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Engaged But Afraid Because of My Debt

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“Dear Steve, I have about $120,000 in student loans, and about $3000 credit card debt. I am unemployed but looking, and I am engaged! My fiancé has told me that between his salary and gifts from our parents we have a $40-$50 thousand dollar budget for our wedding. He also just closed on a house a few months ago and ... Read More »

My Husband Does Not Want Us to Pool Our Income to Pay Off Our Debt. – Melinda

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“Dear Steve, I work part-time and my husband has full-time income, but my husband does not want to put all the income together to pay the bills we have coming into the household. With my part-time employment, I do not make enough money to pay my bills every month!! We have 5 creditors that we could pay off by June ... Read More »

My Husband Wants to Buy a New Harley Davidson Motorcycle But We Don’t Have the Money. – Nikki

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“Dear Steve, I lost my job about a year and a half ago which made us go through a tough finincial situation. My husband already works 2 jobs and I felt bad asking him to work more while I tried to find another job so I just kept using the credit cards and not telling him about it. That got ... Read More »

My Husband is a Poor Money Manager and We Never Get Ahead. – Anne

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“Dear Steve, My husband and I have been together for 30 years. We have poor money management skills even though our combined income is about $105K we never seem to have enough money available to pay or living expenses in total each month. I have always made more than my husband and have I’ve never been unemployed where he has ... Read More »

My Husband is Horrible About Dealing With Money. Grand Schemes and Debt is All We’ve Got. – Marie

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“Dear Steve, My husband and I are married for 4 years now, have 2 kids and one on the way in a few months. When I married him he made it seem that he is financially stable and ready for a family. But when his cash cow business was shutdown right before we got married things spiraled into insurmountable debt. ... Read More »

How Can I Stop My Husband From Spending Money We Don’t Have? – Marie

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“Dear Steve, I was an asst. director at a computer company for 4 years of the 10 years I worked ( I am a medical laboratory tech by trade) at this company. When I quit to be a full-time mom (and follow my husband as he did contract work as a nurse anesthetist) I was making ~$75,000. I had ~$45,000 ... Read More »

My Husband and I Can’t Talk About Our Debt. The Stress is Terrible. – Melissa

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“Dear Steve, married 6 months…i just dont know how to tell my husband that i have terrible debt…he seems to avoid hearing me and attempting to assume and responsibility to help me. It is putting my marriage at risk because I am so stressed….. i cant focus on the whole marriage be happy thing!!! I feel ashamed and also like ... Read More »

Will I Be Responsible for My Wife’s Personal Loan?

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“Dear Steve, My wife has personal loan and credit card and she has lost job and she will be going back to home with kids as i have very small job where i cannot pay all her dues . My wife is on my visa and she has personal loan and she was working and now her job is lost ... Read More »

I Was in a Severe Abusive Controlling Relationship That Has Left Me In Financial Ruin. – Tammy

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“Dear Jon, I was in a severe controlling relationship, through abuse, infidelity and financial ruins. My husband and I separated and divorced, and we went from a mutual agreement to share our enormous debt, to me stuck with everything that even a court order can’t protect me from. My credit is beyond destroyed, and I am pleading with RBC legal ... Read More »

My Credit Report Says I Owe a Loan My Ex-Husband Was Supposed to Pay. – Theresa

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“Dear Steve, Divorced in October 1997. Remarried May 1999 to current husband. We bought a house in June 2011 in another state. I divorced my ex-husband October 1997. The judge court ordered, in the paperwork, that he would be responsible for the trailer that we bought together 1996, including payments and all paperwork. After the divorce I sent a copy ... Read More »

Should I File Bankruptcy After My Divorce? – Marie

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I was married for 11 years. My credit was always in good standing and I paid my bills on time. My now ex-husband and I kept all of our banking and credit card accounts separate. Reason being is that his credit was really bad. Due to helping bail him out of financial disasters over the years and having to use ... Read More »

My Husband Will Divorce Me When He Finds Out About My Debt. – Pay

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“Dear Steve, I am in severe debt and have no one to talk to about it. I am married, husband does not know. I have been keeping it a secret. It is about to kill me. I know that he will divorce me when he finds out. I am 64 years of age and never thought I would be like ... Read More »

What are some good companies to call about my huge amount of secret debt?

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I’ve got to stop lying to myself and my husband who I have not told I owe not including my mortgage and student loans, $15-16,000 in heinous, frivolous purchases? Today I awoke from my spending stupor because I can no longer afford to pay my mostly maxed out cards AND OUR MORTGAGE. I deserve to be in a scary place, ... Read More »

Father struggling with credit card debt and mom doesn’t know about it. – Quilley

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I recently pulled my annual free credit report and was surprised to find that the balance on a credit card my father opened many years ago has grown to $19,000 (there was no balance when I checked last year). It shows up on my report, and my brother’s as well, because we are both authorized to use the card (although ... Read More »

I Can’t Afford My Harley Davidson Motorcycle Anymore. Harley Davidson Financial Wants to Repossess My Bike. – David

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I bought motorcycle and can no longer pay for it . I’ve had the bike for over a year and half, the day after I bought the bike home my wife and I attempted to return the bike to Harley Davidson financial company stating that we couldn’t afford the bike, they refused to accept the bike. We relented kept the ... Read More »

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