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How to Create a Credit Card Payoff Plan
Housten Donham

October 2, 2019

If you're struggling with heavy credit card debt and not sure how to pay it down, consider creating, or getting help creating, a credit card payoff plan.

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How to Manage Money Better without Sacrificing Joy
Jessica Thiefels

September 27, 2019

Want to manage money better without sacrificing the things you love? Here is some easy money management advice that could help.

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Should You Use a Home Equity Loan to Pay Off Debt?
Housten Donham

September 18, 2019

Using your home equity to pay off debt could be a smart choice. But it's important to know the pros and cons before paying off debt with a home equity loan.

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How Much Can You Borrow With a Home Equity Loan?
Janie Basile

September 12, 2019

How much equity you can borrow from your home depends on its value, your mortgage…

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Do You Really Need a 20% Down Payment?
John Russo

September 10, 2019

It is necessary to make a 20% down payment when buying a home? We interviewed…

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How to Use Home Equity
Kate Robinson Beckwith

September 4, 2019

It's important that you learn how to use home equity if you choose to use some of your home's value to make home improvements, pay off debt, or pay tuition.

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Year-Round Tax Planning Strategies
H&R Block

August 30, 2019

Tax experts from H&R Block discuss how to plan for taxes throughout the year and prepare for changes to your W-4 coming up in 2019.

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How to Get a Consolidation Loan with a High Debt to Income Ratio
Anna Baluch

August 29, 2019

Consolidation loans for high debt to income ratios are attainable, but also difficult for many borrowers. Before you go this route, consider your options.

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How to Use a Secured Credit Card to Build Credit
Housten Donham

August 27, 2019

If you have poor credit, a secured credit card may be a great option for you. But you have to learn how to use a secured credit card to build credit first.

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Six Smart Ways to Pay Off Credit Card Debt
John Russo

August 22, 2019

Want to get out of debt faster? Learn 6 surprising methods of paying down your credit card debt that most people have never considered before.

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The 3 Most Unexpected Costs of Owning a Home
John Russo

August 20, 2019

We asked over 1,000 homeowners to tell us about the three most unexpected costs of…

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Should I Consolidate Student Loan Debt?
Housten Donham

August 16, 2019

Are you considering a consolidation loan to help pay off your student loan debt? This article will help you decide if it’s right for you.

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Five Back-to-School Shopping Tips that Save Money
Kate Robinson Beckwith

August 14, 2019

If you're stressed out about all the supplies you'll need to get for your kids…

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Five Apps to Help Save for Retirement
Jessica Thiefels

August 7, 2019

If you're unsure of where to begin planning for your financial future, there are many…

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5 Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid
John Russo

July 30, 2019

If you're in the market for a new home and looking to take out a…

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3 Unexpected Costs of Raising a Kid
John Russo

July 26, 2019

Many soon-to-be parents are curious about the costs of raising a kid or two, or…

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What is a Debt Consolidation Program?
Anna Baluch

July 25, 2019

There are many types of debt consolidation programs that can help improve your financial health, including balance transfer cards and debt settlement plans.

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Debt Payoff Stories from Instagram Influencers
Sarah Li Cain

July 24, 2019

These five Instagram accounts feature people who paid off more than six figures’ worth of…

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13 Health Insurance Terms You Need to Know
Sarah Li Cain

July 17, 2019

Choosing a health insurance plan can be tricky. Get started by learning about these 13 health insurance terms to help educate yourself.

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How to Increase Home Value
Jessica Thiefels

July 10, 2019

If you're about to put your home on the market, then you'll want to check out these low cost and relatively simple ways to increase home value on a budget.

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How to Find Poor Credit Loans
Anna Baluch

June 20, 2019

Poor credit loans are available to many borrowers who have low credit scores, but they carry their share of downsides and should be carefully researched.

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How Does Credit Repair Work?

Find out how credit repair works and get help figuring out if working with a credit repair company could be right for you.

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The Best Financial Tips We Learned from Our Dads
John Russo

June 14, 2019

For many of us, our introduction to financial health and planning came from our dad…

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Best Apps to Help Pay Off Student Loans Faster
Jessica Thiefels

June 12, 2019

If you're worried about how you're going to finally pay for your college education, become…

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Survey: Americans Are (Still) Struggling With Debt
Tammi Huang

June 7, 2019

Our recent survey revealed what our debt problem looks like, but what can those struggling…

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Five Free Debt Payoff Apps You’ll Want to Use Now
John Russo

June 5, 2019

Paying down debt isn't easy, but it doesn't have to be hard either, particularly if…

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60% of Americans Aren’t Saving Enough for Retirement
John Russo

May 30, 2019

Our latest survey revealed that 60% of Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. If that…

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8 Financial Goals for 2019
Sarah Li Cain

May 29, 2019

Don’t let the year pass you by without checking these eight things. It will help you stay on top of your financial goals!

