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Will We Get Another Stimulus Check?
Justine Nelson

May 6, 2020

Another stimulus package is in the works. Will it include another stimulus check? Here’s what…

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Will Your Credit Limit Be Cut?
Anna Baluch

May 5, 2020

Some credit card companies are cutting credit limits, sometimes without notice. Will this happen to…

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Should You Try and Find a Side Gig During Lockdown?
Anna Baluch

May 4, 2020

If you’re struggling financially as a result of coronavirus, you may want to find a…

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The Good News and Bad News About Your Mortgage During Covid-19
Justine Nelson

May 1, 2020

With so many changes right now, you may have concerns about how the coronavirus will…

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Are Debt Collectors Still Calling During Coronavirus?
Anna Baluch

April 29, 2020

Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, debt collectors may still call you. Find…

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How to Create an Emergency Fund by Snacking and Watching Movies
Anna Baluch

April 28, 2020

Sitting on the couch a lot these days? Did you know you could start an…

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What is the Paycheck Protection Program?
Anna Baluch

April 27, 2020

Are you a small business owner affected by the coronavirus? Learn more about the Paycheck…

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Unemployed Due to Covid-19? Here’s How That Affects Medical Benefits
Anna Baluch

April 24, 2020

If you’re one of the millions unemployed due to the coronavirus, you may be wondering…

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How to Prepare for a Recession If You are Already Struggling
Justine Nelson

April 23, 2020

How do you prepare for a recession when you already struggle financially? Even in tough…

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What’s the Difference Between Furlough, Layoff, and Termination?
Anna Baluch

April 21, 2020

Do you know the difference between a furlough, a layoff and a termination? Here are…

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Does Unemployment Affect Your Credit Score?
Justine Nelson

April 20, 2020

Americans are dealing with unemployment and the financial impact during the coronavirus outbreak. Find out…

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Ready to Teach Money Skills at Home?
Justine Nelson

April 16, 2020

As you work, live, teach and live fully from home, there's a lot to think…

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What Happens if You Can’t Pay Rent This Month, or Next?
Anna Baluch

April 15, 2020

If the coronavirus pandemic has left you with financial hardship rest assured you’re not alone.…

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How Will Coronavirus Impact My Retirement Savings?
Anna Baluch

April 14, 2020

The financial impact of coronavirus has many of us worried about retirement. Here are some…

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3 Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check
Justine Nelson

April 10, 2020

If you qualify and receive a stimulus check under the CARES Act, how could you…

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How to Manage Debt in a Financial Emergency
Steve Tanner

April 10, 2020

Anyone can be impacted by a financial emergency, which requires special attention to your household budget and a comprehensive plan for managing debt.

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Need to Skip a Loan Payment Because of COVID-19? Talk to Your Lender Now
Molly Zilli

April 9, 2020

It's normal to question whether you'll need to skip a loan payment during these precarious…

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How to Avoid Coronavirus Financial Scams
Anna Baluch

April 6, 2020

Whenever there is an emergency, the scammers appear, and the pandemic is no exception. Learn…

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5 Strategies to Help Manage Small Business Debt
Anna Baluch

April 2, 2020

In tough times, you will need to work even harder to manage your small business…

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Do You Need to Change Your Spending Habits?
Justine Nelson

March 31, 2020

If you are facing a rough patch with your finances, maybe you need to change…

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Coronavirus Program Tracker: Government Benefits and Private Programs for Americans
Molly Zilli

March 27, 2020

FDR has assembled a list of federal government benefits and programs that could help families…

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Women and Money: 6 Things Women Should Know about Money and Debt
Jessica Thiefels

March 26, 2020

From the gender pay gap to financial stress, find out what you need to know…

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A Coronavirus Financial Plan: 5 Steps
Steve Tanner

March 24, 2020

If the economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic has you worried, focusing on creating…

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How to Ask Creditors for Loan and Credit Card Forbearance
Michael Micheletti

March 20, 2020

In times of financial hardship, you may want to contact a lender and ask about…

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Reducing Expenses During a Sudden Financial Hardship
Justine Nelson

March 18, 2020

It's natural to feel anxious during a difficult time. Learn how to reduce your expenses…

