Resources for Credit Counseling and Financial Planning

  • Credit Counseling Services

1. National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

  • Website: nfcc.org
  • Services: Offers a wide range of services including debt counseling, budgeting assistance, and financial education. NFCC counselors are certified and provide in-depth personal finance advice and guidance.

2. Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS)

  • Website: Search for a local CCCS as they are spread across the United States.
  • Services: Specializes in debt counseling and management plans. CCCS can also help with bankruptcy counseling and
    financial education workshops.

3. Credit.org

  • Website: credit.org
  • Services: A nonprofit organization providing free credit counseling and debt management programs. They also offer homebuyer education and foreclosure prevention assistance.
  • Financial Planning Resources

1. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

  • Website: cfp.net
  • Services: Provides information on finding certified financial planners who can help with comprehensive financial planning, including budgeting, retirement planning, and investment advice.

2. Financial Planning Association (FPA)

  • Website: plannersearch.org
  • Services: Offers resources to connect with professional financial planners. The FPA also hosts educational events and provides informational materials on financial planning.

3. SmartAboutMoney.org

  • Website: smartaboutmoney.org
  • Services: An educational resource offering free courses, tools, and tips on a range of financial topics including debt management, savings strategies, and planning for life events.
  • Online Financial Education Resources

1. MyMoney.gov

  • Website: mymoney.gov
  • Services: A U.S. government website providing educational materials on financial topics, helping individuals make informed financial decisions.

2. Investopedia

  • Website: investopedia.com
  • Services: Offers comprehensive information on various financial topics, including credit and debt management, investment, and personal finance tips.

3. Khan Academy Personal Finance

  • Website: khanacademy.org
  • Services: Provides free online courses covering basics of personal finance, savings, and investment.