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Should You Change Your Financial Planning?
Sara Korn

November 24, 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about your long-term financial…

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Black Friday Savings and Shopping: 2020 Edition
Anna Baluch

November 23, 2020

If you’d like to take advantage of the country’s favorite day of bargains during this…

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What’s the Average Credit Score in Your State?
Anna Baluch

November 19, 2020

Wondering about the average credit score in your state so you can understand what might…

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Boost Your Holiday Budget with Seasonal Employment from Home
Steve Tanner

November 18, 2020

There's a lot of pressure to spend money during the holidays, even if you're worried…

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7 Ways to Save More for Retirement, Starting Now
Justine Nelson

November 16, 2020

Building a retirement nest egg starts with an effective retirement savings plan. Here are seven…

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Top 7 Questions About Debt Settlement and Credit Score
Sara Korn

November 11, 2020

How does debt settlement impact credit score and long-term financial well-being? The results of our…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Financial Literacy
Justine Nelson

November 10, 2020

If you have made it a goal to learn more about personal finance, then you…

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What is Your Household Debt?
Anna Baluch

November 9, 2020

Do you know what your household debt is? Learn more about what it is and…

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The Credit Card Sign Up Bonus: Too Good to Be True?
Sara Korn

November 6, 2020

Free money, or a way to lure you deeper into debt? Here is what you…

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What is Unsecured Debt?
Richard Barrington

November 5, 2020

You may have heard the term unsecured debt and wondered what it means. Learn more about unsecured debt, secured debt, and how to manage them both.

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What the Latest Jobs Report Could Mean for Your Finances
Sara Korn

November 2, 2020

The employment situation has improved, but it will be a long road to a full…

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Debt Settlement – A Proven Solution In The Quest For Financial Health
Freddie Huynh

October 28, 2020

At Freedom Debt Relief, we completed a first-of-its-kind study to quantify what happens to our…

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How Much Do Bankruptcy and Debt Settlement Really Cost?
Steve Tanner

October 27, 2020

If you've decided to get your debt under control, it may be time to learn…

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More Americans Than Ever Had a Bank Account – Last Year
Anna Baluch

October 26, 2020

2019 was a year with a record low unbanked rate, but the pandemic changed this…

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Meet our Clients: Arrowyn A.
Anna Baluch

October 23, 2020

Freedom Debt Relief provides everyday Americans with the knowledge and resources they need to resolve…

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Why Dealing with Debt Isn’t as Scary as You Think
Anna Baluch

October 21, 2020

Dealing with debt doesn’t have to be scary. Find out why and what you can…

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How Voting Can Affect Your Personal Finances
Justine Nelson

October 20, 2020

Your vote bridges democracy and your personal finances. From taxes, to healthcare, to unemployment, here’s…

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Beyond Coupons: How to Save Money Shopping
Anna Baluch

October 19, 2020

Want to save money shopping during the recession and beyond? Check out these creative ways…

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7 Smart Ways to Pay off Student Loans
Justine Nelson

October 14, 2020

Learn how to pay off student loans in seven smart and effective ways that maximize…

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Developing The Financial Muscle Memory For Long Term Financial Health
Freddie Huynh

October 13, 2020

Most consumers have too much debt. And, like losing and keeping weight off is hard,…

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What Is the Community Reinvestment Act?
Sara Korn

October 12, 2020

What is the CRA? What role does it play in social justice and how does…

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How to Build Credit after Domestic Abuse
Anna Baluch

October 8, 2020

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we’ve compiled this list of tips on how…

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What Happens When Your Loan Forbearance Ends?
Hirak Bhayani

October 7, 2020

While loan forbearance can provide temporary relief, when the forbearance period ends, you may have…

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Household Wealth Grew This Year — Why Doesn’t It Feel Like It?
Anna Baluch

October 6, 2020

Reports say household wealth grew this year, so why doesn't it feel like it for…

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Open Enrollment 2021: Should You Change Health Insurance in a Pandemic?
Steve Tanner

October 5, 2020

There are some good reasons to change health insurance plans, even during a pandemic. Explore…

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5 Steps to Build Your Credit from Scratch
Justine Nelson

