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Does Eviction Protection Still Apply to You?
Anna Baluch

August 10, 2020

Has the coronavirus pandemic made it difficult for you to pay rent? If so, find…

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Best and Worst States for Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits
Sara Korn

August 6, 2020

Where does your state rank when it comes to unemployment benefits? Learn which states pay…

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What’s Your Financial Next Normal?
Anna Baluch

August 5, 2020

Thanks to the pandemic, we are all adjusting to a new normal. But what's next?…

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We Weren’t Saving for Retirement Before, Now it’s Even Harder
Justine Nelson

August 3, 2020

Widespread unemployment has led to more hardship as Americans struggle to save for retirement. Here’s…

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Access to Credit: Small Business Loans
Steve Tanner

July 31, 2020

Business loan discrimination is a problem in the United States, due to the generational racial…

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Is Your Financial Stress at an All Time High?
Anna Baluch

July 30, 2020

Even if your financial stress is at an all time high, there are ways to…

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7 Smart Ways to Use Your Credit Cards in a Recession
Anna Baluch

July 27, 2020

Credit cards can help you, rather than hurt you in a recession, as long as…

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Access to Credit: Auto Loans and Mobility
Steve Tanner

July 24, 2020

Auto loan debt is a fact of life for most in the U.S. given the…

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You Built an Emergency Fund During Lockdown. Time to Spend It?
Justine Nelson

July 22, 2020

Many Americans have built up savings during the COVID-19 lockdown. But times are still hard.…

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Meet Our Clients: Laura A.
Anna Baluch

July 21, 2020

Our Freedom Debt Relief clients have each taken a journey to get on the path…

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3 Things You Might Need More Than a Stimulus Check
Anna Baluch

July 20, 2020

A second round of stimulus checks would be helpful but they aren’t the key to…

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Is a Balance Transfer Card Harder to Get Right Now?
Sara Korn

July 17, 2020

Due to the coronavirus financial crisis, lenders are making it harder to get a balance…

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Access to Credit: Predatory Lending and Payday Loans
Steve Tanner

July 16, 2020

If you live in an underbanked neighborhood, you might think that predatory loans are your…

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Talk to a Creditor About Loan Forbearance: A Step by Step Guide
Justine Nelson

July 14, 2020

If you are considering asking your creditor for loan forbearance, here is a step-by-step guide…

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Will COVID-19 Stimulus and Benefits be Extended? 5 Things to Know
Anna Baluch

July 13, 2020

The extra $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits may be coming to an end…

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Access to Banking: What Does Underbanked Mean?
Steve Tanner

July 9, 2020

A disproportionate number of African Americans are underbanked or unbanked, which can diminish their access…

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Unemployed? Here’s How to Keep Managing Your Credit Card Debt
Sara Korn

July 8, 2020

If you’re unemployed and still need to manage your credit card debt, there are steps…

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What to Do When Your Spouse Loses Their Job
Anna Baluch

July 7, 2020

Wondering what to do when your spouse loses their job? These tips can help you…

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5 Smart Ways to Spend Your 2020 Tax Refund
Justine Nelson

July 6, 2020

There are so many things you can do with a tax refund, but what should…

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What You Should Know About Access to Student Loans
Steve Tanner

July 2, 2020

Beyond loan discrimination, student loan debt can have a disproportionately negative impact on minorities, but…

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Will Your Job Come Back After COVID? What to Do if it Doesn’t
Anna Baluch

July 1, 2020

With record unemployment, we are all wondering if our jobs will come back after COVID.…

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7 Ways to Save Money This Summer and Still Have Fun
Sara Korn

June 30, 2020

The enjoy familiar summer activities is stronger than ever. Explore some ways you can save…

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Same-Sex Couples Denied a Mortgage More Often
Anna Baluch

June 29, 2020

A study shows same-sex couples are denied a mortgage more often than then heterosexual couples.…

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What is an Economic Injury Disaster Loan?
Justine Nelson

June 26, 2020

An Economic Injury Disaster loan can be used to meet business obligations during a disaster.…

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Who Really Pays for COBRA?
Anna Baluch

June 25, 2020

COBRA can help you get temporary health insurance after you’ve lost your job. But who…

