|By Marketwire .||
|March 12, 2013 12:11 PM EDT|
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- Charging up a hefty credit card bill can be fun and effortless. But paying off that debt is often easier said than done. Once the collectors begin to call and the stress of unpaid bills starts piling up, it's difficult to know where to turn for help.
With a seemingly endless number of debt relief options available to Canadians, it's difficult for many consumers to identify which options will improve - not hinder - their financial health.
One way for consumers to get a handle on their debt relief options, is to speak with a trained not-for-profit credit counsellor. But what can you expect from credit counselling?
To help consumers better understand what they can expect from this conversation, Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, Inc., has created this helpful infographic to help consumers better understand their debt relief options.
"Credit counselling is one way for Canadians to get a grip on their spending and focus their attention on paying down their debts," says Jeffrey Schwartz, executive director of Consolidated Credit. "Paying down your debts through a debt management plan may not be the right solution for everyone, but a training credit counsellor can help consumers analyze their budget, understand their spending habits and offer the best solutions for each individual's unique financial situation."
Speaking with a not-for-profit credit counsellor is a great way for consumers to gain control of their financial situation, without harming their credit scores. By reaching out for free financial advice, consumers will:
- Gain valuable guidance about their debt relief options;
- Learn their debt-to-income ratio;
- Hear valuable tips on the proper way to use credit cards;
- Learn techniques to cope with financial stress;
- Develop better money management skills; and
- Have access to free financial literacy information.
If credit card and other unsecured debts are causing you to lose sleep or stress about money, speaking with a trained credit counsellor is one way to get yourself on the path to a healthy financial future.
About Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada:
Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada is a national non-profit credit counselling organization that teaches consumers about personal finance. For more information, visit www.consolidatedcredit.ca or call the toll-free phone line at 1.800.656.3920.
For more information or to request an interview with
Jeffrey Schwartz, please contact:
Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, Inc.
Communications & Public Relations Manager
416.915.7283 ext. 1057 or (C) 289.231.7900