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How Are Your Numbers Looking?
Posted 2/23/2018 by Linda J
How Do I Stay Out of Debt?
Posted 1/24/2018 by Melissa W
  
College Student Financial Education 101
Posted 9/5/2017 by Melissa W

Student Loan Debt
Posted 2/1/2017 by Melissa W
How much is too much?
Posted 10/4/2016 by Melissa W
 
What do we do?
Posted 7/7/2016 by Melissa W

  

 

Kids Activities on a Budget
Posted 4/14/2016 by Melissa W

 

2016 Financial Goals
Posted 2/3/2016 by Melissa W
  
Tax Preparation - Make it a Priority
Posted 1/29/2015 by Rich Piatt

Making Savings Work In Your Budget
Posted 11/10/2014 by Rich Piatt

 

School Year Budget Considerations
Posted 8/15/2014 by Rich Piatt

 

Tags:  Blog
Make the Vacation Relaxing…before and after the travel
Posted 7/18/2014 by Rich Piatt

Make the Vacation Relaxing…before and after the travel

 

 

Tags:  Budgeting, Blog
Budgeting for the holidays
Posted 11/27/2013 by Rich P.
Budgeting is a large enough challenge, but during the holidays additional strains to our personal expenses occur.
Protecting Your Credit Score
Posted 8/29/2013 by Rich P.
A Certified Credit Counselor is an excellent source to assist if any interpretation of the credit report is needed and also to provide insight into how to build and keep your credit report in good standing.
Tags:  Credit, Blog
Advantages of Personal Budget Consultation
Posted 6/21/2013 by Rich P
Several articles, books and radio talk shows have all dealt with 'personal budgeting' and finance in the recent years, especially since the 2008 financial crisis. 
Tags:  Blog
You have to file bankruptcy? We can help.
Posted 6/13/2013 by Lisa
Consumer Credit of Iowa is here to help you with the somewhat complex and confusing bankruptcy process.
Tags:  Bankruptcy
Credit Counseling - How We Help
Posted 6/13/2013 by Lisa
How Consumer Credit can help you
7 Ways to Drastically Reduce Your Restaurant Check
Posted 11/19/2012 by leeann

If you need to take a bite out of your dining budget, use these tips to lower the cost without sacrificing a good time.
18 Tips to Save on Holiday Shopping
Posted 11/19/2012 by leeann
As you heard, the people Stacy interviewed for this story are planning to spend well over the average NRF predicted. But regardless of your holiday budget, these tips can make a big difference in what goes under the tree…
Car Financing
Posted 7/11/2012 by leeann
                             
The amount of money lenders are giving people for auto loans is at an all time high. Could this be a good indicator for a growing economy or a scary sign of what's to come?
Spring Cleaning for Your Family Finances
Posted 4/9/2012 by leeann
Since you have already gathered all the information for taxes, it is a perfect time to “spring clean” the family finances. We all have paper we don’t need, but, we are never sure what to keep and what we can toss. Money Talk News had some guidelines that we can follow.

Should You Pay for Credit Repair?
Posted 1/31/2012 by leeann
You’ve got strong incentive to make your credit report look as good as possible. A great credit history means a higher credit score, which in turn means more borrowing options at better rates, potentially lower insurance rates, and other benefits.

Tags:  Credit
Ways to Save Money
Posted 1/4/2012 by leeann
Golden Rules of Saving Money on Everything

Tags:  Shopping
More Holiday Money-Saving Ideas
Posted 12/7/2011 by leeann
This time of year food ads are promoting items that you will be using for the big dinner, get-togethers and baking for the holidays. Why not stock up on those that you will be able to use after the holidays?
Thanksgiving on a Budget
Posted 11/1/2011 by lac
Thanksgiving on a Budget

Plan your menu according to what is in season and your produce will be less expensive. Planning is also key in making the grocery list and sticking to it.
What is Chapter 7 & Chapter 13?
Posted 10/26/2011 by Tom
Do you know the difference between a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy?
Tags:  Bankruptcy
Tips for Senior Citizens
Posted 10/24/2011 by Tom
Tips for Senior Citizens and their children.
5 Ways to Cut Spending...and Still Get to Do and Buy Cool Things
Posted 10/22/2011 by Tom
Do you want to find ways to stretch your money, so it goes farther and is there when you really need it? Here are some suggestions for knowing how much money you have, how much you need for expenditures, and how to reach your goals by cutting back on what you spend.

Tags:  Budgeting
Harrassment
Posted 10/20/2011 by Tom
Harrassment
Q: I feel that I am being harrassed by some of my creditors. What can I do?

Fair Debt Collections
Posted 10/20/2011 by Tom
Fair Debt Collections
Q: What guidelines must debt collectors follow?


Who's Responsible After Spouse's Death?
Posted 10/20/2011 by Tom
Who’s Responsible After Spouse’s Death?
Q: Am I legally responsible for credit card debt that was only in my deceased husband’s name?


Tags:  Credit
Leasing Vs. Buying
Posted 10/20/2011 by Tom
Leasing Vs. Buying What can you tell me about leasing a car? Q: I am thinking about leasing my next car. What is involved in leasing, and how does it compare with buying? A: Here are some facts about leasing vs. buying. 
Tags:  Automobiles
Fair Credit Reporting Act
Posted 10/19/2011 by Tom


Q: Can you please explain the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

Reverse Mortgages
Posted 10/19/2011 by Tom
Reverse Mortgages
Q: What is a reverse mortgage?

Protection Against Identity Theft
Posted 10/19/2011 by Tom
Protection Against Identity Theft
Q: How can I protect myself against identity theft?

A: Here are some steps to follow:

If A Victim
Posted 10/19/2011 by Tom
If A Victim
Q: What do I do if I find out I am a victim of identity theft?

Zero-Percent Financing
Posted 10/19/2011 by Tom
Zero-Percent Financing
Q: Zero-percent financing. Always a good idea?