Success at ACCC’s Operation Money Wise at Worcester State University

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National nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling presented a financial event for service members, veterans, families and the survivor community.

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With workshops such as budget and credit, financial planning and one on one counseling, attendees left the event feeling much more confident about dealing with their finances.

National nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling hosted a successful Operation Money Wise, a free, one-day financial education conference for the Military, Veteran, Family and Survivor Community on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Worcester State University. This project was funded in part by the Massachusetts Economic Empowerment Trust Fund through the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Development.

“We are so happy with how successful our Operation Money Wise event was,” said Steve Trumble, President and CEO of American Consumer Credit Counseling, which is based in Newton, MA. “With workshops such as budget and credit, financial planning and one on one counseling, attendees left the event feeling much more confident about dealing with their finances.”

The event featured financial workshops including budget and credit, first time home buyer, financial planning, and VA benefits. In addition, the participants were given the opportunity to attend one on one counseling sessions and engage with, an abundance of resources. As a result of the budget and credit workshop, 84 percent of attendees stated they will think differently about their budgeting habits in the future and felt it was the most helpful workshop. Of the attendees, 71 percent stated that they have a better understanding of financial information and nearly 70 percent stated that their confidence level has changed because of the techniques presented.

Through vendor resource networking more than $17,000 was returned through the Treasurer’s unclaimed property division.

ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to consumers nationwide in need of financial literacy education and money management. For more information, contact ACCC:

  • For credit counseling, call 800-769-3571
  • For bankruptcy counseling, call 866-826-6924
  • For housing counseling, call 866-826-7180
  • Or visit us online at http://www.ConsumerCredit.com

About American Consumer Credit Counseling
American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a nonprofit credit counseling 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial management through credit counseling, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling and financial education. As experts in debt and credit management, ACCC is well equipped to assist our US military service members and veterans with the unique financial challenges they face. ACCC provides veterans and current military personnel with the personal finance tools needed to evaluate their financial situation and determine the best possible debt solutions to ease their transition before, after, and during deployment. As one of the nation’s leading providers of personal finance education and credit counseling services, ACCC’s certified credit advisors work with consumers to help them determine the best plan of action to get out of debt and regain financial stability. ACCC holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®). For more information or to access free personal finance resources, log on to ConsumerCredit.com

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