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Learning how to manage your money may not sound like a lot of fun, but it can save you a lot of headaches and make it possible to achieve important life goals.
Credit can help you get ahead, or it can put you in over your head very fast — the key is in responsibly managing any debt you incur.
Learning how to manage your debts, and knowing your rights are key to protecting yourself.
Having the right financial tools in your arsenal will help you make wise decisions about spending, planning for the future and avoiding getting buried by debt.
Dear Consumer Ed: Once your car is repossessed, how much time are you given to pay the overdue amount before your vehicle is sold? Also, how long does a repo company have to wait before getting rid of any belongings you left in the vehicle?
Dear Consumer Ed: I have an old student loan debt that I defaulted on in 2004. It is still on my credit report. I thought the statute of limitation on debt was six years. Don’t they have to remove this from my credit report by law? Also, is a collection agency still allowed to garnish my wages for this?
Dear Consumer Ed: I receive monthly Social Security benefits that are deposited directly into my bank account. I just received notice that my bank account was garnished by a creditor and that my funds have been frozen and will soon be turned over to the court. I thought that Social Security benefits were exempt from garnishments of creditors. What can I do to stop the garnishment and get access to my money?