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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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Not one penny. Welcome top Scrooge week!!

Last week Tressa, one of my CCCS co-workers began talking about an article she read where people didn’t spend any money over a period of time. We decided since we are credit counselors and talk to people about spending leaks, budgets, credit reports and debt all day…We could do this with our eyes closed!! She […]

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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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Expect more of yourself, even when others expect less.

It’s tempting to allow your goals to be crushed by the thoughtless words and actions of others. Have you ever heard that message? Have you ever had a dream that you gave up on because of heartless or careless words of others? I know of one person who did not allow that to happen – […]

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