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Debt Relief A La Carte was founded by Jared Strauss, a man who worked in debt collection for years before deciding to put his skills to use helping those struggling with debt. His company and process has an 88 percent success rate (compared to the industry average of 10 percent) but requires a considerable lump sum of money to work.
- Lowest fees in the industry (10 to 15 percent of enrolled debt)
- 88 percent success rate
- 72 day completion time
The fees for Strauss’s service are some of the lowest in the industry: he only charges 10 to 15 percent of the amount saved by his clients. This is considerably less than other companies which charge 18 to 25 percent of the total debt.
Shorter Program Time
While many leading settlement companies offer services under the expectation that debts will be resolved in 12-48 months, Strauss states that the average time the process will take is 72 days. This can save consumers a lot of money by cutting down on monthly fees that would have been paid for the program.
Friendly and Professional
Customers have repeatedly and earnestly emphasized Strauss’s friendliness, courtesy, professionalism, and most importantly his ability to deliver impressive results over a short period of time. Some have remarked on how much they appreciated being able to sit in on his company’s calls and participate in the debt relief process personally.
- Lacks industry accreditations
- Larger lump sum of cash required to start than other companies
- All settlements are run by one man
One concern that we have with Strauss’s Debt Relief A La Carte is that we could not find any industry accreditations that ensures that the company is operating according to best practices.
Large Sum Of Cash Needed
The biggest potential negative to be aware of when considering Debt Relief A La Carte is the fact that while Strauss’s process seems to work quickly and reliably, it also relies on customers having access to a larger lump sum of cash than other companies. The exact amount required will vary from case to case, but it may be more than some people can afford.
The other concern we have with Debt Relief A La Carte is that it is very much a “one-man-band” company that hinges on Jared Strauss. He is able to deliver impressive results, but as far as we can tell, the entire operation depends on him. This calls into question whether or not the company can grow and continue to provide this premium level of service to all of its future customers, as there is only so much one man can do.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does Debt Relief A La Carte cost?
The company (Jared) offers a much lower percentage settlement fee for services when compared to the average larger debt settlement company. The typical debt settlement company charges on average of 18 to 25 percent of the total of enrolled debt. Debt Relief a la Carte charges 10 to 15 percent. A breakdown of fees can be found on the “About” page of the website.
Can I Get A Free Consultation?
A free consultation is provided upfront to assess each individual’s circumstances and lay out a plan for settlement.
What Types of Debt Does Debt Relief A La Carte Work With?
Debt Relief a la Carte is able to attempt to settle only unsecured loans including medical, credit card, installments, lines of credit, legal bills, collections, deficiency balances on repossessed cars, or even deficiency balances on foreclosures.
What Is the Minimum Debt Amount I Can Sign Up With?
There is no minimum amount of debt required to enroll in services.
About Debt Relief A La Carte
From once working in the debt collection industry, Jared Strauss now uses his knowledge to help others get out of debt. Jared owns and operates Debt Relief A La Carte. Since 2002, he has helped individuals and families settle millions of dollars in debts. Jared promises that you will have the option of knowing what enrolled accounts will settle before you spend any money.
You will pay a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total debt you save.
- Free consultation: Yes
- Personal consultant during the settlement: Yes
- AFCC accredited: No
- IAPDA accredited: No
Time in Business
Founded in 2002
Minimum Debt Requirement
The website says they have no minimum debt requirement