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The Money Minute - September 2015

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Apprisen's 60 Years of Success Through Service

As the first free credit counseling service in the U.S. when we started in 1955, our purpose was to aid families who were overwhelmed with credit card debt through budgeting and financial guidance. We became the model for agencies across the country to help their residents. 

In 1967 we were incorporated as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Columbus in order to broaden our scope of services to better serve our communities. Unprecedented growth and need resulted in us becoming a national organization in 2009. At that time, we took on a national name of Apprisen which reflects our purpose perfectly as the word “apprise” means to inform, make aware of, and enlighten.

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Financial Coaching - A Single Father's Success Story

Stephen R. contacted Apprisen in September of 2012. He needed help getting his finances in order so he could apply for a Habitat for Humanity house for himself and his teenage son. At the time, Apprisen had just launched a new long-term coaching program, MyCoach, funded through a grant from Chase Card Services. In that program, Apprisen worked with Stephen to help him identify and achieve his goal of living on a realistic budget, cleaning up his credit report, and setting financial goals.

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Apprisen - Where we've been, where we're going

As a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Apprisen has been actively helping individuals establish and regain financial balance and health for over half a century. We hold accreditations with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and the Council of Accreditation (COA). 

Our objective has been to help educate and support the development of solutions for all stages of an individual’s financial life. As a result of our experience, we have identified the key elements of effective money management. This knowledge is what has driven the development of many of the materials we use in our sessions and the financial topics we teach in our communities.

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