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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.

Is Financial Education for Students Alone An Effective Solution?

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As someone that deals with the aftermath of the financial mess my answer will surprise you. Yes there should be classes but it is NOT a vaccination against financial problems but it might be part of a longer term multifaceted solution. My observation is that teaching these issues in high school is a bit like requiring all students to take ... Read More »

A Decade in the Closet, About My Bankruptcy

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I am still amazed when I read ignorant stuff about the reason people are going bankrupt is because there is no more stigma about bankruptcy. No, the reason people are going bankrupt is because creditors are manipulating the system for their own accounting or reporting means and not allowing people to repay their debts with as much enthusiasm as the ... Read More »

I Wonder Where My Sister is and Who She is Today

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The last time I talked to my sister was probably in 2002. The irony is that the very thing that I do, help people with money problems, caused a rift between us that seems too big to repair, although I’d like to. Mary and her husband were having money issues and my parents wanted to find a way to help ... Read More »

The Difference Between Living and Dreaming is Doing

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I awoke this morning thinking about the line “The Difference Between Dreaming and Living is Doing”. It occurred to me how real that statement is. So many people dream great dreams and have fabulous ideas but never take action. Others live full and complete lives, without much looking back or regret. The only difference is just doing it. The moments ... Read More »

An Observation of Why a Lot of Internet Sites Get It Wrong

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So I was just on the Income Hero blog and I found it to be yet another example of why a lot of Internet sites seem to get the basics wrong. On the net since 1994 I’ve learned that communication and the ability to easily connect is critical. Now there are times when you want to shield yourself from the ... Read More »

UK Bank Northern Rock In Trouble But Not Sincere

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As a person that communicates through words, it is hard to sometimes find the right words to use to transfer what you are feeling into a medium that others will read. Words are more than letters in a group, in my head the words as I know them contain extra meaning trapped in emotions or relative experiences that make them ... Read More »

Hasta la Vista Northern Rock

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Word on the street today is picking Northern Rock (LON:NRK) for a fall. Despite the UK government’s vote of confidence and the Bank of England’s quick assurances that they would step in with an emergency loan to help the bank, consumers are still rattled. Over the weekend huge lines were seen at numerous Northern Rock branches in a scene that ... Read More »

Money Does Not Always Bring Happiness

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Over the years I’ve worked with several big lottery winners to help them overcome their subsequent money issues, all you had a similar story, winning millions changed their lives but not always for the better. One client summed it up when she said, “”Steve this money will be gone in twenty years and I’ll just be someone that sat out ... Read More »

Thoroughly Good News. Yes It Is

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I came across the DebtKid blog and it makes for a rollercoaster read of the debt recovery process. I’m reading the most recent posting, Breaking Point, and wish I was there just to give him a hug. You see, he’s just living through the detox of bad debt right now. He feels like a loser, a screw-up and a failure. ... Read More »

The Ticking Time Bomb Inside The American Foreclosure Crisis

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Headlines and stories on the evening news frequently mention the growing foreclosure crisis in the US. Over the recent years, lenders have been giving out money, like it was water, and much of it to people that are not prime candidates for loans, they are high risk and known as sub-prime. The sub-prime loans have turned the mortgage industry inside ... Read More »

CRHELP.com – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

Corporate Turnaround – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

Dynamic Debt Solutions – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

Consumer Attorneys of America – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

Advantage CCCS – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

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