Debt

Aug. 11, 2011

Answers About Garnishments

Answers About Garnishments

If a creditor sues to collect a debt you owe and wins a court judgment against you, the creditor can ask the court for an order to garnish your salary, bank account, or other assets. For example, the creditor can ask the court to order your employer to withhold some ...

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Posted in Debt, Garnishment
Aug. 11, 2011

When Payments Are a Problem

WHen Payments Are a Problem

With the economy weakening, more people are finding it difficult to make mortgage, credit card and other payments. If you're having financial difficulties — due to a job loss, a higher mortgage payment because of an interest rate reset or any other reason — it's important to take ...

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Posted in Debt
Aug. 11, 2011

Knee Deep in Debt?

Having trouble paying your bills

Having trouble paying your bills? Getting dunning notices from creditors? Are your accounts being turned over to debt collectors? Are you worried about losing your home or your car?


You’re not alone. Many people face a financial crisis some time in their lives. Whether the crisis is caused by personal ...

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Posted in Debt, Debt Reduction
Aug. 11, 2011

Good Ways to Get Started Cutting Back

Ways to reduce debt

It's always smart to control your spending. But if you or others in your family are facing difficult times financially, perhaps from a job loss or wage cuts, it is especially important to spend less so you can have more money to pay essential bills or to add to ...

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management
Aug. 11, 2011

Take Charge of Your Credit Cards

Take Charge of Your Credit Cards

Credit cards offer tremendous benefits for consumers, including the ability to afford purchases big and small, in good times and bad. But chances are you can get even more out of your credit cards — and save more money — if you remember these basic tips.


Choose them carefully. Don ...

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Posted in Credit Score, Debt