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Steve Rhode
Steve Rhode is the Get Out of Debt Guy and has been helping good people with bad debt problems since 1994. You can learn more about Steve, here.

I Hunted Down The Cheapest Warehouse Store For You

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Recently I wrote an article titled Sam’s Club, CVS, Walmart, Lowes Food & Food Lion – Who Has The Best Prices? The winner of that survey was the warehouse store, Sam’s Club and that got me wondering how Sam’s Club prices compared to other warehouse stores. So I got back in the car and went shopping and Costco and BJ’s ... Read More »

Lourdes Writes In “What Should I Do to Get Out of Debt?”

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“Dear Steve, I’m in debt really heavy from credit cards and other loans. What should I do to get out of debt. Lourdes” Dearest Lourdes, Wow, I really want to help you with some great advice and awesome guidance but gee-whiz a little more information would be really helpful. Maybe next time you write in you can share a bit ... Read More »

David Writes In “I’m About To Lose My House”

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David wrote to me at GetOutOfDebt.org and asked me for help with his debt situation. If you have a question, you can ask me for free help and advice also. “Dear Steve, I accepted a job in Seattle. My wife and family and home are still in Idaho. My wife is on a fixed income, and we have been hanging ... Read More »

Karen Writes In “Ex-Husband Isn’t Paying The Bills and He’s Trashed My Credit. What Can I Do to Repair It?”

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“Dear Steve, I have been divorced for one year. Our house was in my name and husbands. He never refnanced or sold the home. His late payments have started to ruin my credit report and credit score. Now it look as if the bank will foreclose. How can I repair my credit and how long will it take me? Karen” ... Read More »

America’s Job Bank – Find a Job Now

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Find a job in your state using the following links. There are a number of resources that you can use to find a local job. I’ve mentioned some of them already in a recent article. An often wonderful listing of job is available using the individual state employment sites. America’s Job Bank (also known as America Job Bank or AJB) ... Read More »

ML Writes In, “I Can’t Pay My American Express Card.”

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“Dear Steve, I am self employed and have lost an important account. I now cannot pay the minimum on my American Express card, which is $2,000.00. If I pay them I can’t pay my other expenses. Have you any ideas ?” Dear ML, Ouch! I know how much it hurts to lose a major account and have your income suddenly ... Read More »

Diane Writes In “I Want to Settle My Debt. My Creditor Wants to Take Me to Court.”

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Diane wrote to me at the GetOutOfDebt.org site and asked for help with her debt situation. You can write me too if you need help. Here is what Diane said: “Dear Steve, I have signed up with New Beginnings to get out of debt. I have paid them for two months so far and have stopped paying on a loan ... Read More »

Sam’s Club, CVS, Walmart, Lowes Food & Food Lion – Who Has The Best Prices?

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So Pam and I were talking about where to shop for the best prices and rather than guess, we got in the car and went price comparing. To get a wide comparison of prices we went to Sam’s Club for wholesale prices, Walmart for bragging cheap prices, Lowes Food for your typical grocery store, Food Lion for a discount grocery ... Read More »

Donald Writes In And Asks For Help “I’m Getting Behind on Bills!”

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“I’m starting to get behind on bills. I owe $180,000.00 total: two houses ($12,500.00 and $35,000.00 appraisal) $97,000.00 and $24,000.00 owed. A 2006 van, 2005 truck, 2006 motorcycle, $13,000.00 credit card debt, a 2004 450 4 wheeler, but I can pay only $1200.00 every two weeks. Any suggestions?” Donald, It sounds like you’ve had quite a good time over the ... Read More »

Eleven Real Things You Should Do to Survive a Bad Economy

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So much of what we read is all high level safe stuff about what people should do when facing tough economic times. And a whole lot of that advice is good for the masses, but what about what is best for the individual, you. The government wants consumers not to lose confidence during tough times. The economy needs you to ... Read More »

Ryan Writes In Looking For His Lifestyle Back

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Ryan wrote me through the GetOutofDebt.org site asking about how to resolve his debt situation. If you have a question you’d like to ask, just send it to me using the form at the bottom of this article. “I have about 20-25k in outstanding credit card debt, along with 10k in car payments still as well as a recent condo ... Read More »

Charlotte Writes In, “I’m Desperate To Get Out of Debt”

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Charlotte wrote to me at GetOutOfDebt.org and asked for free advice and help, which I gladly give. You can write me using the forms on the site. “Steve, I owe nearly $20,000 on a loan, a bunch of credit cards and some store cards as well. I’m 27 and I still live with my parents because I just can’t get ... Read More »

Ginger Asks “I Started My Business On Credit Cards But It’s Hard to Make Payments”

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Giner wrote in through the GetOutOfDebt.org site and asked for help. “I started a new business, had a few small credit card balances before, but had to use them, plus acquiring a few more, and with the balance trasfer deals, I now have 8 cards with a total debt of $50,000+. I manage to stay a float, my business has ... Read More »

Christy Asks “Why Should I Even Bother With Getting Out of Debt?”

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Christy wrote me at GetOutofDebt.org and asked me the following question. “I’ve been in debt so long I don’t even see why I should bother to get out of debt. It’s the American way. You get stuff, make payments and get more stuff. I think I’ll just stop worrying about getting out of debt.” Christy, You are right, the cornerstone ... Read More »

Holly Writes In “I’ve Kept This Secret From Him For a Long Time.”

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Holly wrote in and asked her question through the GetOutofDebt.org site. You can too. “Hey there, I have been with my boyfriend awhile now, and we’ve just started to talk about purchasing a house and getting a joint credit card. We’ve never discussed finances further than how much money we make per year. I have bad credit, and I’m pretty ... Read More »

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