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Approximately how much unsecured debt would you like to consolidate?
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What state do you live in?
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What is your approximate FICO credit score?
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What is your approximate monthly gross income (before taxes)?
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What amount can you afford to pay monthly for all your debt combined?
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Do you have any of these other types of common monthly payments? (Note: these are not debts that you are looking to consolidate)
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Are you behind on any of your payments?
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Which of the following debt consolidation options seem most applicable to you? Choose at least one.
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Debt Settlement

Overview:

  • Credit score often lower than 620
  • Does not need cash today
  • Can not afford monthly payments

Best For:

  • Debt consolidated into one payment
  • No program fees until first debt resolved
  • Generally lower monthly payment
  • Ready to not incur new debts
  • Avoids bankruptcy

Potential Downsides:

  • Credit score often drops temporarily
  • Limited to those experiencing financial hardship
  • Accounts may be sent to collections

Installment Loan

Overview:

  • Credit score often higher than 620
  • Does need cash today
  • Can afford monthly payments

Best For:

  • Debt consolidated into one payment
  • Credit score generally stays intact if paid on time
  • Can receive a better interest rate than current debt
  • Can continue to incur more debt

Potential Downsides:

  • Can be difficult to put 100% of loan proceeds to pay off existing debt and not incur new debt
  • May have higher interest rates than existing debt
  • Origination fee may be high
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Your Debt Solution Options

Based on the information provided, here are some of our top options that we think are relevant to you.

Debt Settlement

Debt Settlement is the process of renegotiating your total debt due and agreeing with your creditors on a new payment schedule. Usually, there is no more interest charged once a settlement has been agreed upon.
PartnerMo. PaymentMin. Credit ScoreEst. APRTerm Length

Debt Consolidation

Debt Consolidation combines all your outstanding loans under a new interest rate. You are still responsible for paying the full balance of your debt, but you'll only have one creditor, and you may have an overall lower interest rate.
PartnerMo. PaymentMin. Credit ScoreEst. APRTerm Length

How we choose our partners:

  1. Prioritize lower interest rates
  2. No penalty to check rate or prepayment policies
  3. Customer experience focused (good reviews)
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We're Sorry.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a recommendation for debt settlement or an installment loan based on the information provided. We'd still like to help with the pointers provided below!
  1. Credit Score: Do you know how your credit score works? If not, we at Ascend recommend Credit Karma, a company that offers free credit scores and credit report analyses!
  2. We Can Still Help! Once you have your credit information, you can schedule a call with us to discuss your financial situation. We'd like to review your credit score information and discuss next steps.
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