We offer many types of financial education resources such as in-house and online training, as well as many online educational articles. All in-house classes are held at the Agency’s Education Center, 2403 Sidney Street, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, unless otherwise noted. Class sizes are limited, so please call 1-800-599- 6497 to register.
Bankruptcy Education Class:
If you have filed bankruptcy and need to schedule the required pre-discharge bankruptcy education class, click here for more information.
Personal Financial Management 101:
Topics Include money management, the wise use of credit, credit report basics, appropriate levels of insurance and keeping accurate financial records. This class is offered at our Pittsburgh office only. Call 1-800-599-6497 Ext. 145 for the current class schedule.
Home Sweet Home:
Getting ready to buy your first home? You’ll learn the basics of the home buying process, including, financing a home, qualifying for a mortgage, shopping for a home, and how to prevent foreclosure. * Note: No scheduled classes at this time.
Here’s a List of our other Educational Programs and Tools:
Education Library – Interesting articles that are the resources you need to get a better understanding of debt relief and credit counseling. The categories are: Budgeting & Savings, Dealing With Debt, Housing, and Understanding Credit.
Blog – The blog has everything you need to make good financial decisions and find the information you’ve been looking for. We want to help you improve your finances and secure the knowledge you need to properly handle your money.
Financial and Loan Calculators – These free calculators can help ease the worries of monthly payments, retirement savings, and other stressful financial responsibilities. We provide an assortment of loan calculators, personal finance calculators, and money management calculators to name a few.
Budget Builder – This free tool was built to help you set up, analyze, and improve your budget. Most commonly used to help people understand their financial situation and spending habits, and to discover ways to improve their finances. It’s easy enough to complete in just a few minutes.
Goal Tracker – This tool is great at teaching you the best ways to save for a goal. It’s quick and easy to set up. It’s both an educational tool and a savings tracking tool. From automated reminders and email alerts, you’ll know exactly what you need to do to reach all of your financial goals.
Videos & Guides – Educational and entertaining videos, guides, white papers, slideshows, and infographics. Use these free resources to make sound financial decisions and answer your personal finance questions.
Helpful Links – Website links to helpful resources. They include links to government agencies, food programs, home energy assistance programs, legal and consumer credit issues, tax information, help with substance abuse or addictions, healthcare programs, credit bureaus, and more.
Agency Newsletters – This is a link to our monthly newsletters that the agency sends out to all of our clients. Here you will find the most current issue of The Advisor newsletter along with all of the past issues.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Western Pennsylvania (CCCS of Western PA) has changed its name to Advantage Credit Counseling Service, Inc. (Advantage CCS).
On April, 8th 2004 CCCS of Western PA was rebranded to the new name of Advantage Credit Counseling Service, Inc. and we also have a new website at www.advantageccs.org. We are the same reputable and trusted non-profit credit counseling agency that has been helping people with their debt for over 49 years. Advantage CCS is still Pennsylvania’s largest consumer credit counseling agency.
Founded in 1968, Advantage CCS is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with multiple office locations across the state. We are a non-profit credit counseling agency that is approved and licensed. We are proud members of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).