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Student Debt
Retirees with student debt: Social Security benefits may be compromised
September 13, 2014

It’s no secret: There’s a student debt crisis in this country. But who imagined that student debt is a growing problem for the senior population? While few households headed by individuals 65 or older carry student loans, there has been…

U.S. Supreme Court cites Florida inheritance law in unusual case
May 22, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in the case of Astrue v. Capato. The circumstances of the case are ones most of us will never experience. Nonetheless, the case has lessons for everyone. It underscores the importance of creating a…

New law protects garnishment of automatic Social Security funds
May 18, 2011

In a perfect world, Social Security funds in your bank account should be immune to garnishment for any unpaid debts. Federal law says so. But in the real world, it happens. A lot. The National Consumer Law Center estimates that about…