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Track all your debt in one place and manage your debt and credit score.
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Use our proprietary algorithms using government forms to compare your options.
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We want to understand your finances and your unique situation. We are here with free assistance.
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We provide the payment estimates, pros and cons, analysis and insights to help you an informed decision.

We Keep the Process Simple

Ascend process: understand, enroll, resolve, freedom

Step 1

Every situation is different. We figure out the best personalized solution for you.

Step 2

Compare your debt relief options. See the payment estimates, pros and cons and analysis.

Step 3

Choose the option that is right for you: DIY, debt settlement, bankruptcy, etc.

Step 4

Once you are debt free, we will do our best to equip you to never let it happen again!

Testimonials

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    I felt cared for from the beginning from the Ascend team. It was evident that their chief goal was to resolve my medical debt with the lowest cost solution without driving me to file for bankruptcy or be sued by a creditor. I would recommend.
    Cheryl
    Daniels, WV
    I felt cared for from the beginning from the Ascend team. It was evident that their chief goal was to resolve my medical debt with the lowest cost solution without driving me to file for bankruptcy or be sued by a creditor. I would recommend.
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    It was evident how personable the Ascend team was from the beginning, and how passionate the team is about personal finance and using technology to build solutions to help people get out of debt efficiently and stay out of debt permanently.
    Renee
    Santa Clara, CA
    It was evident how personable the Ascend team was from the beginning, and how passionate the team is about personal finance and using technology to build solutions to help people get out of debt efficiently and stay out of debt permanently.

Understand Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Options

One of the most important things you can do is understand the cost, the timeline, the pros and cons and the alternatives of each debt relief option.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

A Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the most common consumer bankruptcy filing in the United States. It is more affordable than a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. You can also receive relief from your debt in as little as 120 days. You qualify by being under the income limit for filing Chapter 7 in your state. Our Chapter 7 means test calculator helps you estimate qualification for the Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The calculator is based on the bankruptcy forms.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a monthly payment plan bankruptcy. It is more expensive than a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The plan often lasts between 3 and 5 years. You can estimate a Chapter 13 payment plan example using our Chapter 13 Calculator. For both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, you will want to understand the cost to file bankruptcy. If you have filed a Chapter 7 recently, you may also research how to file a Chapter 13 after Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Debt Settlement

Debt settlement is a monthly payment plan debt relief option. Many people compare debt settlement vs bankruptcy. A debt settlement company will negotiate with your creditors for a lower total owed (Ex: $10,000 to $5,000). Please note that there are pros and cons to debt settlement. For example, you may see a negative credit score impact. Also, you should confirm that the debt settlement company is legitimate. You can read more on debt settlement from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Debt Management

Debt management is a monthly payment plan debt relief option. Many people compare debt management vs debt settlement. A debt management company will negotiate with your creditors for a lower interest rate (22% to 9%). Please note debt management companies are often non-profits, also referred to as credit counseling agencies.

Debt Payoff Planning

Debt payoff planning is a monthly payment plan option. You often need disposable income to make extra payments based on a debt payoff strategy. Ascend built the Savvy debt payoff planner to help users prioritize their debts in order to help them save $2,000 in interest and get out of debt 6 months faster.