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How to Stop Credit Card Collection Calls
Aly J. Yale

February 23, 2022

Learn your rights and how to stop collection calls from credit card companies and debt collectors.

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Maxed Out Credit Cards: Why It's Bad and What to Do About It
Rebecca Lake

February 23, 2022

Why is it bad to max out your credit card? Learn how to deal with maxed out credit cards and get debt under control.

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What Is a Government Debt Relief Program?
Rebecca Lake

February 21, 2022

Government debt relief programs exist for student debt, tax debt, and certain mortgage debt. However, there is no government credit card debt program, so...

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How Much Credit Card Debt Is Too Much?
Erik J. Martin

February 21, 2022

Learn the signs that you’re carrying too much credit card debt. How to get out of credit card debt.

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What Is Debt Relief?
Richard Barrington

February 12, 2022

Debt relief companies can help you get out of debt faster. Debt strategies include debt consolidation, debt management, and debt settlement.

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Do it Yourself
Aimee Bennett

February 3, 2022

This could be the right solution for you if you are able to consistently pay more than the minimum balance due each month.

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Most Americans Carry Debt in Retirement: Can You Retire Debt-Free?
Erik J. Martin

February 3, 2022

Most Americans carry debt in retirement. How to save for retirement and retire debt-free.

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How to Get Out of Debt Fast
Erik J. Martin

January 26, 2022

Learn the best way to get out of credit card debt. Get rid of debt with debt consolidation, debt management, debt negotiation, debt relief, or debt acceleration.

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Personal Financial Planning: How to Make a Financial Plan
Richard Barrington

January 25, 2022

Personal financial planning means determining your current financial position, setting your goals and creating a strategy to achieve your goal.

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How to Consolidate Credit Card Debt
Rebecca Lake

January 25, 2022

Credit card consolidation can make it easier to pay off credit card balances. Learn how to successfully consolidate credit card debt and avoid credit consolidation mistakes.

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What Are Debt Strategies?
Richard Barrington

January 25, 2022

Debt relief companies can help you get out of debt faster. Debt strategies include debt consolidation, debt management, and debt settlement.

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What Is Credit Counseling?
Rebecca Lake

January 21, 2022

What is credit counseling? How credit counseling works. What it’s like to go through credit counseling.

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What Is Refinancing?
Richard Barrington

January 19, 2022

A refinance loan is a loan you use to refinance debt for a lower payment, better interest rate or other benefit. Learn when to refinance and refinance alternatives for debt.

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What Is a Balance Transfer?
Richard Barrington

January 17, 2022

What is a balance transfer? A credit card balance transfer is one way to potentially pay less interest on credit card debt and pay debt off faster. Learn how to do a balance transfer.

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What Is Home Equity?
Gina Freeman (Pogol)

January 17, 2022

Home Equity: Learn how to calculate home equity, how much home equity can you borrow against, types of home equity loans and about taking home equity out of your house.

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#MyFreedomDebtStory: The Story, the Contest, the Winners
Aimee Bennett

January 11, 2022

We recently invited Freedom Debt Relief graduates to submit videos about their experiences in the…

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Is Debt Settlement a Legitimate Way to Deal with Debt?
Noelle Marr

September 16, 2021

Let’s explore the pros and cons of debt settlement to see why so many have chosen our program to solve their debt problem.

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Your Credit Score vs. Creditworthiness
Noelle Marr

September 16, 2021

Find out why your creditworthiness matters when you’re choosing a debt solution.

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How Soon Will Minimum Payments Pay Off My Credit Card?
Noelle Marr

September 8, 2021

Only making minimum payments on your credit card month after month? Find out how long it could take you to pay them off and how much extra it could cost.

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The Good, Fair, and Poor: How Your Credit Score Is Determined
Noelle Marr

September 8, 2021

Learn about five factors that make up the mystery behind your credit score.

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How Does Debt Settlement Work?
Noelle Marr

September 1, 2021

Debt settlement could substantially reduce the amount of debt you owe, but how does it work? Learn about Freedom Debt Relief’s 4-step process.

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5 Popular Ways to Pay Off Debt
Noelle Marr

September 1, 2021

Learn about five popular ways people deal with debt so you can decide which one is right for you.

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How to Pay Off Medical Debt
Janie Basile

June 7, 2021

Medical costs and debt are a constant headache for millions of Americans. Learn why and how to cut healthcare costs in your life.

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How to Stop Debt Collection Calls
Gina Freeman (Pogol)

January 31, 2021

If your debt has gone to collections, debt collection calls can be intrusive and stressful. Learn your rights and how to stop debt collector calls.