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Your Emergency Financial First Aid Kit
Tanya Sotos

March 17, 2020

In an emergency, you need to keep yourself, your family, and your financial future safe.…

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Which Debts Should You Pay Off First?
Jessica Thiefels

March 2, 2020

If you feel like you’re drowning in debt and have no idea which debt to…

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Is Marriage Good for Your Financial Health?
Justine Nelson

February 25, 2020

Marriage is about a strong relationship, but can it be about strong finances too? Learn…

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Meet Our Clients: Mike M.
Jessica Thiefels

February 24, 2020

After years of feeling stuck, Mike M. contacted Freedom Debt Relief and took control of…

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5 Ways to Get Rid of Debt Stress
Dori Zinn

February 20, 2020

Debt stress can take a toll on your financial and even your physical health. Find…

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How Much Debt Is Too Much Debt?
Janie Basile

February 3, 2020

Is your debt hangover a symptom of the season, or is it a bigger problem that could put your overall financial health at risk? Read the answers here.

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How to Pay Off Holiday Debt
Housten Donham

January 20, 2020

If you are struggling with holiday debt, here are 5 ways to deal with those…

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7 Good Financial Habits to Master
Kate Robinson Beckwith

January 13, 2020

Having financial goals is important. Read more about 7 good financial habits to master in…

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Is a College Education Worth It?
Anna Baluch

January 2, 2020

Here’s what you and your teen should talk about when deciding if college, and all the costs that come with it, are worth it for them.

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How to Pay Less for College—What You Need to Know
Anna Baluch

December 23, 2019

Saving for college doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Read this to learn how you could afford to pay more and rely on student loans less.

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Debt Relief for Business Owners
Michael Micheletti

December 13, 2019

Debt is a familiar problem for small businesses. Learn about the debt relief options available…

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How to Talk About Money with Your Partner During the Holidays
Ann Condron

November 25, 2019

Real couples share their tips for talking about money with their partner during one of the most financially challenging times of the year: the holidays.

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How to Create Your Yearly Personal Financial Plan
Dori Zinn

November 22, 2019

A personal financial plan can help you stay on track and achieve your financial goals. Get started today with investment, tax, and savings plans.

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Protect Your Identity This Holiday Season
John Russo

November 15, 2019

Learn how to protect your identity online while you’re shopping during the holidays or any other time of year.

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How to Manage Student Loan Debt
Justine Nelson

November 11, 2019

If you have a large student debt load, you're not alone. Here are several options…

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How to Set up a Christmas Budget
Housten Donham

November 11, 2019

We all like to be generous during the holidays, but you don’t need to overspend.…

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6 Black Friday Tips to Get the Best Deals
Jessica Thiefels

November 11, 2019

Everyone wants the best deals leading up to the holidays. Check out these 6 Black…

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Seven Easy Ways to Start Saving for Christmas
Justine Nelson

November 11, 2019

Saving for Christmas or the whole holiday season doesn't have to be a stressful endeavor…

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10 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving on a Budget
Kate Robinson Beckwith

November 7, 2019

Planning a Thanksgiving gathering doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are 10 tips for…

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The True Cost of Helping Your Kid Pay for College
John Russo

November 5, 2019

Our recent survey revealed that helping your kid through college could cause you undue emotional,…

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Convenient Alternatives to Credit Cards
Sara Korn

November 5, 2019

Using a credit card isn't always the best option, especially if you're trying to reduce…

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How to Use Credit Cards Wisely
Sara Korn

November 5, 2019

If you want to get out of debt and develop healthy financial habits, you'll want…

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47% of Graduates Say Student Loan Debt Affects Mental Health
Anna Baluch

October 25, 2019

Our recent survey revealed that student loan debt affects graduates' physical, mental, and emotional health.…

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How to Deal with Financial Stress
Jessica Thiefels

October 22, 2019

If you're feeling anxious or physically ill about debt, then you'll want to read these tips on how to deal with financial stress and get on the right track.

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What is a Balance Transfer Fee?
Kate Robinson Beckwith

October 9, 2019

Balance transfer cards can be tempting when carrying a lot of credit card debt, but they usually come with fees. Learn about what a balance transfer fee is.

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