If you need personal debt help, then, believe it or not, Twitter might very well be a great place to turn for advice. There are dozens upon dozens of Twitter users who have set up their accounts around the premise of sharing tips, tricks, and advice to help those struggling with debt.
But, like all things, some of these personal debt help Twitter feeds are better than others. In fact, some of them are a lot better than others. When you really get down to it, a lot of Twitter users simply regurgitate old information in a quest to gain more followers or bring more traffic back to their websites. At least, I think this is why they do it…it baffles me a little as some of the advice is so obviously mish-mashed, that I can’t imagine anyone, other than those who simply want more followers themselves, actually following the account.
Anyways – enough of my ranting. The plain and simple of it is that Twitter is an excellent resource for people looking for debt information but you need to know where to look. And that is why I have put together this list of the 5 best personal debt help Twitter feeds to follow. If you are looking for debt help or debt advice on topics ranging from debt management to debt consolidation to debt counseling to credit and beyond, then the Twitter feeds discussed below are some of the absolute best places to turn for information (apart from this website, of course!).
Ready For Zero
Type @ReadyForZero in your Twitter search bar and click follow to have some of the best personal debt help advice on the social site regularly show up in your feed.
ReadyForZero is “a free online program that helps you control and reduce debt faster on your own,” in their own words, so you know that the information they offer is top-notch. They regularly post straight-up debt relief tips immediately on the Twitter, bits of advice that can be summed up in 140 words or less, but they also post links to their top-quality blog on a frequent basis. The ReadyForZero Twitter also posts the occasional link to other resources or personal debt help blogs.
An example of the kind of stuff they’re tweeting:
- ‘10 mental barriers to paying off debt: #5 – what to do if you don’t think you can save enough money. http://blog.readyforzero.com/you-arent-saving-money/’
- ‘When’s the last time you checked your credit report? We talk about why it’s so important via @CreditExperts. http://blog.credit.com/2013/03/credit-advice-easy-to-give-hard-to-follow/’
Speaking of @CreditExperts, their Twitter feed is another one of the best ones to follow if you’re seeking personal debt help. Though they take a slightly different stance than ReadyForZero, focusing more on credit advice than debt advice, they are still a very good resource.
The simple fact that this feed is run by the big boys over at Credit.com should say it all – they know what they are talking about, through and through. They offer up the regular dosage of credit tips and information, include both links to their own blog and others, but they also throw in a bit of wit every now and again, which in the world of debt advice is refreshing, to say the least.
Let’s take a look at a few of their most recent Tweets:
- ‘How Sunscreen Can Ruin Your Credit http://blog.credit.com/2013/03/how-sunscreen-can-ruin-your-credit/’
- ‘Why Credit Cards & Car Loans Are Easier to Get http://blog.credit.com/2013/03/why-credit-cards-car-loans-are-easier-to-get/’
With an obvious focus on debt help for women, @DebtHelp4Women is a great stop for anyone – men included – to look for personal debt help and advice on Twitter.
One of the things I like most about DebtHealth4Women is that they offer just plain straight-up advice on their Twitter. Instead of including a link with every single post, they occasionally share just the facts, link free. They do, however, occasionally include links, and, of course, much of their advice is catered to women.
A few of their most recent Tweets include:
- ‘Debt tip for women: stop co-signing for people. They need a co-signer for a reason.’
- ‘Great book for all women (and men) to read – Kevin Trudeau’s “Debt Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About”’
@MartinSLewis is another great Twitter feed to follow if you are looking for the very best in personal debt help, especially where money, making more money, and saving money are concerned. And who doesn’t like money?
Also the founder and editor of MoneySavingExpert.com, all of Martin’s advice is spot on, and while it mostly regards the UK, it is also usually sound advice for US Tweeters as well. Indeed his Twitter is one of the most popular personal debt help Twitters around. He regularly posts advice, tips, quips, pictures, and videos that have to do with topics ranging from payday loans to debt management to bank savings. He also posts a fair bit of funny/goofy personal stuff that is sure to get a laugh out of even the toughest of souls.
A few of Martin’s most recent Tweets look like this:
- ‘Anyone fancy a new bank today? There’s a price war (eg 5% interest 0% overdraft or 3% cashback) Full best-buys http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/banking/compare-best-bank-accounts’
- ‘Why’s payday loan action taken so long? There’s nowt new in OFT report – here’s 2011 evidence we gave to parliament-> http://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2011/12/08/payday-loans-the-evidence-why-we-need-regulation-now%E2%80%A6/’
Care One Debt Relief
Follow @CareOneWorks for one of the most popular and most helpful personal debt help twitters around.
Care One Debt Relief is one of the most reliable and well-respected debt relief companies in the United States and this is reflected through their Twitter. Every Tweet is top-notch…sharing solid debt relief information, tips, and tricks. If you’re struggling with debt, you don’t want to miss this Twitter feed.
They have recently posted these Tweets:
- ‘How One Family Learned From Their Mistakes and Paid Off $20,500 in Debt #DebtMovement http://debtmovement.com/how-one-family-learned-from-their-mistakes-and-paid-off-20500-in-debt/’
- ‘We paid off $30,000 in credit card debt 17 months. http://debtmovement.com/overcoming-the-credit-card-debt-trap-w-kim-parr/’
There are a lot of excellent Twitter feeds out there, and a lot of not so excellent (read: completely terrible) ones. The five discussed above are the absolute best of the best involving personal debt help. If you’re struggling with debt, know someone who is, or just want to learn more, follow them now!