Our Story

The DebtCleanse Story

I went from owning a real estate empire to being penniless.
Worse, I was $26 million in debt. Today, I’m debt free.

You can be, too.”

— Jorge Newbery, Co-Founder of DebtCleanse

Meet Our Co-Founders

Hi, we’re Chet and Jorge. If you’re like most people, then you need some debt advice. We both needed debt advice at one point too, so we know the feeling and we’re here to help.

Jorge Newbery, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of DebtCleanse

I’ve been in your shoes, and I created this revolutionary system to help people like us get out of debt. I know it can work because I used it to clear $26 million in debt myself. And, I’ve seen it work for many others since.

I’ve worked hard all my life, starting with a paper route at the age of seven and eventually building a real estate empire of more than 4,000 apartments. Until one freak winter storm destroyed my business, and I was millions in debt overnight.

How I Cleared My Debt

I had no way to pay those debts and no idea what to do next. Creditors and debt collectors harassed and threatened me constantly. The stress nearly ruined my health. Then, I made a discovery that gave me a glimmer of hope; I noticed that one of my creditors had made a sloppy mistake.

With the help of trained attorneys, the court ruled that my debt of over $6 million was “inadvertently extinguished.” In other words, the creditor had accidentally wiped out its own right to pursue payment from me. That victory was the first step in a process that eventually resolved all of my debts for just a fraction of what I owed or, in some instances, nothing at all.

I Wanted to Share What I Learned

Getting free from this overwhelming debt was such a transformational experience that I knew I had to share what I had learned with the millions of other Americans who are buried in unaffordable debt.

In 2008, I started American Homeowner Preservation to help struggling families avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes.

In 2016, I published my book, Debt Cleanse: How to Settle Your Debts for Pennies on the Dollar (And Not Pay Some At All), which contains the original DNA of the services that a DebtCleanse membership offers you today.

DebtCleanse Provides You With the Resources

But I knew that I needed to do more. It wasn’t enough to tell people how to get free from debt—I needed to put the resources, tools, and—most importantly—attorney access, directly into their hands to empower them to build the futures they deserve.

Below you’ll find a bit more about who DebtCleanse is and why we exist. I genuinely hope that this is your first step toward your new future.

— Jorge

Chet Seely, Co-Founder & President of DebtCleanse

I’m known as The Personal Finance Pro. I’ve led the growth of two, 10-figure companies, an industry-leading financial services firm, and founded a company that was acquired in a $181M cash deal. I help entrepreneurs fearlessly approach, instantly connect with, and effortlessly transform cold market contacts into red-hot, ready to join prospects for their business without coming across as salesey and dealing with unnecessary rejection.

But I wasn’t always the bold money nerd I am today…

A Childhood in Debt

I spent my childhood watching my parents nickel and dime every cent they could. Bills were constantly piling up, collectors knocking at the door—like millions, it felt like our family was out of options. 

Like many people, I grew up with big financial dreams, but I was not sure how to get there. 

After struggling to find the answers and the right trusted advisors, my life changed dramatically in my mid-20’s, when I found a mentor who helped me achieve my first “million dollar year” of earnings when I was 27.

You're Not Out of Options Yet

From my mentor, I learned that financial rejection is difficult and although we cannot avoid it, we can work on ways to manage it better. I learned to face that rejection with confidence and conviction.

Think you’re out of options?

We’ve been there.

Jorge and I have seen debt firsthand and know the day-to-day stress and anxiety that accompanies financial uncertainty.

The truth is, stability throughout life’s journey should be a right, not a luxury—it’s up to us to break the cycle.

Below you’ll find a bit more about who DebtCleanse is and why we exist. We genuinely hope that this is your first step toward your new future.

Our Mission:
To Help America Break Free of Debt

Today more than ever, millions of Americans have spent years paying their mortgage and yet still have no equity in their homes. Others struggle to make minimum credit card payments while watching exorbitant interest and fees eat up most of what they pay. Others still are stuck in the never-ending loop of payday loans, having to borrow again and again to cover sky-high interest just to get through each month.

Too many people are working to service their debt, with no chance of getting ahead and little of breaking even—and it’s wrong.

Our mission is to empower people to break that cycle and liberate themselves to live the lives they choose rather than the ones dictated by their debt.

Our Vision:
To Bring Equity and Change to the American Credit System

Through access to attorneys, proven strategies, and resources, we help our members challenge their debts, negotiate for significantly reduced settlements, and even pursue damages when debt collectors have broken the law.

Every debt that’s eliminated, every claim settled, and every consumer protection case won is a victory. But that’s just the start.

The current predatory lending system and high-pressure, often unscrupulous debt collection rely on debtor cooperation. It thrives in the shadows and preys upon uninformed and disempowered people who lack the knowledge and leverage necessary to stop the unethical cycle.

With each individual victory, we gain collective leverage in a more significant battle—a battle where these individual wins can collectively shift the tides and force creditors and debt collectors to change their ways. 

Together we can force the system to change, and that change starts with you.

Ready to Get Your Future Started?

Signing up for a DebtCleanse membership is the first step towards empowering yourself to revamp your finances and reimagine what your life can look like in the future. Getting started is easy—Sign up for one of our plans starting at just $89.95/month and start building your financial future today.