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Is It True My Brother With Mental Illness Can Eliminate His Student Loans? – Josh

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“Dear Steve, My younger brother has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. He has fought bouts of depression, hallucinations, and paranoia for the last 5-6 years. He has been on numerous different powerful drugs to help him. He, thank god, has finally found one that helps him with some of his symptoms but no way near is he the same ... Read More »

My Recording Arts Degree is Keeping Me From Love. – Ryan

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“Dear Steve, I am a college graduate with $30,878 in Stafford Loans and $50,932 in private loans. Now I went to a for profit college and I also do admit that I didn’t take as much time as I should have in researching schools. I went to school for a degree in recording arts. Looking back I take full responsibility ... Read More »

My Bipolar Boyfriend Killed Himself But Ran Up My Debt Before. – Bonnie

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“Dear Steve, My boyfriend was living with me and about 1 week before it was to be our one year, he committed suicide. He survived for two years in a vegative state. He passed away 2 years ago and I am stuck paying his debt that he racked up on my credit card, by buying tools and then pawning them ... Read More »

I’ve Put My Gun in My Mouth Many Times to Deal With My Debt. – Matthew

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“Dear Steve, 37 years old, 2 kids 11 and 10. I served in Iraq. Suffering now with severe mental issues. I grew up abused and joined the Army at 21. I have gone to Iraq. Moments after leaving home my wife moved my kids across the country and filed for divorce. While serving in a combat zone I was going ... Read More »

My Niece Has Such Out of Touch Magical Thinking About Her Debt.

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“Dear Steve, I asked a question a couple of months ago and you helped so thanks. This question is not for me. My niece is 40 and moved back home with her parents after her divorce about 10 years ago. Her ex has custody of their kids with the youngest being 17. Over the years we (her mother and I) ... Read More »

Between the Autism, Arthritis, Legal Bills, and Myasthenia Gravis We Are Drowning in Debt. – Jose

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“Dear Steve, I’ve been in custody battles for my stepchildren for the last 6 years. We finally got full custody of the kids last April, after 3 attorneys and about $30,000.00. We still owe about $20,000 to them. When we first started the court process we had no money and I made a withdrawal from my 401k (TSP – I’m ... Read More »

My Husband Has a Traumatic Brain Injury and His Spending is Out of Control. – Laura

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“Dear Steve, I am asking the best way to deal with the credit card companies. My husband suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a car accident years back before we met. I was unaware of the severity of the damage to his frontal lobes (in fact he has none) and was unaware of the severity of the obsessive compulsive ... Read More »

I’m Bipolar and Lost My Job. – Suzette

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I lost my job last year in September. I was admitted to a Pchyiatric Hospital. I am Bipolar and suffer fom Epilepsy. I am really trying to find work. owe monies to various Creditors including Standard Bank (five various accounts). Seeing that I am unable to make the payments they are demanding. I have offered to pay R120.00 every month ... Read More »

My Son Just Returned Home From Active Duty in Afghanistan With PTSD and Debt. – Lori

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“Dear Steve, My son just returned from Afghanistan, and he is very messed up w/ PTSD! He was on the frontlines for 9 months, and now he is home and up to his ass in debt, the US Government does not care about these kids, how do i get him help, he is depressed and I really want to help ... Read More »

My OCD is Hurting My Ability to Deal With My Debt. – Anthony

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“Dear Steve, I’m current 30 years old, and I’ve had OCD since I was 8 years old, but I was only finally diagnosed a year ago, and I’ve been stabilized on medication. I have a college degree, but it has become increasingly difficult for me to work reliably, and I’ve never had a full time job with benefits. I did ... Read More »

My Mental Health Issues Are Keeping Me in Debt and I Can’t Find My Way Out. – Greg

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“Dear Steve, Hi. A little background info: I have a 4 yr degree, a Masters degree and K-6 Teaching certification, all of which I have little to no work experience in. I have been diagnosed with a few mental illnesses that hinder my quality of work and has contributed me to leaving stable, good paying jobs. I qualify to apply ... Read More »

My Drives License is Suspended Until I Pay My Fines. – Phillip

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“Dear Steve, I have over 15,000 in hospital debt, over 9,000 in traffic fines and a student loan debt of more than 30,000 dollars. I keep making valuable efforts to repay with my income but with recent moves and job changes Im just losing my mind focus and energy. I regret my financial decisions and argued some of my fines ... Read More »

Schizoaffective with Bipolar Disorder on DMP with Money Management International. – Jarrett

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“Dear Steve, Last night I had vivid nightmares about my debt. I woke up and my first thought was to post here because I can’t handle this anymore. I am tired of the pressure of being in debt. Truthfully, I only have $8,500 in debt, am 26 years old, and am unemployed. I have a legitimate disability, am schizoaffective with ... Read More »

Schizophrenia and Student Loans. How Can My Daughter Discharge Her Loans? – Beverly

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“Dear Steve, I have a 30 year old daughter that has Schizophrenia and she has school loans that she pays back out of her SSI check every month. She works PT and has a car but still lives with her elderly parents. Is there anything that can be done to “forgive” school loans? Schizophrenia is a terrible life long disease ... Read More »

My Mom is Bipolar and The Only Help She Wants for Her Money Problems is More Money. – Lecompete

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“Dear Steve, My mom is in great debt. I don’t know how to help her. Though my parents are separated, my dad still sends us money for all the utilities of the house but my mom just can’t fix her problems. She is retired but all her money goes to pay debts with banks and credit cards. All my family ... Read More »

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