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Every client has a story. Setbacks. Hard work. Success. When you hear their stories you may be surprised at how much of yourself you see in their circumstances. No matter the differences, however, the end result is the same across every story - they decided to make a change and reached their goals as a result. You can do the same.

Financial Tips and Advice

We blog about all kinds of financial topics - from the psychology of spending to the simplest ways to cut costs. Browse our extensive backlog of educational articles.

  • Homeownership: Understanding Hidden Costs

    Are you planning to buy a new home? If you are making the move from renter to homebuyer, you are likely to find that there are some hidden costs to ownership - costs that you probably never thought about when you were renting
  • What Beginners Should Know About Credit Cards

    Credit cards allow you to spend money you might not otherwise have. Used mindfully as a tool, credit cards open up all types of convenient doors, but if used unwisely, they can also dig you into a financial hole. If you're just starting out with credit, here's what you should know.
  • How Does a Mortgage Work?

    If you're planning to own a home someday, you'll likely need a mortgage. Learn what a mortgage is, how it works, how to qualify, types of mortgage loans, and more.
  • What to Do After Losing Your Job

    Creating a plan and taking action is the best way to combat an unplanned unemployment. If you ever find yourself suddenly without a job, consider the following ten steps to be your unemployment recovery checklist.
  • How to Get an Emergency Loan if You Have Bad Credit

    No one wants to take out an emergency personal loan, but sometimes life can hand us financial predicaments. And having poor credit just makes things harder. Fortunately, you have options. Here's what you need to know.
  • Are Fast Cash Loans Legitimate?

    When you hit a financial snag and need some quick cash for expenses until your paycheck arrives, it may be tempting to consider a fast cash loan. Also known as “payday loans,” they’re meant to be a short-term loan fix that you pay back as soon as your paycheck arrives. That sounds enticing, but is it too good to be true?
  • Financial Stress Leads to Symptoms of Depression, PTSD

    The origins of mental illness are varied and complex, but one contributing factor that has the potential to impact nearly everyone at some point in their life is personal finance. If financial stress is impacting your mental health, these steps can help you find relief.
  • How to Overcome Feelings of Shame about Personal Debt

    Shame is one of the biggest barriers consumers face when dealing with overwhelming debt. Fear of being judged prevents many people from taking steps to improve the situation. Here's how you can get past these feelings and start getting the help you deserve.
  • What Does the Navient Student Loan Settlement Mean for Borrowers?

    In January 2022, Navient, one of the country’s largest student loan servicers, reached a $1.85 billion settlement over allegations it defrauded students with deceptive and predatory loan practices. Here's how to know if your loans were impacted and what comes next.
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    MMI is proud to have achieved an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), a nonprofit organization focused on promoting and improving marketplace trust. The BBB investigates charges of fraud against both consumers and businesses, sets standards for truthfulness in advertising, and evaluates the trustworthiness of businesses and charities, providing a score from A+ (highest) to F (lowest).
  • Candid GuideStar Gold Transparency level 2022 Candid
    MMI has achieved a Gold Seal of Transparency by Candid (formerly GuideStar), a leading source for insights on thousands of nonprofit organizations. For decades, Candid has provided data that powers hundreds of websites, programs, and applications related to philanthropic giving in order to help grantors make informed decisions.
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    MMI is rated as “Excellent” (4.9/5) by reviewers on Trustpilot, a global, online consumer review platform dedicated to openness and transparency. Since 2007, Trustpilot has received over 116 million customer reviews for nearly 500,000 different websites and businesses. See what others are saying about the work we do.
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development Department of Housing and Urban Development
    MMI is certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide consumer housing counseling. The mission of HUD is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD provides support services directly and through approved, local agencies like MMI.
  • Council on Accreditation Council On Accreditation
    MMI is proudly accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. COA’s thorough, peer-reviewed accreditation process is designed to ensure that organizations like MMI are providing the highest standard of service and support for clients and employees alike.
  • National Foundation for Credit Counseling National Foundation for Credit Counseling
    MMI is a longstanding member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), the nation’s largest nonprofit financial counseling organization. Founded in 1951, the NFCC’s mission is to promote financially responsible behavior and help member organizations like MMI deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services.