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How Do I Deal With This Old Debt from the Collection Agency? – Tai

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“Dear Steve, A collection agency is reporting that I opened a credit card in 2011. I was actually totally unable to get credit by 2011 because in graduate school I became unemployed and had some serious financial problems. I think this is a debt from 2004. Is there anything I can do about this? Thanks in advance. I am trying ... Read More »

I Filed Bankruptcy and Creditors Are Still Reporting Delinquent Debts. – Nancy

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“Dear Steve, I have a question with regards to bankruptcy and negative reporting by creditors. I filed for bankruptcy on 4/1/13 and the Bankruptcy Automatic Stay kept creditors from collection efforts. The bankruptcy was discharged on 7/31/13 which then reverted the automatic stay to a permanent discharge. From what I understand, creditors cannot collect on the discharged debts, as well ... Read More »

Can I Get a Mortgage After a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy? – Kellie

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“Dear Steve, I recently discharged my ch 13. I am interested in understanding how long I should wait to consider a new home purchase. My fiancé has excellent credit but I contribute the bulk of the income. I am hoping that the 2 years you eluded to can be minimized with his credit history. Thoughts? Kellie” Don’t miss our free ... Read More »

My Credit Score is Stagnant After My Bankruptcy. – Lynn

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“Dear Steve, I discharged my debt in 2010, opened a few charge cards to build my credit. Have been doing all the right things. On time payments, debt on cards never over 30%, paid my car off and my Fico score stays the same. 686 for a year now. Before bankruptcy my score was 750-790. What is going on? I ... Read More »

Can the Creditor and Collection Agency Both Show the Same Account On My Credit Report? – John

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“Dear Steve, Have settlement letter from collection company and will complete the last payment in Oct. The original creditor continues to show the remaining balance of debt and reduces it with each payment that I make to the collection company .The collection company is also making monthly reports that I have the debt but no balance. Is it legal for ... Read More »

I’m 22 and Need to Fix My Credit So I Can Buy a Car

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“Dear Steve, I am 22 years old. I have never had any help with my family with any money growing up. I graduated High School in 2009 and started out with a couple credit cards. Bank of America for School books and Best Buy for a laptop. I also had a car payment that my sister had underneath her credit ... Read More »

My Experian Credit Report Still Shows Old Negative Items – Joseph

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“Dear Steve, I just received an investigation report from Equifax that the 03/2008 Collection Account has been fully paid since 03/2010 and is currently reporting a zero balance for this account. Yet, when I printed my 05/21/2013 Credit Report the said account is still listed with Experian and a part of my High Impact Differences. I also had fully paid ... Read More »

We Have Some Items On Our Credit Report We Want Removed – Lisha

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“Dear Steve, We started to have troubles making payments. Did Bankruptcy. Trouble again and we re-fied our house not once or twice about 4! Took a 2nd out… Around and around sprial…. husband lost his job. Lost house. Moved out of state and did Bankruptcy AGAIN! It was bad decision after bad. And it was all in thinking we were ... Read More »

I Have an Old Credit Card on My Credit Report. Will It Go Away? – Julie

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“Dear Steve, There is a credit card debt on my credit report that is more than 10 years old. I can’t get any questions answered or removed from my credit report. I’m in California. How long is the debt collectable? What is the statute of limitation on collecting the debt? What can I do to get it removed? Julie” Don’t ... Read More »

How Do I Get Equifax to Remove Old Accounts Off My Credit Report? – Angela

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“Dear Steve, How do you get Equifax and other agencies to take accounts over 7 years old off of your account? When does the 7 years start from what date? Angela” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads of practical advice, tips, and help to beat back ... Read More »

Filed Bankruptcy to Avoid Eviction. Can I Get it Off My Credit Report? – Shawnale

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“Dear Steve, I followed expensive advice from attorney that I could stay and fight a no-reason eviction from an apartment I paid rent on time 2 years. I had grown attached and did a lot of maintenance there and was lead to believe I could stall moving out for months. I filed three months straight, allowing dismissal because I don’t ... Read More »

How Do I Take Care of The Two Old Debts on My Credit Report? – Alexandra

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“Dear Steve, I used to have a Chase Credit Card for $500. I haven’t used it since 2008 and because of some problems and no money at that time couldn’t afford to pay it out ($331). Now I got stuck with this credit card reporting each month on my Credit history as a collection. Also I have a medical Collection ... Read More »

The Collection Agency Knows I’m Not Responsible But They Keep Trying to Collect. – Jonathan

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“Dear Steve, I have a medical bill thats on collection that doesn’t belong to me. I tried to dispute but the only one of the credit bureau. Its a medical for a doctor, i never been to. When i call the collection agency, they told me its for a yessenia torres, when she took her daughter to the doctor. I ... Read More »

Should I Get a Charge Off Removed From My Credit Report? – Defanso

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“Dear Steve, My overall credit goes from fair to good depending on the credit agency, scores 686, 704, 708. For the past 2 years my payment history listed as 99.99% on time. I’ve paid off all of my credit card debt to $0, Only having my student loan & my mortgage outstanding. Only thing I see that is holding my ... Read More »

How Can We Get the Bank to Not Report the HELOC Short Sale? – Teresa

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“Dear Steve, House was paid in full. Took out a HELOC that got under water. Bank has accepted a short offer. Payment on HELOC was never late. Credit score currently very, very high. We took out a HELOC a few years ago that was used toward building costs of the new house we live in now. The original house became ... Read More »

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