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2014-07-21 23:04:56

With the holidays five months away, now is the time to take action and avoid holiday debt. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The 2014 holiday season is a short five months away, yet many are financially unprepared to begin shopping. In recent years, Americans spent an average of $800 on holiday-related expenses. That’s more than a week’s wages for many workers, and in spite of the fact that the December holidays are an annual event, people routinely neglect planning for them and...

2014-07-14 23:06:16

July 16, 2014 is Military Consumer Protection Day, the day set aside to bring attention to the fact that Americans should be conscious of protecting those who defend our country. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling is proud to do their part to protect servicemembers from financial abuse every day of the year. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 July 16, 2014, is Military Consumer Protection Day, the day set aside to bring attention to the fact that Americans should be...

2014-07-08 23:04:12

Misconceptions may keep consumers from reaching out for the help they need. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Successfully managing money starts with making smart financial decisions, often requiring a fair degree of financial competence. Nevertheless, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) June online poll revealed that the majority of respondents were not fully confident when managing their finances, with more than one in four (26%) wishing they didn’t have to...

2014-07-01 23:04:26

This July 4, 2014 the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) challenges Americans to declare their own personal financial independence by making a commitment to become free from the bondage of debt. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Each summer Americans take pride in celebrating the Fourth of July, the day that commemorates the 1776 adoption of the Declaration Independence proclaiming the country’s freedom from what is now known as the United Kingdom. This July 4,...

2014-06-23 23:07:35

NFCC 2009 Client of the Year encourages others to take the first step. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Paying off close to $123,000 of debt in less than five years is a great accomplishment. Remaining debt free for five more years is arguably even more amazing, but that’s exactly what Kandy and Russ Hildebrandt have done. As the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) Clients of the Year from 2009, the Hildebrandts are now celebrating their five-year anniversary of...

2014-06-16 23:01:40

NFCC recognizes National Homeownership Month by honoring Housing Client of the Year Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 National Homeownership Month is the ideal time to remind Americans that owning a home represents much more than a mortgage. Tia Early, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) Professional Achievement and Counseling Excellence (PACE) Housing Client of the Year, is the picture of what a mother will do to provide a home for her son, redefining...

2014-06-09 23:06:31

NFCC professionals offer financial tips based on their own experiences. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Advice is only as good as its source, and in this case the advice comes from those who have decades of experience providing financial guidance: executives of National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) member agencies. When asked to complete the sentence “If I knew then what I know now” with what they’d have done different financially, those who offer financial advice...

2014-06-02 23:02:28

In recognition of June as Homeownership Month, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) today released the results of a recent poll revealing that close to one in five respondents do not believe that taking on a mortgage is worth the risk. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 In recognition of June as Homeownership Month, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) today released the results of a recent poll revealing that close to one in five respondents...

2014-05-29 23:04:00

By a two-to-one margin, borrowers were more likely to say that their student loan was a good investment than a bad investment. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) Financial Literacy Survey revealed that U.S. adults have a varied range of opinions and experiences when it comes to how they view student loan debt. By a two-to-one margin, borrowers were more likely to say that their student loan was a good investment than a bad...

2014-05-22 23:07:59

Financial distress red flags serve as mid-year financial check-up tool. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Mid- year is often a time when many evaluate where they stand financially. To help consumers measure their financial health, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) has provided a picture of the typical consumer who came to an NFCC member agency for financial counseling in 2013, and encourages consumers to use this information as a financial check-up tool,...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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