Credit Counseling 101: The Benefits of Using a Credit Counselor

Join our #CreditChat on Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitter, and Snapchat on every Wednesday at 3 p.m ET. In this chat, we discussed what you can gain from using a credit counselor.
The panel included: Kim Cole: Education Outreach Coordinator for Navicore Solutions; Shannon McNay: Writer for Student Loan HeroRod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian; and Christina Roman: Social Media Specialist at Experian.

We’re also featuring financial tips all week on Snapchat.

Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What is nonprofit credit counseling?
  • Q2: What services do nonprofit credit counseling organizations provide?
  • Q3: Where can people go to find a nonprofit credit counseling organization?
  • Q4: What should people look for in a nonprofit credit counseling organization?
  • Q5: Is there a fee to talk to a credit counselor?
  • Q6: What happens during a credit counseling session?
  • Q7: When should someone talk to a credit counselor?
  • Q8: How does credit counseling differ from credit repair?
  • Q9: How can people ensure their information is secure when talking to a credit counselor?
  • Q10: Any final tips for someone considering working with a credit counselor?

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