Do you remember when you began your debt management program?
Remember how motivated and determined you were to conquer all things debt related?
What was the goal you hoped to achieve by partnering with Credit Advisors Foundation? Are you starting to think the DMP honeymoon might be over?
Regardless of what method
you choose, talk to us.
It doesn’t have to be.
Revitalizing your debt management program is up to you and ... You Can!
Here are the Top 5 Hints for breathing life back into your DMP:
Hint # 1.
Pay consistently and on time.
The first hint is true whether you are in a debt management program or paying your creditors yourself after you complete the DMP. Our research shows that for the greatest consistency EFT/ACH is the most effective form of payment for our DMP clients. Through the EFT/ACH process you request CAF to withdraw your payment directly from your account on a specific date. No need to remember from month to month to buy and mail a money order, or send funds through Moneygram. It’s easy and convenient. And for your added convenience CAF has added additional dates for the withdrawals to occur. The dates that are now available are the 1st, 5th, 8th, 11th, 16th, 20th, 23rd and 25th.
If you have questions, would like more information about EFT/ACH, or would like to sign up for EFT/ACH contact us.
Hint #2 Open your mail.
If you receive mail from a creditor or CAF&emdash;open it. You need to know what’s going on and the fastest way is to read your mail. Don’t forget to take advantage of the technology available to you on the CAF website for monitoring your DMP account and updating your personal information including address, phone, or email. Also, as you review the statements you receive from your creditors, you can immediately update creditor balances and interest rates through your personal access to your CAF account on the website. http://www.creditadvisors.org/members.asp
Hint #3. Talk to us.
Let us know if you have questions. If you run into difficulties in following your budget, talk to us, we may be able to share some helpful alternatives. Not only does CAF have knowledgeable certified credit counselors in their Client Care department to take your telephone calls, you can contact us through the website or by emailing direct to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In a recent client survey the number one reason for choosing CAF in assisting you with debt management was because the CAF staff was responsive, friendly and helpful.
We still are! So talk to us, let us know what obstacles you face in achieving your goals so we can help.
Hint #4. Recommit to your goals.
The same client survey reconfirmed what we at CAF knew to be true. That all of you, when beginning to learn about debt management had goals you wished to achieve. Goals such as to get out of debt, relieve the stress of too much debt or buy a new home. As you reviewed your individual situation with the CAF certified credit counselor you made the decision that the debt management program would be the most effective means of achieving your financial goals. As you learn more and progress through the program, some of your goals will be achieved. It will then be necessary to update and refocus your goals.
Hint #5. Learn as much as you can.
The more you learn, the easier it will become to make smart credit and debt decisions that contribute to achieving your goals. Have you asked yourself, what will make the difference in your financial future? In most cases, gaining more information and a greater understanding of how our financial system functions, as well as the role played by credit and debt in our society and your life, will open new possibilities for your future.
August 14th is National Financial Awareness Day. With so much to learn about basic financial transactions, such as saving for your dreams, credit and debt - how to use it and not let it use you - it is no coincidence that the following day is National Relaxation Day. So relax on August 15th, but before you do make the effort to revitalize your debt management program, working in partnership with CAF to achieve your financial goals.