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Credit Counseling Service 101

What Does A Credit Counseling Service Do?

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Credit counseling services generally:

  • Provide educational materials.
  • Have workshops on personal money management.
  • Structure a debt repayment plan.
  • Negotiate for you with creditors.

Credit counseling services were originally set up to help creditors. The services are paid by creditors.

Some credit counseling services may charge you as well as the creditors in resolving your debts. However, some of them are free for you.

If you are having trouble paying your bills, a credit counseling service may be able to help.

Before considering an agency that you have to pay, ask your attorney, legal aid society, or your disease specific non-profit for assistance.

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