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Founded in 1951, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling is the largest serving nonprofit financial counseling organization. Find various topics in this blog, including personal finance, credit counseling, housing, budgeting and student loan help. Click here to speak with an NFCC-certified Consumer Credit Counselor.

Founded in 1951, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), promotes the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and builds capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial counseling and education services.

NFCC members, often known as Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) or by other names, can be identified by the NFCC member seal. This seal signifies high standards for agency accreditation, counselor certification, and policies that ensure free or low-cost confidential services. NFCC member agencies can be reached in person, via phone at 800.388.2227, or online. The NFCC national office is located in Washington, DC.

The material that appears on NFCC’s blog is for informational purposes only. You can expect this website to include content, information, and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations other than the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the information comes from NFCC, from published news sources, or from a guest contributor. Before you act on information you’ve found on this website, you should confirm any facts that are important to your decision. This information should not be used in place of a visit, call, or consultation with legal, financial, or tax professionals.