankruptcy
counseling and education, they can arrange an appointment without
leaving the site.
And on the fun side, there's even a poll where consumers can
cast their opinion on current financial issues and see how they
stack up with the rest of America.
For more information, visit www.DebtAdvice.org.