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Sallie Mae

Your Searches and Speed Round Answers

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I was looking through the recent search phrases on the site this morning and thought I’d take a whack at answering some of them quickly so I’m trying a new approach, the speed round. What happens if you do not answer a debt collectors who is an attorney? If you mean answering the phone, you just flow further down the ... Read More »

I Need a Grant to Pay Off My Nursing Loans. – Deanna

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Deanna “Dear Steve, I am a single mother of 2. I graduate with a BSN in nursing but of student loans far outway what I make. Sallie Mae is now threatening to take legal action or start garnishing my wages. I either pay rent or pay sallie mae. What can I do to either pay them off or get some ... Read More »

We Are Graduating From College With Too Much in Private Student Loans. – Tyler

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“Dear Steve, Between me and my wife we both gross around 2600 a month. We are just graduating from a private school and we are looking at having 145000 worth of student loans. We cant afford the 1400 dollar payment every month. What can we do? are there any options that we have for chapter 11? We have talked with ... Read More »

My Father Stole $25,000 From Me. – Drew

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“Dear Steve, I’m 28 years old, have a 17 month old son, sole provider currently (my girlfriend is in nursing school). I have $28,000 in credit card debt, $15,000 student loan debt with Sallie Mae, currently trying to sell my house since I am quickly becoming unable to pay my mortgage. I owe my mother $16,000, which I borrowed to ... Read More »

I Have Tried to Lower My Student Loan Payment Without Luck. – Scott

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“Dear Steve, I graduated from college with a ton of debt. From AES: Loan1 = $23,977.76 Loan2 = $35,285.42 Loan3 = $40,775.22 From Sallie Mae: Loan1 = $2,664.58 Loan2 = $3,552.73 Loan3 = $5,567.47 My income is $42,000 / year. I have tried to lower payments through AES, but according to the representative, they have made it much tougher to ... Read More »

My Daughter Took Out Student Loans. I Couldn’t Co-Sign. Her Grandmother Did. Now She Can’t Pay. – Lorrie

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Lorrie “Dear Steve, Four years ago my daughter decided to go back to school. She took out student loans through Sallie Mae. I tried to co-sign for her but was turned down… my mother was not. So now we have a problem of course, my daughter has 2 children, no job and the ex-husband doesn’t work either. My mother (the ... Read More »

If I Knew Then, What I Know Now, I Would Have Run Screaming From Sallie Mae. – Rachel

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“Dear Steve, I have a loan through Sallie Mae that is the subject of many a sleepless night, and if I knew then what I know now, I would have run screaming and NEVER taken out this loan. I graduated from a state university not quite a year ago and took out $42,000 to cover school, books, and living expenses. ... Read More »

I’m Divorcing My Deadbeat Husband and He Wants Me to Pay His Student Loans. – Janet

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“Dear Steve, I am going through a divorce, and am drowning in debt. My “husband” was unemployed for 6 years, which caused me to borrow money to help the family survive. He graduted from school last year, and is currently unemployed and has decided (told me so) that I must be the one to pay for his Sallie Mae school ... Read More »

I’m Not Making Any Progress Paying Back My Sallie Mae Student Loans. – Krista

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Krista “Dear Steve, I have just over 74k in student loan debt with sallie mae. One bill is for about 55K at a 5.1% interest rate. The other if for about 19k at a 4.75% interest rate. I have been paying $550 a month for almost a year now and I am not seeing a reduction in my loan! Please ... Read More »

Your Quickies For the Day

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When I need a break from answering questions I often take a look for some odd or interesting search terms that people used to find me. Below are some of the latest I saw today that I wanted to provide quick answers to. Steve Search Terms gift card giving – Be carful giving gift cards from any retail store these ... Read More »

I’d Like to Get Rid of My Student Loan Payments With Bankruptcy. – Nancy

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“Dear Steve, I will never be able to pay my sallie mae student loan because of hardship. I am a single mother of two living check to check. I want to see how I can have my student loan discharged? Can I file bankruptcy myself? Nancy” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on ... Read More »

Rebecca the Nurse Wants to Get Her Student Loans Off Life Support

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“Dear Steve, Student loans private 30,000 at 10% with five separate loan groups/amounts refuse to consolidate and lose control of options. Federal two groups one at 27,000 the other 29,000 both at 5.75%. 39 years old and have been working as a nurse for 1 year making at this time $62,000. I want to attack my sallie mae loans! I’m ... Read More »

Anne is Struggling With Her Student Loans and Sallie Mae

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“Dear Steve, I am currently in debt management and I have used up all of my forberance. I cannot make the payments. Half of my take home pay goes to debt management. Is there any way I can postpone payments rather than forberance or financial hardship? Sallie Mae will not give me financial hardship–they say I make too much gross ... Read More »

Lauren is in a Fabulous Foreign Country and Can’t Afford Her Student Loans

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“Dear Steve, Okay, I am currently a grad student in a foreign country which is cool and wonderful and educational and definitely worth the money. However, it’s costing me money. I currently have a $77,000 price tag in student loans and would like to reduce this amount. Because I am overseas it is very difficult to get a job and ... Read More »

Constipated Lending Makes Economy Ill

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Our economic life cycle is dependent on all all parties doing their fair share of the heavy lifting. Finance companies and banks lend – consumers buy stuff using credit – stuff must be built – jobs are created and so forth. We keep hearing about a crushing windpipe grip on banks and the government pleading to them to lend again. ... Read More »

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