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How Could the New Biden Administration Affect My Money?
Steve Tanner

January 20, 2021

With the inauguration of President Biden, taxes, student loan debt, healthcare, and other economic policies…

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#MyFreedomDebtStory: The Story, the Contest, and the Winners
Tanya Peterson

January 19, 2021

We recently invited Freedom Debt Relief graduates to submit videos about their experiences in the…

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January is Poverty in America Awareness Month
Molly Zilli

January 15, 2021

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month, so now is a good time to…

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How to Get Your Recovery Rebate Credit
Anna Baluch

January 12, 2021

If you didn’t receive one or both stimulus payment(s), or received less than you’re entitled…

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Financial House Cleaning: How to Organize Your Finances in 2021
Anna Baluch

January 11, 2021

Just like a messy home, messy finances can be stressful and overwhelming. Here are a…

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Should You File Your Taxes Early This Year?
Sara Korn

January 7, 2021

Here’s what you need to know to get your tax refund as quickly as possible…

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How Will You Spend Your Second Stimulus Check?
Molly Zilli

January 5, 2021

The new COVID-19 Economic Relief Bill includes another round of stimulus checks. If you receive…

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Now’s the Time to Deal with Holiday Debt – Here’s How
Anna Baluch

January 4, 2021

How do you get rid of your holiday debt and move to a healthier financial…

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12 Smart Money Management Tips to See You Through 2021
Anna Baluch

December 30, 2020

Ready to get 2021 off on the right foot financially? We have 12 smart money…

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When do COVID Relief Unemployment Benefits End?
Steve Tanner

December 29, 2020

You may have concerns about federal COVID relief ending in 2021, including extra benefits for…

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Money Management in 2020 and Beyond: This Year’s Top Posts
Molly Zilli

December 28, 2020

To help you start off the New Year with the benefit of hindsight in money…

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Almost Half of Americans Are Earning Less Than Before COVID
Justine Nelson

December 22, 2020

The pandemic has created a strenuous environment for many Americans, especially when it comes to their finances. Even as 2020 comes to an end, nearly half of working Americans say their income is still less than what it was pre-pandemic. While vaccines bring the hope that things will eventually return to something like normal, financialRead more Almost Half of Americans Are Earning Less Than Before COVID

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3 Money Management Mistakes to Avoid in 2021
Anna Baluch

December 21, 2020

Ready for a better financial situation in 2021? Here are our top three money management…

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When Do Coronavirus Aid and Government Stimulus Programs End: Round Up
Michael Micheletti

December 17, 2020

Do you rely on the coronavirus aid and government stimulus programs that are ending in…

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Top 10 Money Saving Apps of 2020
Anna Baluch

December 16, 2020

Ready to take some of the guesswork out of saving money? Check out a few…

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Why You Should Have a Will, Even if You’re Not Rich
Anna Baluch

December 15, 2020

A will is an essential legal document that you need, even if you’re not rich.…

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The Season of Giving: How We Will Give Back This Year
Tanya Sotos

December 14, 2020

With the challenges of 2020, this can be a difficult year to give to charity.…

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Giving to Charity Using the CARES Act Charitable Deductions
Sara Korn

December 10, 2020

The CARES Act allows a special $300 above-the-line tax deduction for cash donations made directly…

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Denied a Credit Card? What to Do Next
Justine Nelson

December 9, 2020

Being denied for a new credit card can be disappointing especially during a pandemic. Here’s…

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Did You Change Your Spending Habits During COVID?
Steve Tanner

December 8, 2020

If you've changed your spending habits during COVID-19, you're not alone. Now's the time to…

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How to Feel Rich During the Holidays Without Going Into Debt
Anna Baluch

December 7, 2020

Even if you don’t make a ton of money, you can still feel rich during…

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What Is Consolidated Credit?
Molly Zilli

December 4, 2020

If you are searching for ways to climb out from under debt, there are many options available, including consolidated credit. Find out what's right for you.

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Understanding Your Credit Score And What That Means For FDR Clients
Freddie Huynh

December 3, 2020

Everyone is hyper-focused on their credit score, but what is just as important as the…

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Is Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Coming?
Sara Korn

December 2, 2020

While President-elect Biden has expressed strong support for student debt forgiveness, there are still a…

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Stay Debt Free This Holiday Season
Anna Baluch

November 30, 2020

Even if money is tight this year, you can enjoy the holidays without debt. Find…

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What is Credit Counseling?
Steve Tanner

November 25, 2020

What is credit counseling? It's a service combining financial education and advice with programs to lower your interest rates, but it's not for everyone.

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