Rebecca Stumpf

Rebecca Stumpf is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Business Insider, Fox Business and more. She studied Journalism and Agricultural Economics at Penn State. She's traveled to 50+ countries using credit card points and miles and has dedicated years to researching ways to help Americans get out of debt. Before joining the staff at Credit Summit, she was an editor for The Dallas Morning News.

Need Money Now? 40+ Ways to Get Help — Without a Payday Loan

When you need money, a payday lender or title loan isn’t the answer. They will leave you stuck in a cycle of debt that’s almost impossible to escape. And if you already owe a payday loan that you can’t afford to repay, it will make your situation even worse. If you’re reading this thinking, “but […]

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TurboDebt Review: Pros, Cons, Features, Ratings & More

TurboDebt offers a heavily advertised program promising fast, cost-effective debt relief. Do they deliver? Key Points Hot take: TurboDebt has some advantages but may not be the lowest-cost option for debt relief. It’s a legitimate company that has earned an A rating from the Better Business Bureau and five out of five stars on Trustpilot.

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2023 Guide to Debt Consolidation and Relief in Louisiana

Louisiana is known for letting the good times roll, but that comes at a cost. Louisiana has the third-highest average credit card debt in the U.S. with an average balance of $5,398. The Pelican State also ranks 47th in average household income, with an average of $76,000 annually. The combination of high debt totals and

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2023 Guide to Debt Consolidation and Relief in Maine

Maine boasts one of the highest minimum wage rates in the U.S., currently $13.80 per hour but rising to $14.15 on January 1. However, the state also has seen it’s share of labor issues as the lobstering, paper-making and logging industries have seen large declines. This means the average Maine family has a higher-than-average amount

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2023 Guide to Debt Consolidation and Relief in Kansas

Kansans have fared pretty well when it comes to debt, with below-average credit card and non-mortgage debt totals,  But that doesn’t mean families aren’t struggling. Many households in the Sunflower State are still struggling to repay debt. If you’re one of them, here’s everything you need to know to become debt-free. How to Become Debt-Free

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Debt Settlement: Is it the Fastest Way to Get Out of Debt?

The average American has a little over $90,000 in consumer debt, though some U.S. households owe much more than that. If you need debt relief, debt settlement is often the fastest solution. Featured Solution: DebtHammer Disclaimer: Credit Summit may be affiliated with some of the companies mentioned in this article. Credit Summit may make money

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The 2023 Guide to Debt Consolidation and Relief in Illinois

With an average debt balance of $50,450, Illinois residents are doing better than most of the rest of the U.S. when it comes to accumulating debt. But that doesn’t mean families aren’t struggling. Many households in the Prairie State are still struggling to repay debt. If you’re one of them, here’s everything you need to

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2023 Guide to Debt Consolidation and Relief in Georgia

Georgia ranks No. 1 in the U.S. in non-mortgage household debt at $45,778. This places the Peach State ahead of No. 2 Maryland ($45,663) and No. 3 Texas ($44,850). Unfortunately, Georgians also earn a lower-than-average median household income at $65,030. That’s a bad combo. If you’re a Georgia resident struggling to repay debt, here’s everything

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