Keys Unlock Dreams Initiative

Interview with Laurie Benner, Associate Vice President of ProgramsWe interviewed CCCSMD Board Member Laurie Benner, of National Fair Housing Alliance, on her involvement in a new initiative, Keys Unlock Dreams.What is the Keys Unlock…

Bankruptcy 101

When facing a financial crisis, you can easily get overwhelmed sorting through all your available options. Besides paying down balances on your own, there are other solutions to take control of your debt. Some of these include debt consolidation…

America Saves Week – The Savings Journey

During the week of February 22, 2021, CCCSMD along with many other organizations across the country are celebrating America Saves Week. Throughout the week we have been sharing savings tips to get you started on achieving your financial…

Fair Housing

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CCCSMD, a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency, supports and promotes Fair Housing and Housing Discrimination education. As the new year approaches, many people may be ready to make homeownership their New Year’s Resolution and others may…

Financial Success amidst COVID and the Holiday Season

This year has been challenging for everyone, and we are all still adjusting to living in the midst of a global pandemic. On top of that, we are now entering one of the most financially stressful times of the year: the holiday season. Many families…

Holiday Shopping with Anything but Cash can quickly turn into DEBT

As you start to create your holiday gift lists, you will likely encounter retailers – including online retailers - that are offering layaway services as well as “buy now, pay later” plans (through online providers such as Quadpay, Sezzle,…

Costs of Homeownership

House hunting is a very exciting process and as you start to zero in on that perfect home, you need to dig deeper into your budget.  How much of a down payment will you need? How much will your monthly mortgage payment be? What interest rates…

Maryland-Based Guidewell Financial Solutions Accelerates Growth with Opening of New Office in Los Angeles

 BALTIMORE (Oct. 4, 2017) – Guidewell Financial Solutions, a fully-accredited, HUD approved nonprofit housing and credit counseling provider based in Maryland, will open a new office in the Los Angeles Metro area and offer home equity…

Guidewell Financial Solutions’ Helps Shred 4,000th Consumer Credit Card This Year

Guidewell Financial Solutions, a nonprofit, fully-accredited financial services provider based in Maryland, will celebrate National Cut Up Your Credit Card Day with its 4,000th shredded consumer credit card this year alone, each one cut up by…