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How does credit counseling affect your credit score?

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Credit counseling helps people by putting them on a plan to get out of credit card debt. Without this, most people would have no clue as to how get out of debt.

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The fact that you may be receiving credit counselling will not be known than thus will not affect your credit rating.

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