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Will I Be Arrested at the Bahrain International Airport Because of My Past Debt? – Raffi

Bahrain Airport

“Dear Jon, i left sharjah in june 2011. and i have 3 cridit cards outstanding , all are less then 40k.aed. i left sharjah , uae in 2011 june with 3 cridit cards outstanding. know i got an offer in Saudi Arab , and they are calling me to an interview in Bahrain. if i go to Bahrain is there ... Read More »

I Was a Student in Dubai and Now I’m Being Threatened by Debt Collectors. – Haima

dubai

“Dear Jon, I was a student in a university in dubai.When I opened an account for fee transfers with Emirates bank, they forced me to take a credit card with 4000 limit and 0% interest for 6 months and free for life they said.I took that and seldom used.Total used is less than 3000.I paid more than minimum every month.once ... Read More »

My Husband Added Me as an Authorized User But I Want Off the Credit Cards. – Sandy

credit card verification

“Dear Steve, I have paid off $10,000 worth of credit cards for my husband in 2010 and then he has decided he wanted different credit cards and has added me as authorized user. I want to take my name off of these credit cards (received within the last year). He has a credit score of 712 at this time. He ... Read More »

I’m Going for a Short Sale. I’ve Jumped Off My Fiscal Cliff. – Linda

flying girl

“Dear Steve, I very unexpectedly have been out of work for eight months now. I am unable to make the mortgage payments on a house with interest rate of 6.625%. The mortgage company, a very large Federal Credit Union has refused to refinance–per their VP, they never benefited from TARP and are not required to refinance. I could make the ... Read More »

I’m a Special Education Teacher and Thought My Student Loans Would be Forgiven. – Debbie

Student Loan Corkboard Concept

“Dear Steve, I have student loans that I was told would be forgiven once I taught Special Education in a High Needs/qualifying district for 5 years. Well I’m now on my 5th year and they want to deny loan forgiveness because I had approximately $800 left on undergraduate loans. However the issues I have with this are as follows: 1. ... Read More »

How Should I Use My Inheritance to Reduce My Debt? – Jason

math

“Dear Steve, Huge amount of credit card debt. One card 40K @ 7.99%, another 7K @ 11.99%, 8.5K @ 3.99%, and 4K @ 21.99%. Plus, 2 car loans total 20K @ 6.99%(these vehicles are used for work/pleasure – 85/15). My income is down from an average of 100K to now about 45K( economic influences beyond my control). We also have ... Read More »

I Want to Start My Own Business But I Have Bad Credit. – Rondell

chalkboard

“Dear Steve, 49 years old….i work construction…i make pretty good money…i want to start my own buisness…with in the next two years…my credit score is in the dumps about 580…im very shame of this…at one time i had a credit score of 750…i didnt take any of it serious…want to better my credit score and financial situation.. Im $15,000…in debt ... Read More »

I’m a Single Mother. How Can I Get Out of This Debt and Get Ahead in Life? – Shauna

yard

“Dear Steve, Hi, Steve! My name is Shauna and I am a 22 year old single mother attending a community college and living at home with my mother and three other siblings in a 3 bedroom apartment. A lot, right? Well, the thing is that I used to attend an university but was kicked out due to a substantial financial ... Read More »

Capital One Sued Me and Lost But Issued Me a 1099 and Now I Have to Pay the IRS. – Paul

IRS

“Dear Jim, Capital one sued me on a debt and it was dismissed without prejudice , they didn’t show up. about 7 months later they sued me again. this time i hired a lawyer and it was dismissed with prejudice. they can’t sue me again..yay. now almost a year later. i get a letter from IRS saying i owe back ... Read More »

I Am a Special Education Teacher and Facing a Wage Garnishment for My Student Loans. – Lucinda

teacher

“Dear Steve, I am an special education teacher, been teaching 9 years. My student loans have been garnished, taxes taken as well for the last three years. with the incoming coming out of my paycheck, i lost my apartment twice. The second time, i had lost my teaching certificate for a few months and job position. I am not teaching ... Read More »

My Life Partner Died Suddenly and Left Me Sinking in Foreclosure. – Barb

Young stress woman

“Dear Steve, My question is regarding avoiding foreclosure but the nature of my circumstance is rather unusual. Let me start by explaining that I just recently learned that my life partner of 20 years was over a year behind on our mortgage payments when, about 2 months ago I answered the door to a foreclosure notice from the bank. There ... Read More »

I Left the U.S. With Debt and Now Collectors Are Calling My Mom. – Kathleen

moving

“Dear Steve, My name is Kathleen and I’m sure you’ve heard every story under the sun by now. My life has been a downward financial spiral. I’ve been living off of odd jobs and my credit cards to survive. In October, I left LA and moved to Asia, where I am now. Hopefully, I’ll find better work with my resident ... Read More »

Preferred Law Doesn’t Communicate With Me About My Loan Modification With NationStar. – Al

worried

“Dear Steve, I am currently working with Preferred Law, in Sandy, Utah. I noticed many negative remarks concerning their business practices. They are supposed to be helping me with issues regarding my Loan Modification from Aurora Bank that was totally approved. A few weeks after the approval and continued making payments, Aurora sold the account to NationStar Mortgage which NationStar ... Read More »

I Had a Problem With a Purchase Made Through Ebay and the Seller Sued Me. – Steve

closeup of a gavel on cash, from above

“Dear Steve, Purchase made through Ebay. Item not as described and seller would not take back merchandise nor communicate. Seller has sued me in Arizona and got a default judgement. I was never served but have found out that “Alternative Service” was approved by the judge and they used “Nail and Mail”, or what the court calls, “Post and Mail” ... Read More »

We Can’t Afford Our Furniture Payments or Payment Plans They’ve Offered. – Jason

furniture store

“Dear Steve, My wife lost her job we became 7 month’s behind on our furniture payments the debt was bought out by a third party they called with an offer we couldn’t afford 300$ a month for 5 months I asked if we could do 150$ because we couldn’t afford what They were asking they said no and then came ... Read More »

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