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Experts, more than 200 tips available for consumer money issues

Last year, co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Housser and Brad Stroh offered more than 200 tips to help consumers manage personal finance issues, and they are making those tips available to interested media parties via a list of topics this month.

"Education is a powerful tool when it comes to taking charge of personal finances," Housser said. "We would like to remind consumers and media professionals alike that is a consumer information portal designed to help individuals master their money to reach their personal goals."

In addition to the news release tips, offers a free consumer guide, "Debt Freedom: You Can Be Debt-Free, Starting Today." The guide is available electronically in PDF format by visiting

The news releases are available online via's media room at To request more information on any of the topics below, or to arrange an interview with Housser or Stroh, contact Aimee Bennett at (303) 843-9840 or via e-mail. Members of the media who have requests or ideas for tips on additional topics can also contact Bennett.

Consumer Finance Topics Available

Consumer debt

1.    The Four Flavors of Healthy Debt

2.    4 Steps to Make the Most of Your Student Loans

3.    Level the Playing Field With Collections Agencies for Fair Debt Payment

4.    Back-to-School Season Means Hitting the Books - for Smart Ways to Borrow

5.    Hone Your Debt Consolidation Savvy

6.    Crash Course in Credit Scores

7.    Understanding -- and Avoiding -- Credit Denials

Credit card debt

8.    Expert Available to Discuss Increase of Minimum Payments on Credit Cards

9.    6 Steps to Begin Digging Out of Credit Card Debt

Credit counseling

10.    IRS Credit-Counseling Investigation Advances, Strips Tax-Exempt Status From 50 Percent of Industry

11.    Experts Available to Discuss IRS Crackdown on Credit Counseling Industry

12.    8 Ways to Spot a Credit-Counseling Scam


13.    Expert Source Available to Discuss Bankruptcy Bill

14.    Screws Tighten for U.S. Credit Card Borrowers With Higher Payments, Rising Rates, Bankruptcy Reform

Holiday spending, post-holiday debt

15.    5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Overindulgence

16.    Six Ways Not to Overindulge in a Post-Thanksgiving Spending Spree

17.    After Holiday Spending Craze, Consumers Can Refocus Spending

18.    Holidays Timely for Personal Financial Checkup

Home finance

19.    $360 Billion of Mortgage Debt at Risk of Foreclosure Among U.S. Homeowners

20.    Home Loan Tips: Avoid Mortgage Troubles, Other Pangs of Rising Interest Rates

21.    When Second Mortgages Make Sense

22.    Is Now the Time to Refinance?

23.    Reverse Mortgage Basics

24.    Loan-to-Value: The Key to Getting the House You Want

25.    'Is My House in a Bubble?' Avoiding Foreclosure in Today's 'Bubbly' Market

26.    More Americans Refinance Homes to Pay Existing Debt -- But Should They?

Insurance and health care

27.    Choosing the Best Type of Health Plan for Your Budget

28.    Insurance 101: The Basics Explained

29.    How to Take a Scalpel to Medical Costs


30.    Don't Delay in Managing IRS Tax Debt

31.    Halftime for Tax Year 2005: Estimated Tax Deadline Looms on Sept. 15

General personal finance

32.    Keep Spending Down as Temps Climb

33.    This Year, Resolve to Clean Your Financial House

34.    Experts Available to Discuss National Financial Literacy Month

35.    Financial Literacy ABCs

36.    The Feminine Financial Mystique: How Every Woman Must Take Control of Her Finances

37.    Feast-or-Famine Budgeting: Savings 101 for Consultants, Freelancers, Artists and the Self-Employed

Based in San Mateo, Calif., is a free one-stop online portal where consumers can educate themselves about complex personal finance issues and save money by choosing the best-value products and services. Since 2002, and its partner company, Freedom Financial Network, have served more than 10,000 customers nationwide while managing more than $350 million in consumer debt. The company's co-founders and CEOs, Andrew Housser and Brad Stroh, were named Northern California finalists in Ernst & Young's 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.


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