The Times West Virginian

January 10, 2013

Don’t hesitate

There should be no stigma attached to credit counseling

By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — There shouldn’t be any stigma attached to getting help with your fiscal responsibilities.

That’s what CRISS-CROSS, Consumer Referral and Information Service System for Citizens, Resources and Organizations Seeking Solutions, wants people to know.

Talk about a mouthful.

Though it’s based in Clarksburg and operates throughout the state, its Consumer Credit Counseling program is a United Way of Marion County member agency that provides people with credit report reviews, debt management and a whole lot more.

“When you hear consumer credit, sometimes you get a negative connotation in your mind,” said Executive Director Amie Darway.

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