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John Had a Knee Operation And Says “I Can’t Pay My Bills”

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“Dear Steve, I had a knee operation will be out of work for 9 months I am $80,000 in credit card debt. My wife and I earn $4,300 a month and I pay out with mortgage and all my necessary bills, $3,800. I don’t have enough money to pay credit cards. John” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt ... Read More »

Pam Is Out Of Cash And Out Of Time

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“Dear Steve, I am no longer making ends meet. I have my daughters Sallie Mae $20,000 loan payments starting in one month, I can only afford to put little bits of gas in my car at a time, I have a $5,000 car loan and about $12,000 in credit cards. I have not bought anything that I did not need ... Read More »

Ed Is Scared But Courageous In The Face Of His Debt

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“Dear Steve, Let me start by saying it has been very hard for me to get to this point and ask for help. I hate that I am where I am financially (due to factors both within and not within in my control). I’m 45 years old and for most of my life used to stay very on top of ... Read More »

Mary Lou Writes In And Wants To Know “Why Does My Credit Score Keep Going Down?”

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Mary Lou “Dear Steve, My FICO score does not keep going up: 3/99 I filed bankruptcy-it will be 10 years next March and should come off my credit score. I owe $5,400 on one credit card and $7,300 on my car for a total of $12700. In January 2008, I owed over $26000. All bills are paid on time or ... Read More »

Rita Asks “Should We Consolidate Our Debt?”

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Rita “Dear Steve, I want to pay my credit cards off. I will like to consolidate them. We are $39,000.00 in debt. HELP What should I do? Rita” 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 debt. – Click ... Read More »

“They’ve Asked Me To Take a Pay Reduction. What Do You Think?”

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NoName “Dear Steve, I am 47, divorced, 2 teenagers, work full time as radiological technologist at privately owned company out of the state. The doctors group that read our films own our building. After my divorce I filed chapter 7 bankruptcy. I reinstated my van, rent townhouse in mid lease. I have no debt except my van which is a ... Read More »

Navy Tells Jonathan to Contact Me For Advice

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“Dear Steve, I’m a 30 year old married man, 2 children. My wife lost her six figure a year job in real estate, since then, we have lost two homes to foreclosure, 1 vehicle repossessed, and 15 major credit cards maxed out and not paid for 2 yrs+. Everything is in collection. We have about $1.2 million in un-paid debt. ... Read More »

Donna Wants to Know “Should I Take My Money Out?”

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Donna “Dear Steve, I have my home paid for and owe nothing on my car, I have a rental that I owe $25000 and I have it rented for $475.00 month. My payment is $303 month and my insurance is $33.00 month and my taxes are $100 month. I want to sell my rental but with the economy I will ... Read More »

Sandra Is a Single Mother And Worried About Paying For College

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“Dear Steve, I am a 40-year old single mother of one and currently have $22K in credit card debt among 3 creditors: American Express $16K (9.99%), Home Depot $3K (12%), and Furniture Express $3K (zero interest and payment until March 2010). I have $35K in student loans (6.2%) with Wachovia who is also the holder of my employer sponsored 401K ... Read More »

Suzy Wants to Know If She’s Done Enough to Protect Herself

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Suzy wrote me through the GetOutOfDebt.org site and asked the following question. If you have a credit or debt question you’d like to ask just use the online form. I’m happy to help you for free. “Dear Steve, Recently I paid off all credit cards and am debt free with exception of my car payment. I work a Sate job, ... Read More »

Tony Writes In “I Have Too Much Debt On My Credit Cards”

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“Dear Steve, How do I quickly and easily get ALL my credit cards paid off with the limited income that I have? Tony 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 debt. – Click Here The Answer   Tony, ... Read More »

Linda Writes In And Asks “Should We Sell Our House Now Or Hold Out For More?”

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“Dear Steve, Last year we put our house which is paid for on the market expecting it to sell quickly, and purchase another house with a mortgage. Our realtors say to lower the price $75k to sell it, but we feel that won’t give enough to invest for our retirement. Would we be better off to rent our house to ... Read More »

Janet Is In Trouble. She Says “I’ll Be Out Of Money Soon. What Should I Do?”

“Dear Steve, I bought my first home, moving from Pennsylvania to Florida, the only place I knew all my life, following the death of my beloved mother. I was able to put a down payment on a house in a beautiful community in Florida, & live rather cheaply as compared to Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the job market has not been kind ... Read More »

Jax Is Looking to Refinance And Has Some Questions

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“Dear Steve, I need to refinance my home in Oct of 2009. My credit score is 669. I have a mortgage of $130,000, home equity loan of $34,000, a car loan of $4,000, & credit cards of $4,000. Some credit cards don’t have balances. Do I close these credit cards and extend my home equity loan to pay for my ... Read More »

Crys Writes In And Asks “We’ve Been to Credit Counseling But Should We File For Bankruptcy?”

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“Dear Steve Hi! I am a piano teacher, and due the bad economy have very few students, even though I am used to having plenty. We just moved because we could no longer afford where we lived. We gave up our house in a deed in lieu of foreclosure. My husband took a cut in pay. We owe about $400 ... Read More »

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