If you are facing a debt collection lawsuit, it can be nerve-wracking and stressful. But the court’s involvement does not need to be scary. In fact, sorting out your financial obligation to a creditor in court can sometimes even work in your favor.

Instead of the penalties, fees, interest charges, and the years it can take for your credit to recover from defaulting on a loan, a deferment provides an opportunity to reallocate the money you would otherwise apply toward your loan to other essential expenses to ensure necessities like food and shelter are not compromised during your hardship.

Pensions vs. 401ks

on Topics: Personal Finance

Employer-sponsored retirement plans are an important benefit that employees should take advantage of to supplement their retirement funds. However, not all retirement accounts are created equal. Maximizing your contribution to an employer-sponsored retirement plan is the best way to ensure you have enough money to carry you through retirement.