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I Had Cancer, Lost My Job and Filed Bankruptcy. I’m Sinking Again. – Deborah

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“Dear Steve, Around 2000 I tried a debt consolidation company years ago and they took my money. So I had to file bankruptcy. Well I got Cancer. Then I lost my job in 2009 and did not find another for over 2 years. I have had to use a lot of credit cards for medical and to live on. I ... Read More »

I Really Don’t Want to File for Bankruptcy. – Marsha

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“Dear Steve, I was out of work for three years, and during that time I defaulted on all my bill payments. I want to be debt free, but I dont know where to start, because I just can’t afford to pay all that money, even if they all set me up on a payment plan. How can I approach this ... Read More »

My Husband Caught MRSA and Now We Are Filing Bankruptcy. – Page

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“Dear Steve, My husband is 66 and I am 57. My husband lost his job soon after we bought our house in 2009. He is now on social security and was working part time until he became ill and has been in and out of the hospital ( 4 times) since October 2012. He is much better but contracted MRSA ... Read More »

We Are Old, Ill, and the Worry and Stress Over Our Debt Are Killing Us. – Glenna

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“Dear Steve, We are seniors in our mid seventy’s very bad health. We have credit card debt because we have had to put medical bills and medicine,plus living expenses. We owe 14,000.00 and having a hard time making minium payments. HELP, our only income is our social security. We don’t know how to handle this. Our health is getting worse. ... Read More »

I’m a Real Estate Agent and Facing Bankruptcy – Kelly

Disaster comes when we least expect it. There is no good time for a financial tornado.

“Dear Steve, My husband and I have been down the bankruptcy road and it was discharged. I am embarrassed to say that only eleven years after the discharge, we are now possibly having to consider filing again. We have one child and my husband makes $75,000 a year. I work as a Realtor but pay has been slow and I ... Read More »

My Debt to Income is Very High and Nobody Will Give Me a Loan – Lisa

life begins at end of your comfort zone

“Dear Steve, I am living on social security and savings, which are quickly becoming very scant. As my roof leaked over my head as I was sleeping, realized I needed to do something about this and thus began my quagmire (good word!) of a problem. Paid $8000. from five 0% promotional credit cards, carefully figuring out how much each card ... Read More »

The Bankruptcy Trustee and Attorney Screwed Up My Bankruptcy. – Teresa

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“Dear Steve, Our bankruptcy has came to an end but in going over the details, I found MANY unethical things. 1 – it seems my attorney and the trustee were in each others pockets. 2 – the credit union put a $65 a month insurance on the vehicle that was through them but I have always carried full coverage insurance ... Read More »

My Credit Was Hit by an Uninsured Motorist and Left With a Traumatic Injury

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“Dear Steve, Dear Steve, I was in an automobile accident in 11/’05, hit by another driver who had stolen a car, therfore I was unable to sue anyone for the accident. I had no health insurance and my uninsured motorist policy was $100k, which of course the hospital negotiated a payment towards my $300,000 bill. I was in an automobile ... Read More »

Was Going to File Bankruptcy But My Father Died Leaving Me Some Money. – Brenda

Decision time

“Dear Steve, I have 4 credit cards totaling $29,000. Need more reasonable payments and lower interest rate. I recently had to take a pay cut and had surgery with 6 wks unpaid and I am now between 60 and 90 days late. I had a lawyer and was going to apply for bankruptcy but now my father has passed and ... Read More »

We Have to File Bankruptcy Again. Will We Have a Problem With That?

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“Dear Steve, We filed chapter 7 bankruptcy 11 years ago and unfortuanatley or in the place where we need to file again. Do you know if the courts treat someone differently when they know you have discharged a Chptr. 7 bankruptcy previously? Laura” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of ... Read More »

Recently Divorced and Struggling With Debt. What Should I Do? – Kelli

Mature woman confused

“Dear Steve, Recently divorced and left with about $40,000 in credit card debt due to helping my ex-husband start his now lucrative company. I’m not bitter! I am drowning here now, however. It’s about ten credit cards with APRs spanning from 14% all the way up to 29.9%. I can only barely afford the minimum payments and realize that every ... Read More »

My Husband’s Trucking Business Failed and He Lost It. Should We File Bankruptcy? – Sally

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“Dear Steve, My husband lost his trucking business 2 years ago, in turn, we lost our house to foreclosure and turned in our tractor trailer to the credit union. We bought our in-laws house, so we have a place to live. We are paying their mortgage and deed is still in their name for now. After the credit union sold ... Read More »

We Filed Chapter 13 to Save Our House But Can’t Keep Up With Payments. – Jennifer

Drowning swimmer

“Dear Steve, My husband filed chapter 13 in Dec 2012 to save our home and we just cannot make the large payments….most of the bankruptcy payment is the house debt. Chase says we now owe $286k and our home is only valued and purchased at $254k. Should we surrender in chapter 13 we are 2 months behind now again? Our ... Read More »

Will My Mom Paying for Me to Go on a Vacation Hurt My Chances of Filing Bankruptcy? – Dave

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“Dear Steve, Situation * I will be filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Most likely this will be filed by my attorney next week. I have a large amount of credit card debt and can no longer even make the minimum payments on them. My daughter will be graduating high school in June and I will be turning 50 yrs old. As ... Read More »

I’m Retired, Sick, Poor, and Deep in Debt But I Want to Avoid Bankruptcy. – Jim

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“Dear Steve, I am 68 years old. I worked my life in the Title Insurance Business. I have a High School Education – only. I have taken classes at a University and other classes that I could sign up for and gain more knowledge. I finished my career in 2007 as I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. I owe ... Read More »

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