Debt Help

Cutting a credit card with scissors

How to Pay Off That Pandemic Credit Card Debt

By Guest Author | November 22, 2021

Credit card use has increased as the nation continues to work its way out of the pandemic. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, credit card bills rose…

Woman holding nonprofit sign

Nonprofit Debt Settlement

By Bill Fay | September 21, 2021

Would you be able to pay off your credit card debt, if creditors forgive 40% to 50% of your debt? And agreed to those numbers up front without negotiating? And…

Happy Money logo

Happy Money

By Bents Dulcio | September 17, 2021

The Payoff Loan is the debt consolidation loan product of financial wellness company Happy Money, which changed its name from Payoff. The company “is on a mission to develop and…

Paperwork to refinance debt for consolidation

Refinancing Mortgage for Debt Consolidation

By Max Fay | June 3, 2021

Debt consolidation through a refinanced mortgage is an attractive and beneficial way to pay off loans and eliminate high-interest debt. The prime factor for qualifying for debt consolidation refinancing is…

Street sign with debt consolidation or balance transfers

Should You Use Debt Consolidation Loans or Balance Transfer Cards?

By Max Fay | March 8, 2021

If the size and complexity of your debt is bothering you, trust your instincts. Yes, you ought to consider consolidating that debt to make it more manageable. There is good…

Man checking credit score after consolidating credit

Does Debt Consolidation Hurt Your Credit?

By Maureen Milliken | February 9, 2021

You’ve seen TV commercials about the virtues of consolidating your debts, but there’s one nagging issue. Is it going to hurt your credit? The last move you want to make is…

Clipboard with notes on DIY debt settlement

DIY Debt Settlement

By Luke Fay | February 3, 2021

Debt settlement is a financial agreement where the lender agrees to accept a lump-sum payment from the borrower to settle an outstanding debt. The payment is for a significantly lower…

Wells Fargo

By Bents Dulcio | January 13, 2021

Borrowers who are in over their heads with high-interest credit cards and spiraling finances looking to consolidate debt often turn to startup online lenders and fintech companies for a solution.…

Upstart debt consolidation loan logo


By Bents Dulcio | January 11, 2021

Upstart is an online loan marketplace that uses artificial intelligence to assess a creditor’s risk, a big departure from the traditional credit score model. The company says AI makes affordable…

Prosper debt consolidation logo


By Bents Dulcio | January 11, 2021

In 2005, Prosper was the first company to bring lending to the peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace. P2P marketplaces (i.e. Airbnb, Uber) offer individuals a place to exchange goods and services. Think…