Tools and Resources

This page is all about the trusted tools and resources that will help you in your quest for debt freedom. There are no shortcuts here. Just real, honest products that we’ve seen help those in their debt reduction efforts.

Lending Club Peer Lending
Lending Club is a peer-to-peer lending service where you can go to get a peer loan to help consolidate your high interest debt into a new, much lower rate loan. This trusted service has been around for several years now and is a great alternative to the banks and credit companies that will not have as good of rates, and who will just add to the costs of the loan. Try Lending Club by visiting www.LendingClub.com or check out our full review of Lending Club.


Pay off debt faster
SavvyMoney is a one-of-a-kind debt reduction service. DebtGoal is the perfect companion to the do-it-yourself-er. DebtGoal realizes you have a goal to pay off your debts, but they know you might not have a specific plan. They help you understand your debt, develop a payoff plan, and they hold your hand while you are working through the steps of the plan, no matter how long it takes. DebtGoal is all online based so you can connect your debt accounts and see all of your debt in one place. It’s a pretty slick service that has benefited many who are on a path to debt freedom. Start today with your FREE trial – Get out of Debt with SavvyMoney. Be sure to check out our complete review of SavvyMoney.

Earn way more back with the PerkStreet card!PerkStreet Financial is a way for you to earn 2% cash back rewards without using a credit card. PerkStreet is an online-only checking account. Every time you use the debit card, PerkStreet pays you back. The great thing about this account is that you’ll never go into debt with it, you will never experience a late fee, or a negative mark on your credit report. If you’re on your way out of debt and committed to not using the credit cards, you should check out PerkStreet to ensure you still get to enjoy the cash back rewards you deserve. Visit www.PerkStreet.com1 for more information. Be sure to check out our complete review of PerkStreet.


Mint.com is a completely free service!
Mint.com is a great, free tool to help you manage your finances. With Mint you can see all of your financial accounts online at once, and you can use their goal feature to establish debt and savings goals for yourself. The goal feature will connect straight to your loan or credit card account, so no manual adjustments are needed. Just set up the goal, connect your debt account, and start watching your debt go down and your goals achieved. Mint is free and you can sign up in less than 5 minutes at www.Mint.com. Be sure to check out our complete review of Mint.com.

In addition to these resources, we also recommend a 0% balance transfer credit card, which, if used responsibly, can help you significantly reduce your interest rates, allowing you to pay off your debts even faster.

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Chris October 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm

I am debt free and love it. I own my house and car and have minimal living expenses. However, I am going to become a real estate investor and that will require using a home equity loan which means I am about to go back into debt!

It is difficult to get ahead it seems without taking debt. A home loan would be a good kind of debt but credit card debt would not.

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Nicole Couloute July 10, 2011 at 1:17 am

I recently signed up for Perkstreet and I love it. I love the fact that I can get cash back without using a credit card. It’s brillant. I am waiting patiently for their savings account and mobile app.

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Philip July 13, 2011 at 2:03 am

I’ve heard about those added resources as well, Nicole. That certainly makes them more attractive. I’m anxious to see what they offer with the savings account.

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Bobby May 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Hey Jeff,
I came recently came across your site and I follow DAD on Twitter. I like the style in which you present personal finance, I think finances can be less overbearing when they are broken down into a more simple fashion. I noticed that you write reviews for several tools regarding individuals battling debt. It would be a privilege to have you check out our tool (Planwise at planwise.com) and let us know what you think. In the mean time, I’ll see you on Twitter!

Cheers!
-Bobby

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Craig Anderson February 13, 2013 at 11:37 pm

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