Debt Management Plan Blog

Getting Out of Debt, Confessions of a Credit Counselor

A credit counselor shares her story of taking the leap and asking for financial help.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Three Examples of Why You Should Check Your Credit Report

We see the commercials telling us to check our credit reports, but many people do not. Here are three examples of why we should take the time to get our reports.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Get Rich Quick, How to Tell if It Is Real

We've all had the pitch, "do what I do and you'll make thousands of dollars a month." Are any of these schemes real and how can we tell?

Posted on December 23, 2016

Debt Relief, How to Tell the Good Guys from the Bad Guys

Recent news that a payment processing company agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint is a reminder to all of us to be careful when considering companies or organizations that say they will help you reduce your debt. There are legitimate organizations that will help you, but it can be difficult to tell the difference between a legitimate service and a scam without gathering some information up front.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Debt Free Via Debt Consolidation Loan Options

For many people overwhelmed with debt, their repeating thought is, “if I could get a loan to consolidate these bills, it would make the payments manageable and I would be able to get out of debt.” While consolidating debt is an appealing way to bring payments under control and manage debt, there is another way to accomplish the same thing with great results and someone to help you every step of the way.

Posted on December 23, 2016

A Tax Break that can Boost Your Efforts to Reduce Debt

As tax time approaches one important federal tax program might provide you a good way to put some money away into savings as you work on improving your financial situation. Financial experts differ on how much you should have set aside, but agree that you should have something to...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Take a new view of the debt snowball

Just as there is no diet that works for everyone, the best and fastest way to reduce debt is whatever works for you. We all have different stories about how we got into debt and different personality traits will call for different strategies to get out. The good news...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Simple Resolutions Can Make for a Financially Successful 2014

If you’re in a position where New Year’s Day 2014 finds you in a better financial situation than you were at the beginning of 2013, even if only a little bit, congratulations! If your situation is not better, take heart. Making a positive difference doesn’t necessarily mean making huge changes. With...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Know Your Options Before Addressing Financial Problems

Your financial difficulties could already be severe enough that you are tempted to accept the first solution that comes along. However, there are pros and cons to bankruptcy, debt consolidation, debt settlement and most debt repayment options. It is important to talk to someone who knows the ins and...

Posted on December 23, 2016