I’ve had a few people ask me if I knew of any debt forums out there. In lieu of being able to talk about your debt with friends and relatives, it may be nice to have somewhere online to go to ask questions, vent, or celebrate as you pay off your debt.
So I went searching…and searching…for some debt forums and I have some information about each one that I found.
Just a note – the list here is in alphabetical order and by listing them here I’m not endorsing any of these forums (I’m not a member at most of them). I felt there was a need for a list like this for reference. As I’ve found to be the case, some forums provide a better “fit” than others.
Saving Advice Debt Forum – This is one of the many personal finance related forums on the Saving Advice site. The forums are active and it’s a great way to get any of debt related questions answered on a timely basis. It’s a good place to visit if you are looking for a variety of opinions to a debt question.
About.com Credit/Debt Forums – For some reason, this site doesn’t like me and it won’t let me validate my email address so I can view the boards. They say you can log in as a guest to view the forums and give you a link, but you are sent to the login screen and you aren’t told how to log in as a guest! Argh. Maybe some of you will have better luck than me getting access to it if you happen to join this one.
Circle Debt Forums – This forum is very new and has sections for types of debt and personal finance in general. It is not very active at the moment and they have 38 members. They are also having a contest to help get new members. You can win $300 cash by posting, referring members or writing articles.
Debt Consolidation Care – I’ve been watching this debt forum on and off for a little while and have referred some people to it personally through email. It is more focused (and active) in the debt consolidation and collection agencies sections. If you are having creditors knock on your door, this may be the forum for you. Overall, it is a very active forum with A LOT of posts.
Debt Management Talk – This one you may remember from a little while ago. The owner over there did a guest post on here about 101 ways to put $101 in your pocket this month. This forum has 221 members and has sections on the human side of debt and understanding debt. This debt forum is the only one that I know of that offers its posters some revenue sharing by rotating their Google adsense code into the rotation.
Debt Questions Forums – This one is a UK based debt forum that has sections on debt questions, debt solutions and bankruptcy. With 4,721 members, it is more active than some of the other debt forums I have listed.
Destroy Debt Forums – This forum is also fairly new and doesn’t have much activity. They have sections about getting out of debt, improving credit and avoiding debt. As of right now, they have 143 registered members.
iVillage Debt Support Group – This one is more like a debt support message board than a debt forum, but I included it here. It focuses on women and debt and is more of a place to go to track your debt and get some emotional support.
Living Like No One Else Forums – This debt forum is highly influenced by Dave Ramsey, although it is not affiliated with his company. It has over 5,000 members and it is very active. Some of the sections include Dave’s teachings on eliminating debt as well as other money topics.
I’m sure there are more out there, so if there is one that you know of please contact me (you can try leaving a comment, but it might get filtered out by my spam filter). I will add them to this list.