Debt Solutions Articles

How to Negotiate Debt Settlement on Your Own: A DIY Guide
Aly J. Yale

August 20, 2022

While many consumers use a professional debt relief company for settling their debts, it is possible to DIY it, and doing so could save you money — at least if...

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Debt Settlement Pros and Cons

What are debt settlement pros and cons? Before signing up for a debt settlement program, learn about the benefits and pitfalls including...

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How to Pay Off Debt
Tammi Huang

June 28, 2022

Learn about 6 strategies to get out of debt, including debt consolidation loan, credit counseling, debt settlement, a cash-out refinance, or bankruptcy.

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Credit Counseling vs. Debt Settlement vs. Bankruptcy

Compare credit counseling and debt management plan (DMP) to debt settlement (debt relief) and bankruptcy.

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How to Use a Hardship Program for Debt
Erik J. Martin

April 14, 2022

Hardship programs for debt.

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Debt Consolidation vs Bankruptcy for Debt Problems: Which Is Better?
Erik J. Martin

April 13, 2022

Debt consolidation and bankruptcy are very different solutions for debt problems. What's better for you?

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Best Ways to Get Debt Relief
Richard Barrington

March 31, 2022

Help yourself get out of debt fast with these changes to lifestyle and good money management.

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Debt Relief vs. Bankruptcy: What’s Right for You?
Gina Freeman (Pogol)

March 25, 2022

Understanding debt relief vs bankruptcy. Debt relief or bankruptcy can help you get out of debt. Which is better: bankruptcy or debt relief?

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Understanding Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13
Gina Freeman (Pogol)

March 24, 2022

Bankruptcy Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13: How does Chapter 7 bankruptcy work, how does Chapter 13 bankruptcy work, differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

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What Is Debt Settlement?
Gina Freeman (Pogol)

March 21, 2022

Debt settlement is a way to negotiate with creditors to accept a reduced payment on debt. Learn more about the pros and cons of debt settlement program.

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5 Steps to Get Debt-Free Fast
Richard Barrington

March 13, 2022

Five steps you can take to get debt-free faster so you can start to enjoy the benefits now and in the future.

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How to Be Debt-Free by Retirement
Richard Barrington

March 13, 2022

How to retire debt-free: Should I pay off my mortgage before I retire?

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Client Stories: Mounting Credit Card Interest Prompts Action
Aimee Bennett

March 9, 2022

A story about a Freedom Debt Relief client who funded his college life with credit cards and faced mounting credit card interest.

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Client Stories: Unexpected Life Circumstances Build Up To Debt Challenge
Aimee Bennett

March 9, 2022

A story about a Freedom Debt Relief client who faced a debt challenge after funding her college life with credit cards, and had unexpected medical expenses.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Should You Use a Home Equity Loan to Pay Off Debt?
Housten Donham

September 18, 2019

Using your home equity to pay off debt could be a smart choice. But it's important to know the pros and cons before paying off debt with a home equity loan.

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How to Use Home Equity
Kate Robinson Beckwith

September 4, 2019

It's important that you learn how to use home equity if you choose to use some of your home's value to make home improvements, pay off debt, or pay tuition.

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