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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 »

My Husband Passed Away and I’m a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. – Alicia

future

“Dear Damon, My husband passed away Febuary 16 of this year and was very sickly all of 2012 with leukemia and when he got sick lost his job 2 month after finding out he was sick. Money situation got bad he was able to get long term disability insurance it helped with some of the bills but it was not ... Read More »

I Have Fibromyalgia, PTSD, and a Lot of Medical Bills. – Cyndi

Mature woman confused

“Dear Damon, I’m 54 & don’t work due to Fibromyalia & PTSD? I don’t get any disability. I was denied because i don’t have enough credits. My husband is 60 & receives $1474.00 from S.S. Disabilty. He had a stroke in 2007. That is our only income. I was hospitalized 12/2010 from internal bleeding & had to have 3 blood ... Read More »

My Shopping Addiction is Being Treated But My Husband Says I Need Credit Counseling. – Mary

needy

“Dear Steve, I make $38000 per year, my position is “live-in” so I have no rent/mortgage nor utilities to pay, only my cellphone. I have about $15000 worth of credit card debt. I was close to being maxed out on most of them but never missed a payment (minimums) & always had money left over to shop online with after ... Read More »

A Truck Driving School I Never Attended Sued Me. – Randall

moving

“Dear Steve, A TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL I NEVER ATTENDED HAS PUT A JUDGEMENT WITH EQUIFAX. THIS SUBMISSION WAS WITHOUT INFORMING ME OF ANY OF THE RELEVENT NFORMATION. EQUIFAX REFUSES TO REMOVE THIS ITEM. I LIVE IN S.C NEAR THE GA. BOARDER AND CAN GET TO ATLANTA. IN TWO HOURS. CAN I SUE EQUIFAX IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT TO GET THEM ... Read More »

My Mother Died, I’m Behind on Rent and My Car. I’m Scared. – Michelle

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“Dear Steve, My mother passed away in October – no life insurance – I took out 2 pay day loans and 3 payday installment loans to cover expenses and then my bank finally gave me a loan for her funeral expenses. But now I am caught in the vicious payday loan cycle and can not take care of daily living ... Read More »

You Literally Saved My Life and Financial Future. Thank You. – Steve

bankruptcy congratulations

“Dear Steve, I just wanted to say thank you as I owe you a debt of gratitude! My partner lost his job due to a health issue and has been unemployed for five years–I tried (in vain) to sustain my debts. I tried every resource to stay afloat. I quickly learned that there are resource to provide loans, payday loans, ... Read More »

I’m So Afraid of Bankruptcy. – Matt

storms

“Dear Steve, I have a lot of credit card debt and a home in foreclosure. My credit score is really hurting and so the attorney for the foreclosure advised us to declare bankruptcy. We have two cars and dont know how to handle the cars with regard to bankruptcy. My wife makes no income and I don’t know how she ... Read More »

We Have a Lease to Own Our House But I Credit is Terrible. – Colton

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“Dear Damon, I work a salary based job at 35 k yr my wife is a stay at home mom with two children we are tied into a lease to own on our house that we are supposed to find financing for in about a year from now. I’m 25 k in medical debt do i file chapter 7 or ... Read More »

Can I Trust Debt Settlement Companies Who Promise Big Results? – Lisa

hiding

“Dear Damon, I am $30,000 in debt. What would be your advice in dealing with companies of debt settlements who claims to reduce your debt by 50% and charges you 20-23% interest if your total debt? Lisa” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads of practical advice, ... Read More »

We Are On Disability and Social Security and the Debt Settlement Company Says They Can Help. – Brett

scammer

“Dear Damon, I am on disability with a an income less than 30% of my working income. My wife has a start-up business that continues to lose money and has been unsuccessful at finding a job. During the last 6 years on disability we burned through our savings as well as accumulating about $200,000 in unsecured credit card debt. Although ... Read More »

Unemployed, Heart Attack, Stroke and Retired Mother Paying My Student Loans. – Jackie

Drowning swimmer

“Dear Steve, My husband and I filed Bankruptcy # 7 back in 2011, Most of the bills were medical but I added my student loan (Chase- Bank One) which Ive been told is a private loan. Everything was discharged except the student loan. I even sent a Hardship letter but it was after the hearing and I feel that maybe ... Read More »

My Medical Situation Has Me Hurting Financially. – Louise

heart

“Dear Steve, I am currently 53 years old and single (never married). I am a licensed practical nurse. I was working full time until 2005 – when I went into kidney failure and had to go on dialysis. Because of my illness I had to stop working and go on Social Security Disability. I was living with my Dad ( ... Read More »

How Should My Boyfriend and I Handle Getting Out of Debt? – Marissa

couple working

“Dear Steve, I have $64,000 in student loan debt and my boyfriend has $10,000+ in credit card debt. I make $18,000/year less taxes and he makes $40,000/year. We want to aggressively tackle our debt. I had been deferring my loans for years (or so I thought) but now I’m facing wage garnishment. We are in our 30s with no savings ... Read More »

I’m Think About Using National Debt Relief. How Will It Hurt Me? – Steven

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“Dear Steve, I am reaching a point with my debt that I am unable to get out from under. I am maxing out and while I can current on all cards and making more than the minimum payment, am never going to get out from under given that my current income is only about half of what I use to ... Read More »

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