Free Consumer Resources

Free, Helpful Personal Finance Resources for Consumers

Understanding credit, debt, and personal finance is an important part of achieving financial independence. The Law Office of James R. Vaughan, P.C. provides this list of consumer financial resources from trusted organizations to help individuals in every stage of life learn more about important topics including budgeting, credit reports, saving, and more.

We encourage you to explore each of the resources listed below and utilize these free websites to develop a stronger sense of financial understanding. Debt causes stress and our team understands that consumers have questions throughout the different stages of account resolution. If you have questions about your account, need to update contact information, would like settlement options, or need help with making a payment, please call us at 866-833-9411. Our team is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time.

FinancialLiteracy.rocks

This free resource provides information and resources that are grouped by topic and by audience to help you access the information most relevant to you. This free resource addresses finances in every stage of life.

MyMoney.gov

The MyMoney Five principles provide information that can help you make day-to-day decisions and plan your financial goals. They include: Earn, Save & Invest, Protect, Spend, and Borrow.

Freecreditreport.com

Your credit report is a personal accounting of your credit. Freecreditreport.com provides consumers with free access to their credit report and important information on reading and understanding it.

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Ask Doctor Debt

This resource is designed to help you navigate the credit and debt collection process. Understanding your options can help avoid unnecessary stress while making informed decisions that can lead to financial well-being.

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Account Resolution Information

The first step to resolving debt is making a payment toward outstanding balances. Once you are on a payment plan, The Law Office of James R. Vaughan, P.C. offers payment options that include money order and by mail. For more information about settlements and our payment options, please visit our Payments Page.

If you have been sued or had a wage garnishment filed against you, please contact us to discuss options for going forward. We desire to work with consumers to reach agreed payment resolutions. Our firm is amicable to creating written payment or settlement agreements instead of pursuing judgment or garnishments. Communication is critical to preventing or stopping legal action against you. Our team is skilled in helping consumers navigate these challenges and developing alternative resolutions. 

We encourage consumers to keep in mind that contractual payment agreements/promissory notes and stipulated judgments/consent judgments offer consumers more leniency due to cooperation in payment, whereas judgments may lead to wage garnishments, home liens, and increased credit reporting. We always prefer to work with consumers to prevent legal action and we strongly believe this is in the best interest of consumers as well. 

If you have any questions about this process or would like to discuss options, please call us toll-free at 866-833-9411 during our normal business hours of Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time. If possible, please have your account details available to help make sure our call is as efficient and effective for you as possible.

Complaint Resolution

Our team cares about your experience while resolving your account and we value your feedback. If you have had an exceptional experience with our office or one of our representatives, please contact us to share details of your experience. If you have a concern or complaint, we encourage you to contact us directly so that our team can address it promptly. We take all feedback seriously and strive to provide a positive customer experience in every interaction.

Resolve your account and achieve financial freedom.