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CCCS OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA NEWS

Are you on the "Road to Financial Fitness?"

Have you done MyMoneyCheckUp yet? How did you fare? Attend the “Road to Financial Fitness” workshop and learn how to create a successful spending plan, establish credit, order, read and dispute a credit report and more! This workshop will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the PA Career Link, 32 E. Union St. in Wilkes Barre, PA. Please register on-line at http://www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us/! Please call our Education Department at 570-602-2227 ext. 220 or Career Link at 570-822-1101 if you have any questions. Register today and start down the “Road to Financial Fitness”!

Now is a great time to buy a house!

Did you miss the HOME Program in June? Another HOME Program will be held on Wednesday, September 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Peoples Security Bank (formerly Penn Security Bank), 1901 Sanderson Ave. in Scranton. If are you even thinking about buying a house the HOME Program is for you! Learn the facts before buying by attending our HOME Program! Hear about topics such as budgeting for your new home, choosing a realtor, credit and credit reports, the mortgage process, home inspections and more! For more information and to reserve your seat please call our education department at 570-602-2227 ext. 220! This program is FREE and is sponsored by Peoples Security Bank! A Certificate will be issued at the end of the workshop to satisfy any first time homebuyer requirement.

Are you working to "Sharpen Your Financial Focus"?

Have you taken advantage of our new “Sharpen Your Financial Focus” program yet? If you haven’t you are really missing out on a terrific program! Log into sharpentoday.org and take the on-line self assesment of your finances, MyMoneyCheckUp and see where you stand! Schedule your appointment and review your credit report with one of our Certified Financial Professionals! Then take advantage of either a financial workshop or schedule a follow-up appointment to see how you’re doing!

Plus, if you take the MyMoneyCheckUp financial assessment and visit with one of our Certified Financial Professionals, you could take advantage of Experian’s freecreditscore.com program FREE for 12 months! That’s a year of unlimited access to your credit report and score, calculators, articles on credit, free Credit Monitoring, all kinds of bells and whistles! Plus they have just added a new “Alerts on the Go” app!

And it’s all FREE!!!!!!! So what are you waiting for?! Do the MyMoneyCheckUp assessment, schedule your appointment and start to “Sharpen Your Financial Focus” today!

Refer-A-Friend Program

CCCS has instituted a Refer-A-Friend program for all active DMP clients. When you refer a friend/family member to the program, and if they enroll successfully on the DMP, your maintenance fee will be waived for three months. Please see our Winter 2011 “Consumer Connection” for more details or call (800)922-9537 to receive your coupon in the mail. Only one referral per client.

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