Liz Weston

Columnist Money Talk

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  • Where to find help with managing your finances

    Where to find help with managing your finances

    Dear Liz: I am a mid-30s single woman who needs accountability in managing my finances and paying down debt. I have about $7,000 in credit card debt and $9,000 in student loans and I earn $55,000 a year. I feel as though I may have the financial means to do this but require a knowledgeable, structured...

  • Degrees of debt: The downside of federal student loans

    Degrees of debt: The downside of federal student loans

    Dear Liz: Are federal student loans turned over to a collection agency still collectible after 20 years? Answer: Yes. Very much so. There is no statute of limitations on federal student loans, which means collectors can come after you until you pay or die, whichever comes first. Statutes of limitations...

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