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. 

Planning An Almost Debt-Free Holiday Season

Planning An Almost Debt-Free Holiday Season

Decorating your home, buying gifts and making elaborate holiday meals are just a few of the things that make the holiday season so special year after year. Holiday fun is a great escape from the doldrums of everyday life, but all that fun and diversion can get pricey. Instead of spending on the holidays and worrying about the debt later, we recommend following some planning guidelines. Your holiday season doesn’t have to be totally debt-free, but these tips will help…

Should I File for Bankruptcy? 8 Reasons Not To

Should I File for Bankruptcy? 8 Reasons Not To

Filing for bankruptcy is an important decision that is usually made under stressful circumstances. If you are overwhelmed by your debt, default is a legal process that could relieve you of your financial burdens. In the short term, filing for bankruptcy could stop a foreclosure or car repossession, protect your wages from garnishment, or keep your utilities from being turned off.

A New Generation of Credit Card Debt: Gen Z and Credit Card Use

A New Generation of Credit Card Debt: Gen Z and Credit Card Use

As Gen Z-ers enter their twenties there has been a dramatic increase in their credit card use. At 31.4 million strong, credit-eligible Gen Z-ers make up 40% of all consumers in the United States. This influx of new spenders has reinvigorated the credit card industry after the lull it experienced when millennials were coming of age during the 2008 recession.  Why is this new generation so eager to use credit cards and will they learn from struggles of their parents…

Transferring a Credit Card Balance to your Partner

Transferring a Credit Card Balance to your Partner

There are several ways to transfer responsibility for a credit card balance from one person to another. While someone could certainly pay your credit card debt on your behalf with a bank account, transferring ownership of the debt itself is more complicated. In order to address the mechanics of transferring a credit card balance to your partner, we should first address some fundamentals of a traditional credit card balance transfer.