Financial Literacy

Who are we and why are we here?

For a while now I have been writing posts for this blog, telling people about money, budgets, finances, mortgages etc. Today it occurred to me that some people reading this may have no idea who we really are… We are Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma. We are a non-profit credit counseling agency…But wait…We […]

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I’m sick and going to the Doctor could kill my budget

How many times have we all found our budgets wrecked by unexpected medical bills? Many people turn to credit cards to in order to finance these ER excursions. This can lead to money issues, debt and crisis. There is a way to get some breathing room…You CAN negotiate your medical bills. At first it may […]

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Keeping up with the Jones’s is wearing me out!!

Did you ever wonder who these “Joneses” are? There is an actual answer to that! Keeping Up with the Joneses is actually a comic strip from the New York Globe that was popular nearly one-hundred years ago. It was never intended to be the building blocks for anyone’s budget – or debt. So often we […]

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The Maddening Battle for Your Grocery Dollar

Where do I go to make the most of my grocery dollar? I mean I really need my Twinkies and milk, but how can I get them without breaking the bank? In Oklahoma City we have a pot luck of stores: Aldi, Whole Foods,Wal-Mart, Sunflower Market, and the list beats on. Just taking a rough […]

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Stand up and be strong in your frailty

Being a bankruptcy counselor we hear a lot of sad stories and some are just unbelievably painful. It is hard to really know where to pull the strength from to dust yourself off and carry on. “What is the next step I should take? Maybe it is better to just do nothing” Now you’re in […]

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Marriage and Divorce

Lets talk about a topic that hits close to home for many of us… D.I.V.O.R.C.E.  it’s a great song that becomes a reality for far too many. Did you know that the US has the lowest percentage of children growing up in homes with BOTH biological parents in the western world? The divorce rate in […]

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It’s a contest!

It’s a contest! The holidays are just around the corner and we want to hear from you on how you plan to keep a cool wallet and warm heart this year. Email us a video of you telling or showing us how you plan to get the most from your holiday money in 2011. To […]

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