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Junior Achievement survey measures teens’ financial concerns

Just half of teenagers in a new Junior Achievement financial literacy survey list becoming financially independent of their parents as one of their future goals. While that fact may give parents a moment of shock and concern, it can relate to increasing student loan debt and a weak job market in the past 10 years, [...]

By | 2018-04-16T16:40:57+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Junior Achievement survey measures teens’ financial concerns

St. Patrick’s Day draws thousands to downtown despite chill

From emerald shirts to green mustaches, thousands of would-be-Irish painted downtown Topeka like a shamrock Saturday while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. The day was packed with events, from Mass and breakfast at Mater Dei Assumption Church to the Great Topeka Bed Race and an Irish whiskey tasting, as well as live music and a 5K [...]

By | 2018-04-11T21:02:59+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on St. Patrick’s Day draws thousands to downtown despite chill

Downpayment Grant Program Now Statewide

The Topeka chapter of Housing and Credit Counseling announced last week the statewide launch of its successful Take the Opportunity To Own program. “We’re so excited for this,” said Chris Burk with HCCI. “The Federal Home Loan Bank has been a great partner with us. For Topeka, we’ve been doing this since 1992. Now, we’re [...]

By | 2018-04-11T21:00:41+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Downpayment Grant Program Now Statewide

HCCI Board Appoints Marilyn Stanley as Executive Director

Marilyn Stanley has been appointed Executive Director of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI).  In making the announcement, Robb Cummings, HCCI Board Chair, said, “The board appointed Marilyn as an interim director in December 2016 and the board continues to be very impressed with her leadership during this transition period.  We strongly feel Marilyn is [...]

By | 2017-05-24T20:00:48+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HCCI Board Appoints Marilyn Stanley as Executive Director

The Women’s Fund awards grants to nine Topeka programs

Topeka’s Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. hopes to bring financial stability to single mothers, and on Wednesday, the financial planning nonprofit received $1,200 to make that happen. HCCI’s Hope Money Club was among nine programs from local organizations that received a total of 40,000 from the Women’s Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Topeka Community [...]

By | 2017-04-27T19:08:04+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Women’s Fund awards grants to nine Topeka programs

Real Estate 101 Information Minute – How do I get out of debt?

Welcome the Monday edition of Real Estate 101 Information Minute. In today's episode Karey and Chris, HCCI are discussing ways to get out of debt. When you are in financial trouble a 3-5 year debt management plan maybe needed. But like all things rebuilding your credit will take time. For help from HCCI contact them [...]

By | 2017-04-13T16:27:01+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Real Estate 101 Information Minute – How do I get out of debt?

Real Estate 101 Information Minute – What is a FICO Score?

Welcome to the Friday edition of Real Estate 101 Information Minute - in today's episode, Karey and Chris, HCCI are discussing FICO Scores and how to set a budget. Learn some reasons you might seek their help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-r06ti9x1k&feature=share

By | 2017-04-13T15:46:34+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Real Estate 101 Information Minute – What is a FICO Score?

Real Estate 101 Information Minute – How do I fix my credit?

Welcome to the April Real Estate 101 Information Minute. This month Karey is visiting with Chris Burk from Housing and Credit Counseling (HCCI). In today's episode, Karey and Chris are discussing your credit score. What is a credit score? Why does it matter? Who reports about it? Learn more... If you need help with your [...]

By | 2017-04-13T15:43:48+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Real Estate 101 Information Minute – How do I fix my credit?

Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. Suggests Three Important Financial Resolutions For 2017

HCCI lists a few easy tips to help Americans achieve financial success in the new year. HCCI is sharing some advice for consumers who are facing another new year with budget and debt concerns. A recent survey by Fidelity Investments revealed that more than a third of Americans intend to make a financial resolution for [...]

By | 2017-01-31T15:40:14+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. Suggests Three Important Financial Resolutions For 2017

Interim Executive Director Announced for Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.

The Board of Directors of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI) announce the appointment of Marilyn Stanley as the interim Executive Director of HCCI effective December 15, 2016.  Robb Cummings, Chair of the HCCI Board, said “the board and staff are very happy to have Marilyn accept this position.”  Cummings said Stanley has been with [...]

By | 2017-01-31T15:40:15+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Interim Executive Director Announced for Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.
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