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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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Survey: How Americans Spend Their Tax Refunds
John Russo

March 4, 2019

Freedom Debt Relief surveyed over 2,000 how they were planning to use their tax refund,…

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What is Zero-Based Budgeting?
John Russo

February 28, 2019

What is zero-based budgeting? It's a smart way to track your income and expenses, but you should also be aware of zero-based budgeting pros and cons.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score
John Russo

February 27, 2019

One of the best ways to improve your overall financial health, is to improve your credit score. Here are 5 tips on how to do just that.

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Survey: 54% of Americans Can’t Handle a $500 Expense
John Russo

February 27, 2019

We surveyed more than 2,000 Americans on their financial situation and learned that 54% of…

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Budgeting 101: The Basics on How to Budget
Housten Donham

February 7, 2019

Ready to learn how to budget? After you master these basic budgeting tips, you’ll know all you need to start managing your financial future.

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What Is UltraFICO and How Is It Different?
Freddie Huynh

February 5, 2019

There’s a new credit score on the block. Read this to find out what you…

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4 New 2018 Tax Changes You Need to Know Before You File
Michael Micheletti

January 30, 2019

Find out how 2018 tax changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect…

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Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies: Pros & Cons
John Russo

January 24, 2019

Learn how consumer credit counseling works, pros and cons of consumer credit counseling, and how to choose the right credit counseling agency for you.

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4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Finances in 2019
Tammi Huang

January 23, 2019

Many people want to get financially healthy this year. If you're wondering how to improve…

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4 Questions to Ask a Debt Settlement Company Before You Sign Up
John Russo

January 17, 2019

Before signing up for a debt settlement company, learn about the risks and benefits of debt settlement by asking the company these 4 questions.

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How to Become Debt-Free in 2019
Housten Donham

January 16, 2019

2019 is here and if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to tackle your credit card debt, we could help! Read on to learn about 4 popular and effective ways to get out of credit card debt.

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3 Ways to Pay Off Holiday Credit Card Debt Fast
Housten Donham

January 9, 2019

It’s easy to find yourself swamped by debt, especially after the holidays. If you’re wondering…

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Five Facts About Debt Collector Calls You Need to Know
John Russo

December 16, 2018

When you're struggling with debt and trying to make payments, the last thing you need…

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What is Predatory Lending?
Charla Myers

November 12, 2018

What is predatory lending? There's no official definition, but predatory lenders take advantage of borrowers with excessive rates and little transparency.

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4 Bad Ways to Pay Off Debt
Charla Myers

November 8, 2018

There are better and worse ways to approach paying off your debts. Some types of…

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Debt Snowball or Debt Avalanche: Which is Better?
Tammi Huang

October 28, 2018

If you have debt, explore the debt snowball or debt avalanche method. Both methods involve…

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Tips to Defend Yourself Against Zombie Debt
John Russo

October 25, 2018

Knowing whether your old debt has truly expired can be tricky. Read these tips for…

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How to Negotiate a Debt Settlement
John Russo

October 22, 2018

Can't pay your debt? Learn how to negotiate credit card debt settlement with creditors by yourself or with a professional debt settlement company.

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Benefits of an Emergency Fund: Why They Matter and How to Build Yours
Aimee Bennett

October 12, 2018

An emergency fund can be a lifeline in times of financial crisi, such as a medical emergency or job loss. Learn how to build an emergency fund and more.

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10 Warning Signs of Financial Trouble
Tammi Huang

September 30, 2018

Understanding how to spot the warning signs of financial trouble is the first step toward…

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Ways To Save More Money
Charla Myers

September 5, 2018

If you're struggling to get a handle on your household budget, keep in mind that there are always ways to save more money. Read our savings ideas here.

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Saving Your Sanity: How to Deal with Debt Collectors
John Russo

August 22, 2018

Fielding debt collection calls can be very stressful. Learn how to deal with debt collectors and manage that stress better.

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How to Tell the Difference Between Good Debt and Bad Debt
John Russo

July 24, 2018

What is good debt vs bad debt? Learn about how good debt can help you and improve your credit and how to conquer bad debt that could be holding you back.

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How to Find a Debt Management Program
Charla Myers

June 25, 2018

If you're struggling with your debts, one option is to enroll in a debt management program, which may help you with a debt strategy and get better rates.

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What is Debt Management?
Aimee Bennett

June 20, 2018

If you're dealing with a heavy debt load, you might consider a debt management company for relief. Make sure you do you research and explore your options.

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9 Smart Ways to Save Money on Summer Vacation
Charla Myers

June 2, 2018

With a little bit of planning, you can enjoy an awesome vacation and still stay…

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10 Money-Saving Vacation Hacks
Aimee Bennett

May 25, 2018

While you’re on vacation, it can be hard to relax because you’re worried about the…

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Is Your Debt Relief Company Legit?
Aimee Bennett

May 15, 2018

Is your debt relief company legit? How about all those other debt relief companies? Not all of them are, so learn more about how to find one that is.

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5 Tips for Talking to Your Partner about Debt
John Russo

May 15, 2018

Find out how you and your significant other can make a plan to save more…

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9 Amazing Ways to Save $300 Every Month
Charla Myers

May 4, 2018

Obeying these 9 budget rules can help you save $300 a month – or more!…

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What’s a Good Debt-to-Income Ratio?
John Russo

May 1, 2018

Debt-to-income ratio tells you what percent of your monthly income goes towards paying debt. Learn how to calculate your DTI and why it's important.

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7 Budget Basics Your Teenager Should Know
Aimee Bennett

April 30, 2018

It is never too early to teach money skills. Learn seven essentials of using a…

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