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Lloyd Ward Law Firm Refused to Refund Money Sent to Him. – Carolyn

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“Dear Steve, Lloyd Ward law firm refused to refund money sent to him. I was with the debt resolution part of this company. They kept all monies for themselves ( except $100.00 per month to go toward settlements of about $50000.00 )I sent them about $1700.00 and received around $300.00 in refunds. I have tried to get a response from ... Read More »

My Husband Lost His Job. I’d Like to Declare Bankruptcy. – Lyudmilla

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“Dear Steve, I’d like to declare a bancruptcy, because I can’t afford all my payments. I’m 67 years old. Retired, devorced have got a pension and SS income. My ex-husband lost his business, job and also can’t pay his debts. We’ve got a house. Now it’s on short sale. No car, only debts. My question: how much is it cost ... Read More »

I’m a CPA But Feel Trapped in Credit Card Debt. I Want This Monkey Off My Back! – Renee

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“Dear Steve, I am a CPA, have been one for several years (one main reason it makes it hard to ask for help). I have a great job, and just got a promotion. When I reclocate- I will be making approximately $75k (gross) a year. My husband is self employed and for the past two years, his income has decreased ... Read More »

Will I Run Into Trouble if I Left Debt in Dubai and Have to Travel Through to Change Planes? – Aussie

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“Dear Jon, I read through your forum and my question is probably the same as others. Anyway. I spend like 1 1/2 years in Dubai and left the country legally. Means, I put in my resignation, got my visa cancelled and left Dubai legally. Went back after a month for a few days. No problems at all. However, when I ... Read More »

Should I Go With Frank Barilla to File Bankruptcy to Save My Home? – Randy

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“Dear Steve, I’m looking to file a chapter 13. I have to do this to save my house and get my payments back on track. Since July of this year I have met with a few different bankruptcy lawyers but I may go with Barilla law they have a fair price but I notice you had some articles on he ... Read More »

My Fiancee is in Debt. How Can We Get Rid of it Before We Marry? – David

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“Dear Steve, My fiance is in about $2,000 debt. I knew he had debt but we’re just now talking about all of this. It’s with three different places. Golds Gym -$861, Dish Network -$479, and Verizon -$789. We were planning on finding our own apartment in less than a year but we need this paid off before we do anything; ... Read More »

Recently Retired from Military and in a Big Debt Hole From Job Loss. – Matt

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“Dear Steve, I am recently military retiree (Jun 2012) who was making around $135K, upon retirement and losing my civilian job a few months ago I found myself in a real hole living off about 40% of $135K or about $48K and a small teaching job of $900 per month. TO make a long story short we have a short ... Read More »

Real Estate Defense Law Group Called Me to Sell Me Mortgage Modification Help. – Rita

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“Dear Steve, I got called by defenselawteam.com in Boca Raton.. I am in a very bad way with my mortgage and this company wants 5,000 to help me.. are they legitimate? 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 ... Read More »

Will I Be Arrested in a GCC Country if I Have An Outstanding Debt in the UAE? – Kumar

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“Dear Jon, I was in UAE and worked for 05 years and had a perosnal loan of AED 100000 ( i had paid my imonlthly instalmentys for 03 years, but i am not aware of the balance) and some credit cards of around AED 50000, before i left UAE in 2010, since i had lost my job. Now, I got ... Read More »

Can I Trust the National Advocacy Program to Modify My Mortgage?

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“Dear Steve, My wife’s home of over 2MM is deep underwater. Plus escalation rate has risen very, very high. HAMP program: I want to find out about the National Advocacy Program which tells me that my wife’s home of over 2MM can be adjusted to under 900K with a 2% rate. When I Google http://www.nationaladvocacypro… I see some good comments ... Read More »

I Need an Honest Mortgage Reduction Company. – Sharie

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“Dear Steve, Dear steve I am trying to find out more about the hamp program and any other program that may be available to me. I’m desperately seeking an honest debt reduction program. Sharie” 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 ... Read More »

Hurricane Sandy Slammed Into My Finances. What Should I Do?

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“Dear Steve, Yesterday a very dear family member came over to ask for some debt advice. Because my husband and I are the only ones in the family with sound financials (we are both 30, live in Manhattan, have zero debt, and are about to buy an apartment where we are putting a minimum of 20% down with a less ... Read More »

Can I Consolidate My Student Loans With Someone Other Than Nelnet? – Linnea

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“Dear Steve, I have a situation that not many may be in, so I understand if you can’t answer my question. I worked and went to school, got my bachelor’s, and then did 3 semesters of grad work before dropping out. In total I had about $35k in loans. I was able to consolidate my loans and got a ridiculously ... Read More »

I’m Going Back to London for a Job Interview. Will I Get Arrested at the Border? – Maya

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“Dear Jon, I have lived in London for few years,studied also.During that time i took a loan for 20,000 pounds and was paying it off for a year untill i got refused the work permit and also because all of that stress i got ill and had to go back home in one of the non EU countries… So after ... Read More »

Can I File a DRO From Outside the UK?

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“Dear Jon, I have debt of 10K in UK. I took up these loans thinking I could repay them in due course of time.Although I did paid up for the 3 consecutive loan installment as I was earning. But due to change in visa rules I was forced to leave job and cldnt find another job ultimately I had to ... Read More »

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