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How To Get Out Of Debt

I’m So Afraid of My Debt. – Jes

worry

“Dear Steve, I really need your advice, I just came from your website and just reading about debt makes me sick to my stomach. I am in debt with credit cards about 15,000. I had great credit before hand hence why I could get the cards at a young age ( at 20/21) but now I got returned payments and ... Read More »

The Bible Says We Should Owe Nothing. We Pray and Cry About Our Debt All the Time. – Heather

make better choices

“Dear Steve, Me and my husband have about 10 credit cards they are in collections we have 2 that are current and the car is current we need help I can only find part time work and my husband only has a part time job he goes to college to get a better job to support us his 4 year ... Read More »

Should I Pay Off My House or My Student Loans First? – Kem

fear

“Dear Steve, I am finally in a place in my life where I am earning enough money to pay my bills and have a little left over. After buckling down and sacrificing (and selling) a lot, the only debt I have left, besides my mortgage, is my student loan which stands at a little over $100k at about 5% interest. ... Read More »

How Should I Spend My Windfall? – Marie

process

“Dear Steve, No car payments, less than $8,000 in credit card debt and only one mortgage (at 6.5% interest rate). I will be receiving a lump sum of money at the end of July or first part of August in the sum of over $75,000. First car runs great and is 2009 model, second car is a 2000 model and ... Read More »

I Am Self-Employed, Show Very Little Taxable Income and Have $130,000 in Credit Card Debt. – Ian

old man headache

“Dear Damon, Self employed for 13+ years 55 years old Like so many self employed people the recession has been rough, add to that medical bills, and it’s easy to get caught in credit card debt. I currently have $130k in credit card debt with an average interest rate of 16%. I am making the payments, usually double the minimum ... Read More »

Why Can’t I Just Ignore My Creditors Instead of Filing Bankruptcy? – Troy

math

“Dear Steve, I have 2 unsecured personal credit cards I used almost 100% for a business that went under (so I am not subject to means testing). Each one is a little under $25K. I have spoken to a BK attorney. The problem is, the only thing in my name alone is one of a cars. It’s free and clear ... Read More »

Are Any of These Companies Legit for Me to Work With to Eliminate My Debt? – Bonnie

everything at once

“Dear Steve, I have several payday loans and four credit cards. have been talking to AmOne, ScoreSense, Pay Day Loan Debt Assistance, and Consolidated Credit Counseling Services. The constant phone calls from all of them are driving me crazy. I can’t decide whether any of them are legit and will be able to help me or if I should just ... Read More »

Should I Use Credit Counseling, Do It On My Own, or File Bankruptcy? – Carol

Financing a budget

“Dear Steve, I currently have $34,411 in credit card debt, with most cards being close to the limit. In addition, I have $23,422 in an auto loan. My gross pay per month is $5772 and my net pay per month is $3259. My living expenses (including rent and car payment) are about $2300 a month. My monthly payments for my ... Read More »

We’ve Struggled to Pay Off What We Can. – Maggie

change

“Dear Steve, In 2009 my fiance and I had an income of approximately $60,000. We lived more than comfortably. Over the course of the next two years however, we had a sick baby whom I chose to stay home and care for, he lost his job, had to surrender one of our two new cars, defaulted on personal loans, credit ... Read More »

I’m 70 Years Old and Searching for Low Income Housing. – Dave

Lifestyle choices.

“Dear Steve, I find myself burried in debt. While caring for 3 years for another who had Alzheimers, I ignored my own financial hole I was digging. After being thrown out of where I was living — no financial issues just a very mean spirited roommate … I wandered the California coast looking for low income housing. No luck. I ... Read More »

I’m So Stressed and Deep in Debt I Don’t Know What to Do? – Julie

hug

“Dear Steve, I had my first child in 1990 and have been an at home mother ever since. I left my good paying job to raise my now 4 children and would do it all over again. I have accumulated over $170,000 in credit card debt and need to find a way to pay this off quicker to get some ... Read More »

They Say I Can Get Rid of My Debt Because of Dept of Treasury Publication 4681

doctor-xray

“Dear Steve, I am currently experiencing a financial hardship and looking for help. I keep receiving mail from an Assistance Center. I’ve received two different mailings that are basically the same but with different phone numbers. I called one number and I just had a bad feeling about the legitimacy of it. Both notifications reference the Dept of Treasury Publication ... Read More »

My Debt Makes Me Sick and I See No Way Out. – Emily

don't give up

“Dear Steve, I am in financial turmoil right now and I am extremely stressed out to the point of being sick because of it. I work a full time job, but I don’t make enough to support myself. I do have some physical restrictions due to the physical nature of my job and having it take its toll on my ... Read More »

Does a Debt Consolidation Program Lower My Credit Score?

Mature woman confused

“Dear Steve, I need to consolidate credit card debt of $9,000.00. Does debt consolidation go against my credit rating, or lower my score? Do I have to close out my credit cards with my creditors to go forth with the program? Phyllis” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, ... Read More »

My Student Loans Are Deferred And I Can’t Pay My Other Debts. – Annie

sad-woman

“Dear Steve, I owe over $20k in credit cards (Discover and Visa, both of which are maxxed out) and over $40k in student loans (which are currently deferred). I changed my spending habits and budgeting over the last 6 months. Despite all of this, I am still only able to make slightly more than the min payments every month (before ... Read More »

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