Consumer Health through Financial Education

Three and one half years ago I joined Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions as its President / CEO. It has been an experience beyond description. I say that because the emotions felt and the experiences incurred are too numerous and too varied to capture in a single missive. As one can imagine, when dealing with individuals burdened under the weight of tremendous consumer debt, the stories of despair and fear at the front end, and the expressions of pride, appreciation and relief at the finish line are as varied as they are emotional!

Clearpoint’s dedicated executives, counselors and support personnel assist thousands of consumers every month who need education in areas of budget, housing and credit counseling. In most cases, we provide those services at no cost to the consumer and our counselors ( I say “coaches”) provide insight and support necessary to make the confusing fathomable and the seemingly impossible doable. They do it every day under the banner of Clearpoint’s mission of providing Consumer Health through Financial Education.

Many times the key to success for the consumers we coach, is teaching them a new skill or changing their attitude or behavior. Today, in honor of those efforts, I am changing my attitude (I now love blogs) and learning a new skill (evidence of which will be the successful posting of my first blog entry). As I venture into this new world, I dedicate this report and my future efforts to our brave clients and the wonderful Clearpoint folks who serve them.

Chris Honenberger is the former President and CEO of Clearpoint. He has significant experience in law, banking and finance, and executive leadership, and during his time at Clearpoint he guided the agency toward its mission of “consumer health through financial education.”

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