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Professional Counselors Know Credit Card Debtroad-to-recovery-300x300

The Christmas holiday is over and people have packed up the holiday decorations and thrown out the boxes. It is time to get on with the new year but Santa Claus left something behind. Many people use credit cards to purchase presents and for most people it is not a problem. Unfortunately, for others it can be devastating. The Christmas bills and debt balance may have gotten out of control. The financial wellness of some people is in trouble.

Being Generous Has Consequences

It is easy to get wrapped up in the spirit of giving. No one wants to look like Scrooge, and the plastic comes out quickly. Stores encourage this with special deals but the problem comes a few weeks later. Christmas is not cheap, and missing a credit card payment adds a penalty to the figures. The shock of Christmas can add to a person’s stress. There are ways to get out of credit card problems with the right advice. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services seeks to help people achieve better financial wellness balance. Continue reading


The Need to Forgive Yourself

A chalk board with the words problems and solutions

A chalk board with the words problems and solutions


Financial Problems Come from All Places


Getting into financial trouble can be very embarrassing for an employee. He or she is an adult and wants to be taken seriously but has run into problems. Financial wellness can sometimes be compromised by the smallest things. Debt accumulates, and it can happen without an individual being fully aware. Retail companies encourage the use of plastic because when people use their credit cards they ordinarily spend a bit more. The interest rates are double digit numbers, and if you miss a payment, you have a penalty fee to cover.

It Can Be Confusing

The repayment of student loans can be so complicated, with penalties for missing a deadline, that some former students are considering bankruptcy. All of this is incredibly hurtful and embarrassing to the individual. Anyone who has financial problems should first of all forgive himself and then seek assistance. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is there to help. Continue reading

It Doesn’t Have to be a Life Long Burdendebt-on-top-of-man-300x279

College is not always a happy experience. There are many long hours late at night and lots of stress over grades. It would be nice if that anxiety ends on graduation day but it does not. Most college graduates are saddled with student loan obligations. These are controllable for some people, but others have the financial wellness threatened.

The Figures Can Be Enormous

It is the immense size of the debt which staggers people. The amount of student loan owed can be in the six figures for some people. This can make a significant difference in a lot of economic decisions. Life expenses such as buying a house could be delayed for decades. In some cases of desperation, a college graduate may elect to default or declare bankruptcy. Either can cause a lot of financial harm. Countrywide Pre- Paid Legal Services wants to help college graduates. It is why we have a financial wellness program. Continue reading