Using Credit Counseling Services?

By using a credit counseling service to help correct your consumer credit, you can avoid bankruptcy and get on a debt repayment plan. To avoid fraudulent practices, the Federal Trade Commission recognizes accreditation of such services by the National Foundation for Consumer Credit. Credit counseling services must try to provide the debtor with a realistic plan based on the debtor's ability to pay. The service must furnish the debtor with a time period under which the debtor can meet his or her goals. Check that the service is accredited by the National Foundation for Consumer Credit.