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What is Free Credit Report Monitoring and How to Get It

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There is no shortage of issues that abound when it comes to credit reports. Between worrying if the correct information is being reported about you to what might be going on with your credit report behind your back, you have to remain ever vigilant. There many places where you can pay for credit report monitoring but I like to recommend ... Read More »

I’m in the Marines and Contemplating Suicide. Can I File Bankruptcy? – Larry

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“Dear Steve, Steve, I am a Master Sergeant in the Marine Corps and have made some mistakes w/ debt. I got 2 credit cards and 1 personal loan ($40K total) that my wife didn’t know about so I could gamble. Needless to say I lost a lot of money and when it was all said and done I was contemplating ... Read More »

I Got a Call From a Student Loan Helpline Company About My Loans. – Tracey

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“Dear Steve, So I have roughly $75k in federal student loan debt, that due to economic hardship, I am having difficulty paying. I got a call from one of these so called “Student loan help line” companies that told me that if I let them consolidate my loans that the max I would have to pay is 197 payments and ... Read More »

My Car Was Repossessed, My Wages are Garnished and I’m Not Sure if Bankruptcy is Right for Me. – Nancy

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“Dear Steve, I have gotten myself into some serious financial problems. While I know that mine is not as bad as some I am behind on every bill and my car was repossessed last night. I am a single mother to 3 girls and I yes I do have a full time job. My husband passed away in 2003 so ... Read More »

I Left Qatar Owing Money. Will I Be Arrested in India?

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“Dear Steve, I left qatar with unpaid loan 135000QAR(no credit cards). Due some personal issues i have faced during my vacation in india i couldnt report to the duty on time, so the company terminated my agreement. And last one year i am in (jobless )trying for competitive exams . i have signed blank checques of dohabank during the loan ... Read More »

My Private Student Loan Company Won’t Let Me Pay What I Can Afford. – Mitch

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“Dear Steve, I’m a first generation college student, and attended Hartwick College for 1.5 years until transferring and finishing college at SUNY Oneonta. I owe near 80k from my college years. I had two private student loans that were held thru CitiBank for a total of near 20k. Citibank worked with me on deferment, income based repayment, and delaying payments ... Read More »

Can My Creditors Take Other Business Property to Repay a Debt? – Dee

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“Dear Steve, Business owner of an LLC secured a contract worth $35,000 using 100% fully-owned equipment (fair market value of $50,000). Creditor has in his possession part of the equipment (part of a crane), while debtor has another piece to the crane. Creditor also has in his possession 3 other pieces of equipment, 2 which have had work/improvements done on ... Read More »

CFPB Gives Private Student Loan Debtors a Little Glimmer of Hope

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Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced they will begin supervising nonbank student loan servicers for the first time. While the new rule does not alter or modify any repayment plans consumers are thirsty for in order to manage their private student loans, supervision is a step in a positive direction. The new rule and supervision is really aimed ... Read More »

While I Don’t Always Agree With Dave Ramsey, He’s Right On This

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Dave Ramsey calls American’s stupid when it comes to student loans. Judging by the number of questions I get like he described, he’s on to something here. Read More »

Can I Settle My Private Student Loan Debt? – Tim

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“Dear Steve, Unemployed for two years after college, defaulted on one of my private student loans, delinquent on others. Credit is already terrible. I have three private student loans, one of which I have already defaulted on. I recently came in to some money and want to use it to wipe out my student loan debt, or at least as ... Read More »

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