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I Am Single, No Savings, 51, and Live Paycheck to Paycheck. – Tamara

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Because of the volume of submitted questions, I am behind in personally answering every single one. I need your help. I am publishing the question below for you to answer. Please help this person by adding your response and advice in the comments section of the original question. Click here. “Dear Steve, I am single, age 51, make 30k per ... Read More »

I Almost Can’t Resist Draining my 401(k) to Payoff My Credit Card Debt. – Blake

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Blake “Dear Steve, mortgage: $193,000 ($1556.40 payment) Car: $25,000 ($600.00 payment) Combined Credit Card and Bank Credit Line: $18,600.00 Salary: $75,000 I am only 29 (30 in December) and am having a hard time resisting the urge to take out the $15,000 dollars in my rollover IRA (401k from previous employer) to pay off the majority of my CC and ... Read More »

Should I Drain My 401(k) to Buy a Second House? – Armando

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Armando “Dear Steve, I am currently 38 years old, and married to a 24 year old. Between us we have about $25,000 in debt. My 401k is currently valued at $51,889, mind you I have been puting almost $600 in a period just to keep it at this level as most of it goes keeps going away do to stock ... Read More »

Should My Husband Cash in His 401K to Buy Some Cars? – Kris

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Kris “Dear Steve, My husband worked for a company that filed bankruptcy. He got another job and has 401k with them now puttin in the max. He received a letter the other day telling him he had to do something with his 401k from the previous job. We just bought a house, I lost my job and we both have ... Read More »

Dude, I Am Totally Freaking Out Over My Debt! – Margaret

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Margaret “Dear Steve, Help! We need serious advice! My husband and I have combined CC debt of almost $50,000. We have never been late on payments, but that is all about to change because we are about to hit rock bottom. In a year we have both watched our credit card scores fall from 748 and 720 each by almost ... Read More »

The Five Myths About Bankruptcy. Watch the Video.

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Thanks to Twitter I discovered a new video out of a news story on the five myths about bankruptcy. The myths are: You should be dead broke until you file for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy ruins your credit score. You lose your home if you go bankrupt. You should max out your credit cards before going bankrupt. You should raid your 401(k) ... Read More »

Will Cashing Out My 403b Negatively Affect My Credit? – Luke

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Luke “Dear Steve, I have a great employer pension, a decent 401k, and a small 403b($7000). I am not worried about retirement. I tried several years ago to combine the 403b into the 401k and was told I could not do that. I have no credit card debt but ridiculous student loans and a car payment. This summer I have ... Read More »

Should We Pay Off Our Mortgage? – Andy

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Andy “Dear Steve, I am 62 years old and had planed to retire in 3 – 3 1/2 years. With the ecomonic problems today my wife and I are thinking aobut taking $29000.00 out of my 401K and pay off our mortgage. I am still employed but things have really slowed down. So don’t know what year end will bring. ... Read More »

I’m Using My 401K to Get By And Have No Job. – Foster

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Foster “Dear Steve, I lost my job in November and have cashed and used my 401k to get me through so far. It is now exhausted and I still have no job prospects. My wife works and I get unemployment, but we cannot make ends meet. I have had my credit card accounts closed for some time now ( I ... Read More »

Should I Cash Out my 401K to Pay Off My Credit Card Debt. – Taneah

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“Dear Steve, I am a 27 yr old single working mother and I have appr 25K in 401k funds. I also have appr 15K in credit card debt that is making it tough to pay monthly bills. At this age, should I consider cashing out my 401K and paying my ccard debt off. I also have to consider that my ... Read More »

Our Friends Cashed Out Their 401K And Now Need to Walk Away From Their House. – Jody

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Jody “Dear Steve, I’m asking for our friends. He has two part time jobs. She just got laid off from her job. They have cashed out their 401K and are paying off all their debts but the one thing that they are wondering about is their house. They are upside down in it because they got an equity line of ... 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 »

Tanisha Wants to Cash Out 401K To Get Rid Of Debts.

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Tanisha “Dear Steve, I recently recieved $137k into a 401k account from my ex-husband due to a divorce. I’m 35 years old, 2 kids, unemployed stay at home mother for past 8 years. I will receive spousal support until 2012. I no longer own any property or assets and I have $33,000 in credit card debts with interest rates ranging ... Read More »

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