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Boyfriend Cheats Me Out Of Money To Feed His Debt Habit

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I’d like to follow up with my previous article, How Do You Value Your Quality of Life? Debt Solutions to Fix The Future In this article I showcased a friend of mine, Michael. I should point out that Michael was much more than a friend to me, we had been in a very serious relationship for a year and a ... Read More »

Maria Writes In “How About Staying In The Stock Market?”

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Maria “Dear Steve, This is not a debt question – it’s about staying in the stock market with all the current turmoil? Will you still answer it? Maria” Maria, So much of what happens in the stock market is not based on logic or research, but innuendo, gossip and emotion. Just because the stock market is wildly gyrating at the ... Read More »

Steve Writes In “I Want to Cash Out My 401(k) And Pay Off Debt.”

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Steve wrote me through the GetOutOfDebt.org site to ask his question below. You can too! “Dear Steve, I currently make $46,000.00 per year with no benefits. My wife’s income is $19,800.00 per year. Three years ago her income was $35,000.00 per year. We have racked up about $20,000.00 in credit card debt and have a car loan of which the ... Read More »

Should I Cash Out My 401k to Pay Off My Credit Card Debt? – Chad

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“Dear Steve, I have 30K in credit card debt, and I own a house. My property taxes went up 2k this year, and I can no longer put money in the credit card to pay down the payment. All my available income goes towards house payment and insurance, and taxes. I can make mimimum payment on credit cards. Should I ... Read More »

Where to Find Free Cash in an Absolute Emergency

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An article in the Wall Street Journal was bolder that I might have been about the realities of the best place to find cash in an emergency. When I read the article I broke out in a huge smile for ear to ear. Amen. People make the same chronic mistakes when they get into a financial bind if they have ... Read More »

Christine Writes And Asks Me “Should We Liquidate The IRA to Pay Off Debt?”

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“Dear Steve, We have about $35,000 in current debt not including a home that is not finished. We have about $120,000 in IRA money. We own $75,000 in real estate free and clear that is for sale but not sold yet. Should we liquidate some of the IRA money to help out our debt? Christine” Dear Christine, The interesting thing ... Read More »

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