January 21, 2014 – CALGARY, ALBERTA – Are you still continuing to climb the mountain of debt you’ve acquired over the years? The idea of finally facing your financial troubles may be enticing, but countless debt-collector calls and piles of bills can leave you counting your change. Better Business Bureau is here to help you become a financial savvy consumer so you can laugh, not cry, all the way to the bank.
In partnership with BBB, Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions (CCCS) is equipping consumers with tools and tips to help get them on track to a secure financial future. The Budget Calculator tool from CCCS provides an instant and easy-to-follow budget that will help you start your debt-reduction journey.
President and CEO of BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay, Sandra Crozier-McKee, says even though trying to become debt-free can be overwhelming, it’s important to start your journey with credible businesses that won’t add to your money matters. “Consumers who are looking to tackle their financial debt are encouraged to check with BBB for credible businesses they can trust to put them on the right track to their goals,” she says. “Learning to budget and actually stick to that budget is a key component to creating a financially secure future. But before you can create a budget, you have to know how to properly plan your finances, which is how we hope to help consumers through our partnership with CCCS.”
BBB offers these tips for becoming debt free:
For more consumer tips visit bbb.org.
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. There are local,independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay, which was founded in 1954 and garners more than one million instances of service annually.
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