Meet Our Clients: Laura A.

Meet Our Clients: Laura A.
BY Anna Baluch
Jul 21, 2020
Key Takeaways:
  • Laura sat down with FDR to share her story in a Q&A session.
  • Laura suffered a heart attack, and medical bills led to credit card debt.
  • The FDR program allowed Laura to make affordable deposits. Within a few months, "I got my first settlement and immediately felt better."

At Freedom Debt Relief, our mission is to empower everyday Americans to move forward towards a better financial future and to date, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people do just that. To help us better tell our story, we’ve asked some of our clients to tell theirs.

Recently, our client Laura A. sat down with us to share her story in a Q&A session, as part of our Voice of Our Client series. Here’s a closer look at how debt relief has affected Laura’s financial situation and life, in her own words.

Medical bills led to credit card debt

FDR: How have your health issues impacted your debt?

Laura: I suffered my first heart attack in 2012, followed by my second one in 2017, and another one last year. My healthcare deductible kept increasing until I was paying thousands of dollars per hospital visit. I had no other choice than to use my credit cards.

Then, Laura found Freedom Debt Relief

FDR: What made you seek help?

Laura: My debt just kept growing year after year and it got so stressful. My health issues are triggered by stress, and this debt just made my condition worse. It had to stop. I Googled “debt relief” and I found Freedom.

FDR: On your initial phone call, did you feel pressured to join the program?

Laura: When I called Freedom, I felt no pressure to sign up. The gentleman on the phone made me feel calm and provided me all the information about the program. I discussed it with my husband and we decided it was the best option for us.

She followed the program and resolved her debts

FDR: How does it feel to be debt free?

Laura: Getting out of debt in just two years has lifted a huge weight off my shoulders. And I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish this without Freedom. They laid out the program and I just followed it. Now we are starting fresh and I’m looking forward to our future. I would not be where I am now without Freedom Debt Relief. I’m so thankful, and I wish I’d called them sooner.

FDR: Tell us how relieved you were after taking the first step.

Laura: Even though the program made sense to me, taking that first step was scary. But within a few months I got my first settlement and immediately felt better. That’s when I was like, ‘Okay, we did the right thing’. Plus, the monthly program payment was maybe a third of what I was paying on credit cards, so we were saving money too.

Ready for the next step in your story?

If you’re struggling with debt or are just worried about falling behind on payments, it might be time to take action like Laura did. Freedom Debt Relief is here to help you understand your options for dealing with your debt, including our debt relief program. Our Certified Debt Consultants can help you find a solution that will put you on the path to a better financial future. Find out if you qualify right now.

Check out the video of Laura’s full interview as well as the interviews of other successful FDR graduates.

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A look into the world of debt relief seekers

We looked at a sample of data from Freedom Debt Relief of people seeking debt relief during June 2024. This data highlights the wide range of individuals turning to debt relief.

Age distribution of debt relief seekers

Debt affects people of all ages, but some age groups are more likely to seek help than others. In June 2024, the average age of people seeking debt relief was 50. The data showed that 17% were over 65, and 17% were between 26-35. Are you surprised the youngest person was 18 and the oldest 89 years old? Financial hardships can affect anyone, no matter their age, and you can never be too young or too old to seek help.

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