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What personal items are protected from garnishment?

The state of Washington provides for legal protection of certain personal items from garnishment and other forms of debt collection. For example, the personal clothing on anyone within a family is protected up to a value of $3,500. The value limitation is made to make some valuable items, such as jewelry or furs, available for garnishment.

Don't get trapped in wage garnishment nightmares

Last week, we talked about the fact that there isn't really an easy way out of debt. When you're facing serious actions from collectors, it can be easy to get caught up in the hope that a too-good-to-be-true offer is, in fact, a true offer that has arrived just in time to save the day. In reality, that type of ending doesn't often cap a debt story.

Is there really an easy way out of debt?

While there are many legal ways you can seek relief from debt, and bankruptcy options give you ways to reset your entire financial life for a better future, the truth is that none of these ways are easy. In fact, if a way out of debt seems to good to be true, you know what the saying says about that. It probably isn't real.

Former Corinthian College students afforded debt relief

We've covered student loan debt in past blogs, especially when discussing the almost crippling amount of debt with which some students exit university. While excess student loan debt can be difficult to deal with as someone entering the workforce in a particular industry, some cases might be even more difficult for current or former students. What if you feel that the college you attended defrauded you in some way?

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