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I’m a Realtor and Have Never Missed a Payment, Until Now. – Frank

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Frank “Dear Steve, I have $59,000 in unsecured debt. My credit history is very good. I have never been late on any payments. I lost my job of 21 years about 5 years ago and started a new career in real-estate. the last year has killed me and I fear that I will miss payments in the near future. I ... Read More »

Mark Writes In “I Need to Go Bankrupt in the UK”

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Mark wrote in about his financial situation. “Hi Steve, My wife and I need help. Since 2001 we’ve been living in the U.S. and we’ve just got our green cards. We moved to the U.S. from the UK and for years I’ve been struggling to pay back debt there using dollars to pay back British pounds. The conversion rate has ... Read More »

Pam Asks “Does a Deferred Student Loan Lower Your Credit Score”

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“Dear Steve, I have $40,000 in credit card debt but have never missed a payment.I am trying very hard to make more than the minimum payment. I have a long credit history with no late fees ever. My credit score is about 750. I have 3 kids in college and have outstanding deferred students loans that I have cosigned. I ... Read More »

How Do I Get My Foreclosed Home Forgiven? Carl

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“Dear Steve, My home was forclosed they did not forgive my debt how do i get it forgiven Carl” I asked my friend Mike Killian to answer your question for you. I wanted to make sure you got an answer as quickly as possible as I’m a bit backed up at the moment. I’ll be watching the comments on this ... Read More »

Boilermaker Seasonal Financial Despair and In Super Hot Water – Heidi

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“Dear Steve, My husband is a boilermaker which is a feast for famine type of job. By the time we get caught up on basic utilities and rent and car payments, his job ends and if we have been able to save anything its used within the first month to survive we have 4 children and the grocery bill by ... Read More »

We Now Live in the UK but We’ve Maxed Out Our Credit Cards in the U.S. – Carol

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“Dear Steve, Husband has maxed out lines of credit and credit cards in the states, and we are now living in the UK. Cannot pay the debt load as his income is 1/4 of what it was 2-3 years ago. Are trying to sell 1 or 2 of the 2 houses but very little equity and market is bad. The ... Read More »

I Went to a Second-Hand College and I’m Deep in Student Loan Debt. – Amber

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Amber “Dear Steve, In 1999 I went to a second-hand school that due to a family situation I was unable to finish. At the time I didn’t realize I was taking on a loan that was double the amount of my schooling. I am now recently unemployed with 3 children and my loan is in default. A company called VanRu ... Read More »

My Car Payments and Car Insurance Are Killing Me Financially. – Greg

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Greg “Dear Steve, Car payments and car insurance are killing me financially! I don’t know what to do on my car payment anymore? I’m getting financially stressed! Its extremely high and I pay high interest, plus I have another car I owed on and traded it for this new car and what was left on the loan? Was tacked onto ... Read More »

Single Mom Does Not Have Enough Left For Groceries. – Laura

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“Dear Steve, I am a single parent who put my children through college, and now am $140,000 in debt with credit cards and student loans. I don’t have enough money left for groceries after paying bills. My home needs to be refinanced this year because my ARM is up. Will I be able to refinance with all of this debt ... Read More »

I Filed Bankruptcy and Debt Collectors Are Violating My FDCPA Rights – Maria

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“Dear Steve, I have many messages left on my answering machine from debt collectors. Some of which I believe are violations of the FDCPA. Creditors Interchange has left messages about expediting judgment against us-no mini-miranda ever. Fred Hanna Associates mention they are debt collectors. And they do say that if this is not so and so hang up now. NCO ... Read More »

Sorry We Went With Debt Management – Amber

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“Dear Steve, About 6 months ago, my husband and I decided to go with a debt management company to help with the relief of our credit card debt. It’s been a bigger mess than I ever thought it would be. There have been no payments made to any of my credit card companys because apparently the debt management program waits ... Read More »

Josy Writes “My Real Estate Business Is Going Down The Drain”

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Josy “Dear Steve, I am in the Real Estate Business. We are also a General Contractor. We currently have close to 4 million dollars in property, but have 1 million dollars in debt. But with the curent economy situation, we have found ourselves in a rut. With little money to build and lots of property we know that if we ... Read More »

Sally Writes In And Says “If The Bank Fails My Mother Will Lose $100,000″

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“Dear Steve, My Mother has a CD worth $200,000.00 at our local bank. What should we do since the amount wouldn’t be insured if something were to happen? They automatically re-upped the account saying Mother didn’t respond to a letter they sent. She’s 88 yrs old and doesn’t remember receiving any such letter. She has aked me to try and ... Read More »

Collections Sued But I Didn’t Go to Hearing. What Now? – Sara

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“Dear Steve, Couldn’t pay full payments for 2 credit cards. They went to collections. Collections sued but I didnt go to hearing. They sent a form asking my bank account info and income information. What do I do now? Sara” I asked my friend Mike Killian to answer your question for you. I wanted to make sure you got an ... Read More »

I Have a Zombie Debt. I Paid a Debt Off That They Want to Collect On Again. – Dawne

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Dawne “Dear Steve, I was contacted recently about a debt that I had three years ago. I paid some on it according to the debt collector but I thought I had paid all of it because for the past three years I have not had any contact from them at all. I saw something about statue of limitations and was ... Read More »

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