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How to Save Money on Vacation
John Russo

May 28, 2019

Find out how to save money on your next summer vacation by setting up a vacation budget, finding fun free events, and more.

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Meet Our Clients: Peggy and Howard
John Russo

May 21, 2019

Find out how our clients, Peggy and Howard Powell saved money and got out of…

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How to Make a Budget Plan Even if You Hate Math
Jessica Thiefels

May 16, 2019

Find out how a budget could help you save more money—even if you hate math. We have 5 easy ways to keep you on track with minimal math.

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How to Avoid Wedding Debt

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of wedding planning and spend more…

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How to Dispute an Error on Your Credit Report
Anna Baluch

April 24, 2019

Errors may appear on your credit report for a variety of reasons. Learn how to…

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Why Financial Literacy Is Not Just a Buzz Term
Betsalel Cohen

April 18, 2019

Not so long ago, cash was the preferred method of payment for daily purchases, but times have certainly changed. As consumer shopping behaviors have evolved (think Amazon and online shopping) so has our relationship with credit cards and debt. Credit can cloud our view of spending, making it easy to forget how much we haveRead more Why Financial Literacy Is Not Just a Buzz Term

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ASU Study: Freedom Debt Relief Clients Are 24% More Financially Healthy
John Russo

April 17, 2019

The L. William Seidman Research Institute at ASU found that Freedom Debt Relief clients are…

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Study: Freedom Debt Relief Helps Clients Reduce Stress
John Russo

April 12, 2019

A study from the L. William Seidman Research Institute found that Freedom Debt Relief helps…

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Looking for a Loan with Bad Credit?
John Russo

April 11, 2019

Looking for a bad credit loan? Find out where to get a bad credit loan, how to make sure your bad credit loan is legit, and more.

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Credit Report vs. Credit Score – What’s the Difference?
Charla Myers

April 10, 2019

As you work to improve your finances, you may be wondering what the difference is between a credit report vs. credit score. Find out here.

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The Pros and Cons of Loan Refinancing
Molly Zilli

April 9, 2019

Will refinancing save you money? Before you make the decision to refinance, weigh the pros and cons of refinancing a loan.

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How to Reduce Expenses and Save Money Every Month
Jessica Thiefels

April 8, 2019

Whether money’s tight or you’re trying to get out of debt faster, you’re probably wondering how to reduce expenses and save money. Here are some tips.

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5 Credit Score Factors You Should Know

Explore some of the most commonly asked questions about credit scores and get a deeper understanding of how they’re calculated and the steps you can take to improve your score.

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How to Buy a House with Bad Credit
Jessica Thiefels

March 27, 2019

Wondering how to buy a house with bad credit? It’s more difficult, but it is…

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How to Use Your Home Equity to Pay Off Student Loans
Dave Rathmanner

March 22, 2019

Are you struggling to pay for college or eager to repay student loan debt. Here…

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The Pros and Cons of Cash-Out Refinancing
Housten Donham

March 21, 2019

Cash-out refinancing can help free up cash for emergencies or other expenses. But it's important to understand the pros and cons of cash-out refinance.

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Refinancing: Pros and Cons
Tammi Huang

March 20, 2019

When you refinance a loan, you’re getting a new loan to pay off the previous…

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Survey: Americans Can’t Cover Emergency Expenses
John Russo

March 19, 2019

Are people saving enough to cover a $5000 emergency expense? We surveyed over 2,000 Americans…

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Mortgage Vocabulary: Terms You Need to Know

If you're in the market for a house or plan to refinance one, you may want to brush up on your mortgage vocabulary to help you make informed choices.

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Debt Settlement, Taxes, and Your 2018 Filing
John Russo

March 12, 2019

Debt settlement taxes may not be something you consider when you choose to lower your…

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Survey: More Women Than Men Are Stressed About Debt
John Russo

March 11, 2019

A survey from Freedom Debt Relief suggests that women tend to feel worse about debt…

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3 Expert Tips for Raising Financially Responsible Kids
John Russo

March 6, 2019

Raising financially responsible kids is the goal of many parents. Learn three expert tips on…

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