Advantage CCS gets Approval to Expand Credit Counseling to Oklahoma and North Carolina

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Advantage CCS gets approval to expand credit counseling to two new states (Oklahoma and North Carolina). Advantage Credit Counseling Service is now able to offer expert credit counseling to 21 states total. Advantage CCS has helped over 400,000 people become debt free since 1968.

Advantage Credit Counseling Service, Inc. (ACCS) has recently been approved by the states of Oklahoma and North Carolina to be able to provide expert credit counseling services to consumers in these two states. Advantage CCS is a non-profit credit counseling agency who assists consumers through financial education. A certified credit counselor works one-on-one with the consumer to create a budget and to find out if a debt management plan would be right for them. The certified credit counselors at Advantage CCS provide free credit counseling services and can work with the creditors to reduce the consumer’s minimum monthly payments. They may even be able to make late fees disappear and reduce interest rates, depending upon the creditor.

The 21 states that Advantage CCS is able to provide credit counseling for are as follows: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Advantage CCS is also able to offer bankruptcy counseling and bankruptcy education to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

“We are extremely excited to be permitted to offer our free, professional and confidential credit counseling services to the wonderful states of Oklahoma and North Carolina,” said Advantage CCS President and CEO Stephen Piotrowski. “This is a confirmation to the hard work and quality service that our agency provides to those in need. We are here to help many more people that have fallen on hard times and that need help managing their debt,” Piotrowski said.

Advantage CCS has completed a total of 3,350 credit counseling sessions in 2011. The agency is determined to outdo that number for 2012. According to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), “Legitimate credit counseling agencies counsel and financially educate millions of consumers each year, making financial stability a reality in their lives. It all starts with selecting the right agency.”

About Advantage Credit Counseling Service:

Since 1968, Advantage Credit Counseling Service, Inc. (ACCS) has been educating and counseling consumers about budgeting, personal financial management and the responsible use of credit. ACCS's services help to financially empower individuals, bettering their lives; increasing family stability; improving workplace performance; and ultimately benefiting the entire community. Advantage CCS has six locations in Western and Central Pennsylvania, and offers financial education workshops, free credit counseling, housing counseling, debt management programs, and bankruptcy counseling in numerous states. For more information on additional services, class schedules, and educational materials please visit http://www.advantageccs.org or call 1-866-699-2227.

Advantage Credit Counseling Service, Inc. is an accredited member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), a member of the Council on Accreditation (COA), and a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania.

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