Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northeastern Iowa does a lot more than credit counseling

  • 5 Tips to Start Preparing for Retirement

    If you’re struggling to make payments, consider a debt management plan. These programs allow you to roll all your debts into one monthly payment, often at a lower interest rate.

  • COVID and Student Loans

    With the continuation of the spread of COVID the President directed the Secretary of Education to extend the deadline to December 31, 2020.

  • Thinking About Buying Your First Home? Find Out When is the Right Time to Buy

    Buying a first home can seem like a lot of work. Our first time home buying workshops review everything you need to know about buying your first home including how to find the right home, down paym...

  • Help with Mounting Health Bills

    In a poll conducted through the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2019, roughly one-quarter of adults in the U.S. say they or a member of their household has struggled with paying medical bills, just within

  • How Debt Consolidation May Affect Your Credit Score

    If done correctly, debt consolidation can be an effective strategy for paying off debts. While we do not recommend debt consolidation loans which usually have high interest rates and a longer payback

  • Managing Mounting Bills

    Managing Mounting Bills

    Are you feeling overwhelmed by mounting bills? If so, you may want to consider consolidating your debt. Learn more about your options.

  • Beware of COVID-19 Scams

    Beware of COVID-19 Scams

    COVID-19 scams are on the rise. Find out what to look for and what to avoid.

  • Maintaining and Creating a Grocery Budget

    When creating a monthly budget, many monthly expenses are fixed, but one that tends to vary for most people is their grocery and food expenses. How much should you spend on your groceries?

  • What Do Deferred Payments Mean for You?

    During the COVID-19 situation many creditors are offering deferred payments for everything from Credit cards and Auto loans to Mortgages, but what does that mean for you?

  • Free Weekly Credit Scores Online and Why You Should Check Them

    Starting April 20th, 2020, all consumers can check their credit reports from Experian, Transunion, and Equifax weekly for free by accessing Previously before COVID-19, these...

  • Housing Updates Related to COVID-19

    Housing Updates Related to COVID-19

    Due to COVID-19, many homeowners and renters have faced loss of income due to the state of emergency everywhere.

  • Stimulus Check Scams

    As many of you have heard, the president signed the CARES Act into law on Friday, March 27th. Because of this act, many Americans will soon be receiving checks from the government....

  • The CARES Act & Student Loans

    Are you wondering what the CARES Act means for you and your student loans?...

More Blog Posts

A History of Helping People in Iowa

CCCS of Northeastern Iowa is proud to be the only locally-based non-profit Credit Counseling Agency in the Waterloo area. Over the last 40+ years, we have helped hundreds of thousands of people reclaim their financial health

More about us

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

How can we help you? Woman Speaking