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Is It True My Brother With Mental Illness Can Eliminate His Student Loans? – Josh


“Dear Steve, My younger brother has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. He has fought bouts of depression, hallucinations, and paranoia for the last 5-6 years. He has been on numerous different powerful drugs to help him. He, thank god, has finally found one that helps him with some of his symptoms but no way near is he the same ... Read More »

My Bipolar Boyfriend Killed Himself But Ran Up My Debt Before. – Bonnie

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“Dear Steve, My boyfriend was living with me and about 1 week before it was to be our one year, he committed suicide. He survived for two years in a vegative state. He passed away 2 years ago and I am stuck paying his debt that he racked up on my credit card, by buying tools and then pawning them ... Read More »

My Niece Has Such Out of Touch Magical Thinking About Her Debt.

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“Dear Steve, I asked a question a couple of months ago and you helped so thanks. This question is not for me. My niece is 40 and moved back home with her parents after her divorce about 10 years ago. Her ex has custody of their kids with the youngest being 17. Over the years we (her mother and I) ... Read More »

My Husband Has a Traumatic Brain Injury and His Spending is Out of Control. – Laura

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“Dear Steve, I am asking the best way to deal with the credit card companies. My husband suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a car accident years back before we met. I was unaware of the severity of the damage to his frontal lobes (in fact he has none) and was unaware of the severity of the obsessive compulsive ... Read More »

Debt is the Symptom, Not the Problem

The stomach ache is the symptom, not the problem. What is causing the stomach ache?

Now here is a point many in the debt world get totally wrong. They assume that the debt someone has is the problem. That’s not true. In fact the debt is the byproduct of another event and like losing partial vision in one eye, it’s the symptom of a greater underlying issue. If the focus is on the debt itself ... Read More »

Is There UK Legislation That Would Wipe Out My Debts If I Have A Serious Mental Health Disorder?


“Dear Jon, I have had bi polar disorder since the age of 14. Through manic and down stages and also mixed affective states i have got myself terribally into debt. Most debts i cant even remember. I am now 30yrs old and am wondering whether under the mental health act or some other legislation i could fully get my debts ... Read More »

Can I Get Out of Debt Being Bipolar, Suicidal, Mentally Ill and on Disability? – David


I have a mental illness. I had mental illness all my life. In fact, in 2008 I wrote a suicide email and emailed it to local news station. In 2009, I was diagnosed with bipolar personality disorder and ADHD. In 2010, I borrowed a lot of money to remodel the house. The first mortgage on mom’s house was paid off.I ... Read More »

I’m Bipolar and Lost My Job. – Suzette


I lost my job last year in September. I was admitted to a Pchyiatric Hospital. I am Bipolar and suffer fom Epilepsy. I am really trying to find work. owe monies to various Creditors including Standard Bank (five various accounts). Seeing that I am unable to make the payments they are demanding. I have offered to pay R120.00 every month ... Read More »

I’m Disabled. How to I Get Rid of My Student Loans? – Michael


“Dear Steve, Old Unsubsidized and Subsidized School loans(2000, 2001, and 2002) William Ford Direct Loans. From Victor Valley College -Victorville, CA which is a community college. I never graduated and this thing is a mess. I dropped out of school in Jan. 2003 dut to my late brother Mark who died at the age of 36. I could not function ... Read More »

My Mom is Bipolar and The Only Help She Wants for Her Money Problems is More Money. – Lecompete


“Dear Steve, My mom is in great debt. I don’t know how to help her. Though my parents are separated, my dad still sends us money for all the utilities of the house but my mom just can’t fix her problems. She is retired but all her money goes to pay debts with banks and credit cards. All my family ... Read More »

Trying To Get My Life Together at 39. – Amy


I’ve been married 18 years, happily. We have three children — a boy who has high functioning autism and is a senior in high school who won’t qualify for regular college, and doesn’t want to go, but we cannot get grants and loans for him to continue his education at his local art school, though I am doing work for ... Read More »

My Daughter is Bipolar. Will it Help if She Files Bankruptcy? – Phil


Adult daughter in Los Angeles has been diagnosed as bipolar after undergoing a run up of manic behavior and ending with psychotic episode that put her in a mental health hospital for 2 weeks. As of this time – released for 1 week, she cannot work and cannot function without help. She has about 6K-10K in ccard debt and unpaid ... Read More »

How Do I Get Out of Bipolar Debt If No One Will Hire Me? – Brandi


“Dear Steve, I am a graduate student who is currently looking for a job and can’t get one due to my bad credit. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 3 years ago and this was about when my finances took a downturn. I have a hard time finding worthwhile jobs because of my credit and it’s a catch-22 because how ... Read More »

Bipolar Spending Spree Results in $79K in Credit Card Debt. – Scott


“Dear Steve, Well, I had finally got my debt under control until suffering a major manic episode. Within 5 weeks I went from 0 revolving debt to 79000 in credit card debt (with nothing to show for it materially other than a TV). Oh, I also bought a new car ($46,000) even though I already had one. Anyway, I know ... Read More »

I’m Currently Reading Your Book How to Eliminate Debt Like a Pro and Have a Question. – Julie


“Dear Steve, Hello. I am currently reading one of your books eliminate your debt like a pro. Here is my situation. I have debt mostly school debt. I ended up being sick in the hosptial half way through college with bipolar. I went to school in order to get health insurance. Now I have tons of debt that I owe ... Read More »

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