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  • PF Faves: Paying Off Your Car First – Why it’s Important

    When it comes to debt management, a major aspect is prioritization. Kevin Mercadante of MPFJ (My Personal Finance Journey) recently tackled this subject, discussing why paying off a car loan before other debt–especially credit card debt–is beneficial. Car loan payments are typically much larger than minimum payments for credit cards. […]

  • Wage Garnishment – What it is and What You Need to Know

    Wage Garnishment – What it is and What You Need to Know

    There is nothing more sinister sounding than a wage garnishment. Even more sinister is having to live through one. More people are dealing with wage garnishments now than in the past; perhaps in part due to the lingering effects of the last recession or a lack of financial education. One […]

  • 10 Important Debt Collection Rights That Protect You

    10 Important Debt Collection Rights That Protect You

    Debt fraud and excessive collection tactics are on the rise again. The latest scam involves calling a person’s parents, thus relying on the social stigma of not paying a debt. Frequently these calls are made about debts that are not even owed. Because these types of scams and tactics can […]

  • Debt Snowflaking 101

    Debt Snowflaking 101

    From time to time a new term is introduced to the personal finance arena and, if it makes any kind of sense, we like to present it to our readers. That brings us to debt snowflaking. Debt snowflaking is a different way to approach paying off your debts in small […]