In the News
The Consumer Man Learns from our Debt Management Client of the Year
Radio personality Herb Weisbaum talks with our Debt Management Plan Graduate Client of the Year Susan Ramirez about what to do if you’re drowning in debt.
NerdWallet Recognizes CCCS-OC Counselor as One of Top 30 in Nation
NerdWallet, a leading consumer finance website providing clarity for all of life’s financial decisions, highlighted our Certified Consumer Credit and Housing Counselor Aileen Chau as one of 30 counselors nationally making a difference. You can read about her work here: as well as her recognition for this accomplishment in the Orange County Register here.
CNBC Covers the Nightmare of Facing Retirement with Crushing Debt
Reporter Kelley Holland conducts an in-depth interview on getting out of over $85,000 in credit card debt on the verge of retirement with our Debt Management Plan Graduate Clients of the Year, Richard and Susan Ramirez. Read and watch their inspiring story of triumph.
How to Build or Rebuild Credit in the Los Angeles Times
CDO Natalie Lohrenz talks with reporter David Lazarus on how to get a good credit report started or get your financial house back in order after a setback – especially with collection accounts.
Relief for Student Loan Borrowers in the Orange County Register
The Orange County Register reports on how the student loan “debt monster” just keeps getting more fierce, with CDO Natalie Lohrenz outlining how students should consider evaluating the investment they are making in education in relation to their future career plans.
Student Loan Debt Advice Interview with KNX 1070 News Radio
If you’re dealing with college financing — planning for college, currently attending, struggling to repay student loans — you NEED to hear this interview with our CDO Natalie Lohrenz. It is vital this sort of information gets out to those who most need it. Please share with anyone dealing with college financing — we always hear from our clients, “I wish I’d known this sooner!”
Credit Card Arbitration Agreement Problems in Orange County Register
CDO Natalie Lohrenz was quoted in this article regarding the arbitration clauses that are part of standard-form contracts, whose terms are not subject to negotiation. They’re essentially “take-it-or-leave-it” propositions found in many consumer finance agreements. Most consumers whose agreements contain arbitration clauses wrongly believe that they can participate in class-action lawsuits. They can’t.
Counseling Agency Success Stories in the Keep your Home California Newsletter
Certified Consumer Credit and Housing Counselor Aileen Chau tells an inspirational success story of saving the home of a family struggling with unemployment and disability in this edition of the Keep Your Home California Newsletter.
Orange County Has the Least Affordable Housing in the Nation in Los Angeles Times
Even for professionals with healthy incomes, purchasing a home in the local area can be a heavy lift – or even impossible, says CDO Natalie Lohrenz in this article.
Local Church Inspires Congregants to Cut Up Credit Cards in Orange County Register
CDO Natalie Lohrenz is quoted in this article as saying the first step in getting out of a hole is to stop digging.