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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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The Case for Debt Settlement: The AFCC Study
Ann Condron

February 21, 2018

This infographic of a 2017 study by the American Fair Credit Council (AFCC) shows how…

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How to Understand and Conquer Financial Phobia
John Russo

February 2, 2018

If you’re suffering from financial phobia, you’re not alone. Learn more about this fear, how…

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10 Ways to Clean Up Your Finances
Ann Condron

December 13, 2017

Start the year off right with our 10 favorite money tips, from maxing out your…

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How Do I Talk to Someone I Want to Help Get Out of Debt?
Charla Myers

December 5, 2017

Is there someone close to you that you want to help get out of debt? Be patient, be empathetic, and try these 7 talking points.

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10 Holiday Shopping Debt Traps You Need to Avoid
Charla Myers

November 21, 2017

Shop early, get free shipping, look for treasures: Here are 10 helpful tips on celebrating…

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How to Save $100 by Unsubscribing from Entertainment Apps
Charla Myers

November 17, 2017

Many of us have no idea what we spend on subscription services every year. How…

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How to Not Stress about Money: 4 Key Tips
Charla Myers

October 12, 2017

Wondering how to not stress about money? Check out these four tips for dealing with and overcoming the financial stress in your life.

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6 Ways to Plan for a Debt-Free Holiday
Janie Basile

September 25, 2017

Discover 6 ways to avoid credit card debt and having to pay off holidays after…

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How to Improve Your Financial Health
John Russo

September 12, 2017

Your financial health is just as important as your physical health. Read these simple tips…

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6 Signs You May Have Too Much Debt
John Russo

July 26, 2017

Read this to find out if it’s time to explore a debt consolidation loan, debt reduction, or other type of debt help. Freedom Debt Relief share pros and cons of every debt solution strategy to help find what's best for you!

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The Truth About America’s Debt Crisis
Tammi Huang

July 3, 2017

What is the American debt crisis, and what can you do to become less of…

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Why Do People Overspend?
Tammi Huang

May 20, 2017

Why do people overspend? Here’s a glance into the psychological reasons some people tend to…

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5 Money Tips for Recent Grads
Aimee Bennett

April 14, 2017

We’ve got five financial tips to make the transition out of college go smoothly for…

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7 Ways to Fix Your Credit
Tammi Huang

February 6, 2017

Your credit score affects many aspects of your life. If your score is less than stellar, don't worry. There are several ways to fix your credit.

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3 Reasons People Stay In Debt
Tammi Huang

January 13, 2017

People get into debt for many reasons. But sometimes, they stay in debt because they…

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Can You Inherit Credit Card Debt?
Tammi Huang

October 24, 2013

Can you inherit credit card debt from your parents? Usually not, but there are a…

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Debit or Credit?
Tammi Huang

October 14, 2013

Should you use debit or credit to make that purchase? It depends on a number of factors, including your personal preferences, your budget, and more.

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Does Paying Off Debt Improve Your Credit Profile?
Tammi Huang

September 9, 2013

Many people who have debt problems often suffer from a bad credit profile as well.…

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Debt – Is It a Dating Deal Breaker?
Tammi Huang

August 8, 2013

Dating someone with debt might seem like deal-breaker, but it doesn’t have to be. Here…

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What is a 401k Plan?
Jacqueline Backman

July 15, 2013

What is a 401k plan? If you're just starting out, or even if you have been working for a while, learn more about using a 401k to save for your retirement.

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Couponing: A Beginner’s Guide
Sarah Li Cain

June 13, 2013

Whether you clip them out of newspapers, flyers, grab them when you enter the store,…

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