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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Debt Settlement

The economic slow-down has affected every one. Plenty of people have either lost or are losing their jobs and are facing the effects of this global economic meltdown. It's also led to a large number of people going under debt, as we are unable to pay our loans.
One wrong financial decision can lead you into debt getting out of which is going to be a difficult task in present context.
To help the people deal with their financial crisis, there are various Debt Settlement services available. The debt settlement servicing is a new concept, which has become popular because of the advantages it offers to those who are already under the debt trap. The debt settlement servicing will decrease your debts by combining them into four large amount of debt. There are also various debt settlement companies in the market, which offer debt settlement advice and guidance. Debt settlement is perhaps the best way to dissolve your bad debts, and without query far better than being accounted as bankrupt. If you're planning to go for debt settlement, there are a few important points, which four must be aware of: - You must know that the debt settlement servicing company takes care of all types of loans - secured and secured. - When you get debt settlement service, your debts will be combined together so that the premium value to be paid decreases. A successful debt settlement will help you to write off your bad debts at a discount of about 30- 40 per-cent. This is the basis advantage as the burden of the loan gets reduced.
When you avail this service, you can either do it on your own and there will be no need to make an extra payment. In this case, the debt settlement servicing company will give you advice and tips on the financial matters. On the other hand, you can also take the help of an arbitrator who will handle your debt settlement case but here you will need to pay a minimal fee set by the company.
The debt settlement servicing will relieve you from the stress and also we can easily negotiate with all the creditors on your behalf. These factors make debt settlement the best alternative out of all.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Freedom Debt Relief Customer Review

Question: Is Freedom Debt Relief a good option for debt relief? Can you please do a review of freedom debt relief for me to determine if they are the BEST debt relief option for me?

Thank you. Gracie P. 

Answer: Gracie - thank you for your question on Freedom Debt Relief and debt relief options. We researched Freedom Debt Relief and have some good information to sharewith you. 

Yes, Freedom Debt Relief ( 
Freedom Debt Relief website ) appears to be a very good option, if you are seeking debt resolution or negotiated debt settlement. If you want to see a review of Freedom Debt Relief, you can follow this link or just read on below: 

Freedom Debt Relief Review 

I'll also share some of the basic homework for you, and the facts, but be sure to pick the solution that is right for you: 

1. Freedom Debt Relief first joined the Better Business Bureau many years ago (joined the BBB 5 years ago). 
2. Freedom Debt Relief appears to be one of the largest debt resolution firms in the country, settling over $100 million in client debts per year and managing over a billion in consumer debt (making them one of the largest). 
3. The Founders of the Company are Stanford Business School alumni with impressive backgrounds in the financial services industry. 
4. One of the Founders of 
Freedom Debt Relief is on the Board of Directors of The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC) and was a Founding Board Member of USOBA -- as elected by their peers in the industry. So their competitors think they are good too and they conform to industry standards on compliance and best practices. 
5. They've won many awards (Best Places to Work in Phoenix, Best Places to Work in San Francisco, Entrepreneurs of the Year from 
Ernst & Young, Fast 100 list by Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc 500, etc)
6. Their debt consultants are IAPDA certified and they are one of the few companies to be TASC and BSI certified for excellent customer relationships. 
7. They look solid and credible, having been around long enough to have thousands of graduates and to have dialed in their systems and business procedures. 

Since we believe that Freedom Debt is a very good option, we also want to make sure that you do your homework on debt settlement and make sure that this is the right debt relief option for your situation, since debt settlement is not a perfect solution for everyone. 

If you are interested in general in negotiated debt settlement, I can give you the following facts: 

Debt settlement, also called debt negotiation, is a form of debt consolidation that cuts your total debt, sometimes over 50%, with low monthly payments. Debt settlement programs typically run around three years. It is important to keep in mind, however, that during the life of your debt settlement program, you are NOT paying your creditors. This means that a debt settlement form of debt consolidation will negatively impact your credit rating and you will likely get some collection calls and have to partner with your firm to get totally debt free. However, debt settlement is usually the fastest and cheapest way to debt freedom, with a low monthly payment, while avoiding Bankruptcy. The trade-off here is a negative credit rating versus saving lots of money and a low payment. 

So, we think that Freedom Debt Relief could be a great choice for you! 

In the spirit of full disclosure, we do consider Freedom Financial Network and it's related entities as sister companies and think very highly of the teams at Freedom. 

I hope this information helps you: Find. Learn. Save. 

ps. You can contact them directly and find out for yourself: 1-800-544-7211 or at their website: Freedom Debt Relief 

This articel is taken from the blog.

Credit Card Debt - Troubling you?

If you’re carrying several credit card balances, it’s almost always wise to consolidate them. You can opt for a home equity loan, which will drastically reduce the interest rate and probably get you a tax deduction. Be careful that you don’t overborrow though, because you are risking your home by opting for a loan. You should also avoid creating new debt while paying down a home equity loan.

If you’re not comfortable borrowing against your home to pay off credit card debt, then a balance transfer is the next best option. These offers usually have a very low interest rate for a limited time. Pay as much as possible toward the consolidated debt every month. If you have a 0% transfer for 12 months, then 100% of your payments will go toward the debt rather than the interest. For many people, this is a significant savings and allows them to finally get out of debt.
Finally, if you can pay off your credit cards in less than six months, then consolidating is probably not necessary. Although it may save you a few dollars in interest, the transfer fees may cancel out any savings.

If you’re tired of receiving numerous bills and want to streamline your financial life or save money, then consolidation is usually a very good way to do both. Before you opt for consolidation, carefully consider the costs and benefits and then make the best choice for your situation.

I have been looking at some debt consolidation companies and Freedom Debt Relief seems to be top of my list.

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