October 1, 2020

If you are ready to learn how to build your credit from scratch, here are…

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Reduced Debt Burden — The Proof is in the Pudding
Freddie Huynh

September 29, 2020

When it comes to financial health, there is something even more important than a credit…

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Ways to Save Money During the Pandemic That We Didn’t Expect
Anna Baluch

September 28, 2020

Looking for ways to save money during the coronavirus pandemic? Our team members found some…

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Should I Open a New Credit Card?
Anna Baluch

September 23, 2020

If you’re asking, “Should I open a new credit card?” this information can help you…

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Should Your Company Reimburse Work-From-Home Expenses?
Anna Baluch

September 22, 2020

If you’re working remotely and wondering if your company is required to reimburse you for…

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Moving Back in With Mom and Dad — How to Make the Money Work
Justine Nelson

September 21, 2020

Need to move back home with mom and dad? Here are tips for both parents…

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Open Enrollment 2021: Do You Need an HSA?
Steve Tanner

September 17, 2020

As open enrollment begins, you may want to consider enrolling in an HSA, which is…

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Teach Your Kids How to Use a Credit Card Before College
Justine Nelson

September 16, 2020

Before they go to college, or maybe even before, you'll want to teach your kids…

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Debt Settlement and the Road Back to FICO® Score Recovery
Freddie Huynh

September 15, 2020

The next post in our series discusses the FDR study quantifying what happens to our…

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Meet Our Clients: Maxine T.
Anna Baluch

September 14, 2020

Freedom Debt Relief strives to help everyday Americans resolve their debts and create brighter financial…

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Changes in Eviction Protection: Update
Sara Korn

September 11, 2020

The CDC extended eviction protection through the end of 2020 to all U.S. renters who…

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Open Enrollment 2021: Does Open Enrollment Matter More this Year?
Steve Tanner

September 10, 2020

It's almost time for open enrollment 2021. What is open enrollment? It's a limited time…

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Did the Fed Just Help You with Your Credit Card Debt?
Anna Baluch

September 9, 2020

The Fed’s new policy might affect your credit card debt. Find out how and what…

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Freedom Debt Relief: Demonstrating Positive Impact for Customers
Freddie Huynh

September 8, 2020

Freedom Debt Relief shares a first of its kind study demonstrating what happens to a…

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In a Strong Market, Here are Smart Ways to Increase Your Home Value
Sara Korn

September 4, 2020

If you’re doing renovations to increase your home’s value, use rewards cards or smart financing…

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Women Hit Harder by Recession, Loss of Childcare: How We’re Coping
Anna Baluch

September 2, 2020

How are you coping with work from home, school from home, and the pandemic "she-cession"?…

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Should You Start a 529 Plan?
Justine Nelson

September 1, 2020

Should you start a 529 plan? A 529 plan can help you save for college…

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What is Budget Billing?
Anna Baluch

August 31, 2020

Do the ups and downs of your utility bills make it hard to stick to…

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How Does Student Loan Forbearance Affect Your Credit Score?
Sara Korn

August 27, 2020

Your credit score may have gone up due to federal student loan deferment. Learn how…

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If You Missed Your Stimulus Check for Dependents, You have Another Chance
Justine Nelson

August 26, 2020

The first round of stimulus checks went out to some without the $500 for their…

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Balances at a Historic Low: Time to Get Credit Card Debt Under Control
Anna Baluch

August 25, 2020

Surprisingly, the coronavirus pandemic is the perfect time to get your credit card debt under…

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Back-to-School Budget 2020: How to Save Money This Year
Anna Baluch

August 24, 2020

No matter how your children will be returning to school in 2020, there are ways…

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Would a Payroll Tax Cut Help You?
Justine Nelson

August 20, 2020

President Trump issued an executive order to cut payroll taxes for working Americans making less…

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Meet our Clients: Chris A.
Anna Baluch

August 14, 2020

Freedom Debt Relief is passionate about helping everyday Americans move towards a better financial future.…

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Remote Learning at College: Will Your Student Loans Change?
Justine Nelson

August 12, 2020

Many college campuses are switching to remote learning, which could impact your semester, and your…

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