How To Choose A Credit Counseling Agency

By James Limbach

It’s a brand new year — the year you resolve to get out of debt, or at least take control of it. The big question is: How do I do it?

Fortunately, there are credit counseling agencies that can help you get your finances in order. They can help you figure out a budget and stick to it while managing your debt and avoiding future financial pitfalls.

However, not all credit counseling agencies are created equal. Some offer free or low-cost services while others charge high fees or might not be trustworthy. The following tips from will help you choose the right credit counseling agency.

Look for agencies with a good reputation

Most reputable credit counseling agencies are nonprofits that offer free or low-cost services. However, the fact that an agency is a nonprofit does not guarantee that it is affordable or that it has a good reputation. Here are some tips for selecting a credit agency you can trust:

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