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What You Should Know About Mortgage Discrimination
Steve Tanner

June 24, 2020

Learn more about buying a home, a very important step toward building wealth, and the…

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Who Can Check Your Credit?
Anna Baluch

June 23, 2020

Ever wondered who has the right to check your credit? Here is information on who…

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How Depression Might Affect Spending and Debt
Sara Korn

June 22, 2020

Depression can make it harder to do even simple financial tasks. Here are some tips…

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Should You Borrow Money from Friends and Family in Hard Times?
Justine Nelson

June 17, 2020

Borrowing money from friends and family can be tricky, but doable if you and your…

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Meet Our Clients: Patti B.
Anna Baluch

June 16, 2020

Freedom Debt Relief shares our client stories of facing down debt and moving to a…

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Money Tips for Recent College Grads: Recession Edition
Anna Baluch

June 15, 2020

Are you a 2020 college grad hoping to thrive in the midst of a recession?…

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Will Updates to the PPP Provide Any Small Business Debt Relief?
Sara Korn

June 11, 2020

Learn how the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 compares to the PPP in…

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Americans Spending Stimulus Check on Bills, Debt
Sara Korn

June 10, 2020

Americans are using stimulus checks on bills, essentials, savings, and paying down debt. But using…

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Financial Advice to Ignore During a Recession
Anna Baluch

June 9, 2020

It will come as no surprise to know that not all financial advice is good…

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Financial Goals to Prioritize During COVID-19
Anna Baluch

June 8, 2020

Find out which financial goals are important to prioritize during the coronavirus pandemic so you…

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What You Should Know About Credit Discrimination
Molly Zilli

June 4, 2020

At Freedom Debt Relief, we know that discrimination within the financial industry exists. Learn more…

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Can You Keep Your Unemployment Benefits if You Refuse to Return to Work?
Justine Nelson

June 3, 2020

What happens to your unemployment benefits if you refuse to return to work? Here’s what…

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Are there Any Financial Benefits to Work From Home?
Anna Baluch

June 1, 2020

Find out which financial goals are important to prioritize during the coronavirus pandemic so you…

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Credit Card Changes that Might Benefit You in a Recession
Anna Baluch

May 28, 2020

Credit card companies are making changes to their benefits and rewards programs to help customers…

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Should College Students Get Stimulus Checks?
Justine Nelson

May 27, 2020

The first round of stimulus checks skipped over college students completely. Here’s how a stimulus…

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How to Protect Your Credit Score During the Covid-19 Recession
Anna Baluch

May 26, 2020

You know that protecting your credit score is important, but how do you do that…

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Food Prices Spike: How to Update Your Grocery Budget
Sara Korn

May 22, 2020

Learn how to adjust your food budget to adapt to rising grocery prices and avoid…

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Student Loan Debt Forgiveness for Medical Workers
Anna Baluch

May 19, 2020

Should medical workers receive student loan debt forgiveness for their service during COVID-19? Learn about…

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Why Millennials are Being Hit Hard by the Covid-19 Recession
Justine Nelson

May 18, 2020

No generation is immune to the financial impacts of coronavirus but millennials, born between 1981…

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Understanding Bankruptcy and Debt
Anna Baluch

May 15, 2020

The coronavirus has led to more people filing for bankruptcy, but that isn't always the…

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How to Find the Coronavirus Assistance You Can Get from Your State
Sara Korn

May 14, 2020

Now, when many people have financial hardships due to the coronavirus, there is help available.…

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3 Things Active Military Should Know about Debt and Finances
Anna Baluch

May 13, 2020

There are benefits and some drawbacks military servicemembers face when managing debt and finances. Find…

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Pros and Cons of Applying for a Personal Loan During COVID-19
Justine Nelson

May 12, 2020

Thinking of taking out a personal loan during COVID-19? Learn the pros and cons of…

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Learn a New Language During Quarantine: The Language of Money
Anna Baluch

May 11, 2020

Looking for a productive way to spend your extra time at home during quarantine? Learn…

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How to Manage Your Auto Loan Debt During Covid-19
Sara Korn

May 7, 2020

If you’re experiencing financial hardship, here’s how to think through your options when it comes…

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