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Ditch Your Debt In 2021

Ditch Your Debt In 2021

Feeling defeated by 2020? Perhaps you are hoping that 2021 will bring you a brighter financial future. The symbolism of passing from one year to the next invites us to enact changes in our lives and can be a great opportunity to jump-start fresh goals. If ditching debt is something you’d like to address in the new year, consider following this advice.

11 Common Money Myths Debunked

11 Common Money Myths Debunked

Sometimes it’s difficult to spot the difference between good and bad advice. Amidst questionable suggestions from family and friends, contradicting web searches and the hundreds of “get rich fast” books at your local library, it can be especially hard to know what financial advice is worth your time. In this blog, we’ll explore 11 common personal finance myths, clear up the misinformation and uncover the truth.

50/30/20 Budgeting: What It Is and How It Works

50/30/20 Budgeting: What It Is and How It Works

If you’ve tried to create a budget in the past, you may have struggled with prioritizing your expenses. Needs like food, shelter and utilities are likely at the top of your list, but is a new pair of jeans more important than putting money towards your emergency fund? Should medical bills or car payments come before credit card debt? Is it okay to squeeze in a latte if you’re still paying down your college debt?

Debt Settlement Fees: What to Expect

Debt Settlement Fees: What to Expect

When you enroll your debt with a debt settlement program, you’ll begin saving money into a Dedicated Account every month. These funds are used to pay your creditors and cover your debt settlement program fees. Our fees are based on a percentage of your enrolled debt at the time of starting the program and range from 15%-25%. Including fees, debt settlement could reduce your total amount paid by 60% or more when compared to paying off debt by making minimum…

Credit Score Impact During Debt Settlement Can Be Overcome

Credit Score Impact During Debt Settlement Can Be Overcome

Delaying payment to your creditors is an essential step in your journey toward debt settlement. When you decide to delay payment on your enrolled debts, it is normal for your credit score to drop. This pause in payment gives us the leverage we need to negotiate your settlement and puts you back in control of your debt. 

Delaying Payment To Your Creditors During Debt Settlement

Delaying Payment To Your Creditors During Debt Settlement

When you begin a debt settlement journey, you may be surprised to discover that an essential part of the program involves delaying payment to your creditors. Instead of making monthly payments on each of your enrolled debts, you make one monthly deposit into a Dedicated Account that will be used to pay your debt settlements throughout the program. 

Behind the Scenes With a Certified Debt Specialist

Behind the Scenes With a Certified Debt Specialist

Accredited Debt Relief offers free consultations to those struggling with debt across the U.S., but what’s that first phone call experience really like? We interviewed Director of Sales and former Certified Debt Specialist Andrew Schwan about client phone calls, common questions and concerns, debt advice and his experiences at Accredited Debt Relief.