If you receive federal benefits, those benefits are protected against non-governmental creditors. But one woman learned those protections aren’t as simple as they may seem. See how her benefits lost their protections.
Karin Price Mueller writes the Bamboozled consumer affairs column for The Star-Ledger, and she's the founder of NJMoneyHelp.com. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three kids and two English Mastiffs. Whatever they don't eat goes into her retirement accounts.