Category : CCQC in Print

Is Your Debt Hazardous to Your Health?

Is Your Debt Hazardous to Your Health? Kelly Hunt, Credit Counselor, Consumer Credit of the Quad Cities   Are you having problems sleeping at night because you’re too worried about your debt and how you’re going to pay it? Are creditors calling you what seems like non-stop and you just can’t get a good night’s […]

Cash Registers will be Ringing

Cash Registers will be Ringing By Kelly Hunt, Credit Counselor at Consumer Credit of the Quad Cities   Yes, it’s that time of year again. When we start to think about the upcoming holiday when the jolly man himself will visit. I always joke that as a kid, it took forever for Christmas to get […]

Fritter Finder

Fritter Finder Do you ever wonder where your money goes? Do you find yourself having more month than money? If so, this form may be for you! For one full week, carry the “Fritter Finder” around with you and track every cent you spend. At the end of the week, you will have a clearer […]

How to Budget and Save

Why Save? Everyone knows it is important to save money. Not only does it help you prepare for an emergency, but it gives you a sense of security and freedom. Savings can also give you the money you need for a down payment on a home. Savings is often hard to do, but one way […]

Don’t be Afraid of Credit Counseling

Don’t be Afraid of Credit Counseling By Liz Pulliam Weston If you’re overloaded with high-interest debt and are in danger of falling behind on your payments — or you already have — consider working with a nonprofit agency such as a Credit Counseling Service to set up a debt repayment plan. These services can negotiate […]

Get a Free Credit Report

How can I get a FREE copy of my credit report? You are eligible for a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit-reporting agencies, once per calendar year. You can request your report one of three ways:  Online – Go to  Phone – Call 1-877-322-8228  Mail – Fill […]

Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH By Kelly Hunt, Credit Counselor Consumer Credit of the Quad Cities   Have you ever heard the expression “Penny Wise, Pound Foolish”? It is referring to someone that is so frugal that they won’t spend a little bit of money in order to save themselves more money in the long […]

Wisely Handle Your Tax Refund

Although there have been some changes in the tax code for this year, you may be getting a tax refund. It’s tempting to use that “windfall” on a splurge purchase or spending it some other way that may seem fun at first, but may make you feel regret later. Here are some ideas that we […]

News and Tips for Debt Help!

Consumer Credit of the Quad Cities wants to inform you! Having the right information is the first step to getting on track with your finances. Please check back on our blog as we will have news and tips, and information coming your way. Our goal is to provide you with as much help as you […]