Welcome to the Debt Relief Calculator

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About
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Income
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Debts
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Expenses

Expectations:

What do you get?

  1. Programmatically compares different debt relief options (debt settlement, bankruptcy, and debt management)
  2. Customized data outputs that is ready to be sent to a provider (if you choose)
  3. Pros and cons to each of the debt relief options
  4. Free analysis of your data

What does it take?

  1. Usually takes 5 - 10 minutes
  2. Email is required for analysis
  3. Understanding of your debt, income, and expenses
  4. A pay stub is handy, but not required

What is Ascend?

Ascend is a mission based organization to help you:

  1. Simplify complex debt relief calculations
  2. Unbiasedly compare your options with pros and cons
  3. Receive free analysis of those options
  4. Receive access to the most reputable and affordable providers in your area based on what option is best for you

Please note that Ascend can provide free, unbiased information because we may charge a small fee to providers in our network. We take provider reputation seriously. Please see our vetting process to be part of our provider network.

Approximately how much student loan debt do you have?
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Approximately how much other unsecured debt do you have? Please include such debts as medical, credit card and personal loan debt.
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For comparison purposes only, we need to know what your filing status would be if bankruptcy was an option. What is your marital and filing status?
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Will you want to apply for a mortgage, auto loan, or co-sign for a student loan in the next 18-24 months?
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What is causing you to consider debt relief?
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Have you been discharged from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the past 8 years?
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How many people are in your household (including yourself)?
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How many people in your household are 65 or older?
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How many of your dependants (excluding a spouse) are over 18 years old?
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What is your current living situation?
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What is your zip code?
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Do you own equity in any high value assets such as a vacation home, boat, RV, jewelry, etc?
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How much equity do you own in these high value assets?
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Do you have any other assets of value greater than $1,000, including stocks, individual brokerage accounts, or retirement accounts?
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What is the value of your retirement account?
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What is the value of your non-retirement account?
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Income:

Your monthly gross income has been recorded from a previous question.
Please state any other consistent income that was not previously recorded below.

What is your approximate monthly gross income (before taxes)?
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What is your spouse's approximate monthly gross income (before taxes)?
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Estimated monthly overtime income
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Other monthly income
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How consistent is your income?
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Monthly Payroll Deductions:

Tax, Medicare, Social Security deductions
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Retirement contributions
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Required repayments for retirement loans
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Insurance
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Domestic support obligations
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Union dues
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Monthly Payroll Deductions:

Health insurance (medical and dental)
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Health savings account
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Term Life Insurance (term and group term)
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Disability insurance
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Education that is required
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Childcare
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Other
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Monthly Debt Obligations:

Monthly automobile payment:
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What is the Year, Make, and Model of this vehicle?
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Approximately how much is owed on this vehicle?
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Approximately how much mileage on this vehicle?
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Approximately how much is this vehicle worth?
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Is this vehicle titled in your name?
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Monthly 2nd automobile payment:
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What is the Year, Make, and Model of this vehicle?
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Approximately how much is owed on this vehicle?
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Approximately how much mileage on this vehicle?
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Approximately how much is this vehicle worth?
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Is this vehicle titled in your name?
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Monthly 1st mortgage payment
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Monthly 2nd mortgage payment:
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Debt Obligations: Owed in Arrears

If applicable, how many months are your behind on your mortgage as of this month?
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If applicable, how many months are your behind on your 2nd mortgage as of this month?
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If applicable, how many months are your behind on your automobile as of this month?
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If applicable, how many months are your behind on your 2nd automobile as of this month?
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Do you have any outstanding balance on any such loans as jewelry, furniture, tvs, etc.?
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What is the balance of these loans?
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What is the monthly amount that you pay for other debt that is secured by an asset, such as an RV, jet ski, jewelry, etc.?
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Did you receive a refund in your most recent tax filing?
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Tax debt in arrears
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What are the tax years for the owed debts?
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Did you file a return for all those years?
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Approximately when were the returns filed?
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Alimony and child support in arrears
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Main Expenses:

Monthly rental expenses for your residence (includes rent payment)
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Home maintenance, repair, and upkeep expenses
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Other real property expenses not included not included in your income
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Mortgages on other property
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Monthly real estate taxes
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Monthly property, homeowner's, or renter's insurance
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Homeowner's association or condominium dues
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How much do you owe on your HOA in arrears?
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Utility Expenses:

Electricity, heat, natural gas
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Water, sewer, garbage collection
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Telephone, cell phone, Internet, satellite, and cable services
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Other utilities
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Personal Expenses:

Food and housekeeping supplies
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Childcare and child education costs
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Clothing, laundry, and dry cleaning
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Personal care products and services
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Medical and dental expenses
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Transportation. Include gas, maintenance, bus or train fare. Do not include car payments
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Entertainment, clubs, recreation, newspapers, magazines, and books
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Charitable contributions and religious donations
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Insurance Expenses:

Do not include insurance deducted from your pay.

Life insurance
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Health insurance
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Vehicle insurance
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Other insurance
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Less Common Expenses:

Do you have any of the following less common expenses:
  • Additional public transportation expense
  • Continued contributions to the care of a household or family member
  • Protection against family violence
  • Additional home energy costs
  • Educational expenses for dependent children who are younger than 18
  • Additional food and clothing expense
  • Continuing charitable contributions
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Additional public transportation expense:
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Continued contributions to the care of a household or family member:
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Protection against family violence:
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Additional home energy costs:
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Educational expenses for dependent children who are younger than 18:
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Additional food and clothing expense:
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Continuing charitable contributions:
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Your Results:

Which of the following options would you like to compare estimates, and pros and cons of? Check all that apply
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Which of the following do you prefer?
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Note: We use a proprietary reputation ranking algorithm to rank providers in or near your county. A reputable provider will contact you shortly to review the information provided. Please do not pay for the first consult as it should be 100% free and informational to help you determine your best debt relief option.

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Last Name
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Email
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Phone Number
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