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[28 Oct 2011 | One Comment | 2,748 views]
Worried about debt? Avoid the scams.

It seems that the reception the nation has been slogging through for the past few years has brought along with it more than a few scammers out to capitalize on the financial woes of others.
Debt relief ads are prominent on television, the radio, email and the Internet. The Arkansas Attorney General’s office has even warned of “robocallers” promising miraculous debt cures but offering considerably less.
Mark Foster, director of education for Credit Counseling of Arkansas (CCOA), said he has become increasingly concerned about offers that claim to be tied in some …

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[19 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | 1,956 views]
Surviving ‘Black Friday’

Black Friday.
For some people, those two words represent opportunity. For others – dread.
The National Retail Federation estimates that 138 million Americans will use the three-day weekend that starts the day after Thanksgiving to launch their holiday shopping. That represents billions of dollars of potential sales, so retailers plan for Black Friday for months and open at extra-early hours to take advantage. Most offer “door-buster” sales designed to play to the rush.
Whether shoppers dive in on Nov. 26 or take on holiday shopping later, the season of giving can give consumers …

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[18 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 1,539 views]
Robards named to national board

Mike Robards, executive director of CCOA, has been named to the first Board of Trustees of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC).
CCOA (Credit Counseling of Arkansas) is based in Fayetteville but has offices throughout the state.
“The NFCC’s new Board combines the credit counseling experience of seasoned NFCC Agency CEOs with the outside perspective of incredibly talented executives from a wide variety of disciplines, providing us with a powerful team that few organizations can match,” said Susan C. Keating, NFCC president and CEO.  “I look to this Board to bring …