Karin McKie is an MFA writer and a professional educator. She’s a regular contributor to Third Coast Review, EDGE Media Network and CircusTalk. She writes about education, public relations and marketing, as well as the scholastic aspects of culture. She’s been a college lecturer for decades, and has edited Perspective design journal and Reed literary magazine.
Student Loan Garnishment
When a borrower defaults on a student loan, the lender may be able to obtain a wage garnishment order to seize part of the borrower’s wages to repay the debt. The Treasury Offset Program (TOP) also allows the federal government to offset Social Security benefit payments and income tax refunds.
How to Give Your Child Skin in the Game with College Financial Planning
Don’t want to talk to your kids about money? Think you need to shield them from overwhelming financial decisions? You might be missing an opportunity to teach fiscal skills using one of the most substantial and impactful purchases in both of your lives: a college education. College is a transition from a sheltered existence to the real world.