Gina Freeman (Pogol)

Contributing Author, Editor

Gina Freeman (Gina Pogol) enjoys breaking down complicated subjects and helping consumers feel comfortable making financial decisions. An acknowledged expert in mortgage and personal finance since 2008, Gina's experience include mortgage lending and underwriting, tax accounting, and credit bureau systems consulting. You can find her articles on MSN Money, Fox Business, Forbes.com, The Motley Fool and other respected sites.

How to protect yourself in a recession
Recession Preparation: How Can You Protect Yourself?

August 16, 2022

Yes; the US entered a recession in 2022. Learn how to protect your finances, what to do and not do in a recession.

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mom and daughter (adult)
Words From the Wise: Financial Tips From Our Moms

May 4, 2022

Blog post tips from FDR team moms

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How to save on a vehicle purchase
Spring Survey: Consumers Plan to Buy Cars Despite Costs

July 21, 2022

Spring survey results from Freedom Debt Relief shows consumers plan big ticket purchases in the next 12 months.

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Debt Relief Options
Credit Counseling vs. Debt Settlement vs. Bankruptcy

May 13, 2022

Compare credit counseling and debt management plan (DMP) to debt settlement (debt relief) and bankruptcy.

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Budget family vacation
5 Ways to Take an Affordable Family Vacation This Summer

May 26, 2022

How to take a family vacation without going into debt. Budget vacation options.

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Commercial Loan
What Is a Commercial Loan?

August 1, 2022

Learn about commercial loans for business and real estate, how to get approved for a commercial loan and how commercial loans work.

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How to save when you buy furniture.
How to Save on Furniture in 2022

August 5, 2022

Furniture prices and interest rates are up in 2022. learn how to save when you buy and finance furniture.

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Credit Card Debt Bankruptcy
Should You Consider Filing for Credit Card Debt Bankruptcy?

January 8, 2023

If you’re overwhelmed by creditor phone calls, collection letters, or lawsuits, filing for bankruptcy forces your creditors to suspend collection activity. You cannot legally...

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