Category Archives: Managing Debt

Good Credit Score News for People with Medical Collections
Last Summer, FICO (the company that creates the software used to calculate credit scores), released a new update to its scoring system called FICO 9. The goal of FICO 9 was to reduce the effect past due medical debt has on a person’s credit score, especially if they have an otherwise clean credit history. Why is this a big deal? Consider these...
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19 Easy Tips to Get Out (And Stay Out) Of Debt!
Seems like everywhere you look, you get the same old advice for getting your finances on track. All fluff… no real meat. Well, we put our heads together and compiled this list of 19 tips to help you get out of debt, and stay out of debt for good. These tips are easy to put in to action, simple to understand, and proven to work! More Comments are closed
Federal Benefits, Garnishment, and Your Rights
In most situations, federal benefits like social security and disability income are exempt from garnishment actions for debts you owe. Some protections are automatic, but some aren’t. If you receive federal benefits and are facing a garnishment action, here are the important facts you need to know: Federal Benefits Exempt from Garnishment include: Social Security benefits Supplemental Security Income...
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