Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo is offering free counseling services for military personnel and their families, and for Niagara County residents, in recognition of April as Financial Literacy Month.
The new President and CEO of CCCS of Buffalo, Noelle Carter, said managing household finances, knowing how to properly use credit, and getting the highest credit score you can, seem to be getting more sophisticated by the day.
Carter said the non-profit agency is offering free counseling to military families because reasearch has shown they can be susceptible to financial exploitation such as predatory lenders and unscrupulous bill collectors.
“That is a population that we have been heavily trying to concentrate on helping with financial education and assistance.”
CCCS of Buffalo is also branching out from its West Seneca base, setting up additional part-time offices in Lockport and Niagara Falls, and Carter said the agency is extending its reach, by phone and online, to consumers outside of New York.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo, Inc. now has six locations in the Greater Buffalo area. For more information or to set up an appointment to meet with a counselor click CCCS of Buffalo.