Tips for Making and Living with a Budget

  When you live and spend without following a budget, it can be easy to lose track of how much you are spending and what you are spending it on. Creating and following a budget can make it much easier to prioritize the things that money needs to be used for urgently, and to make sure you aren’t spending more…

Why Your Gift Matters & How You Can Help

Instead of paying legal fees, people can come to the MDRF for legal advice and free legal representation through bankruptcy proceedings as well as other debt matters. By providing these two aspects of financial and legal help, we are able to help people across the board.

However, again, we are not able to provide any of these much-needed services to the community without donations. A $200 donation pays for us to walk a client through creating a budget, a $350 donation pays for a comprehensive one-hour legal consultation, $400 covers assisting a client with obtaining the optimal student loan repayment option, and so on up to a $1,500 donation covering an entire legal representation for a client in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

Introducing Dara Sandau

Introduction Dara Sandau, Esq., Managing Attorney Sandau Legal P.C. Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation- Board Member I recently joined the Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation as a Board Member due to a shared passion for the mission of, “Helping People Overcome Debt with Dignity.” There is nothing more rewarding than making a difference in someone’s life through information and education.  Together, these…

Downsides to Debt Management Programs

Debt can be both confusing and scary, and while there are many people and organizations that will do their best to help, there are also some that see vulnerable people as a chance to make money. For someone struggling with the daily stress of living with debt, a TV ad that promises to solve your debt problem quickly for a fraction of what you owe may seem like a no-brainer. However, frequently the companies that provide these services overpromise and even lie about what they will be able to achieve.