We received an email from Melissa Minkalis of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). They are offering a Free DVD about avoiding foreclosure.

I did not order the DVD or know much more about it. I did quickly verify that the NFCC is a legit organization and doesn’t seem to be simply harvesting contact info, etc.

From the email:

Did you know foreclosure rates rose 81% in 2008, making the housing crisis the #1 issue facing our economy today?

The main problem concerning this crisis is that most homeowners don’t seek help until it’s too late. The key is to get reliable advice as early as possible. Sadly, many people don’t realize that trustworthy help is available and what may seem like a dire financial situation can actually be organized, itemized, and prioritized by a NFCC certified credit counselor.

Today, I would like to offer you and your readers a chance to order a new DVD from the NFCC, Avoiding Foreclosure, which can be ordered, FREE of charge by visiting [our Avoiding Foreclosure order form]

Showing inspiring stories from folks who decided to really take charge of their unfortunate situations, this free, informative DVD will provide viewers with motivation for change. Even the toughest of circumstances can result in positive solutions with the help of NFCC certified professionals. It is the hope that seeing these stories first hand will give others the courage to take action.