If you’ve stopped making payments on a debt balance, your lender or a debt collection agency will likely start actively trying to collect within a handful of months. But states have instituted a statute of limitations on debt, which can help protect you from old debts.
Debt consolidation is an umbrella term that includes many different approaches to paying off debt. For example, many debt settlement companies advertise themselves as debt consolidation companies, even if they don’t use traditional consolidation programs.
Collection accounts can hurt your credit to the point where it can be difficult to qualify for a loan or credit card. Over time, though, the negative impact of a collection account can diminish.
When you know you have debt that’s gone to collections, it’s a stressful financial situation to be in. You might find yourself wondering what rights you have, can debt collectors call your work and expose information to your employer, or what methods of contact are legal altogether.
Whenever you borrow money, you have a legal obligation to repay it in full. Settling debt for less than you owe is a possibility. But because it means you’re not completely fulfilling your obligation, there may be tax consequences.
At every stage of adulthood, saving for retirement should be a priority in order to have a comfortable retirement and maintain your lifestyle.
When you’re just starting out in your career, retirement may be the further thing from your mind. But because retirement savings use compound interest, you’ll be better off the earlier you begin saving.
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