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I Have Stage 4 Colon Cancer and Student Loans. – Maria

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“Dear Steve, 2001 got private student loan grandfather co signed. Grad 2007 after a divorce and a child born in 2008 I had finical hardship. Ive paid on time in 2012 . 2013 diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer im on full disability, my co borrower is now 87 and on ssa as well. Its 160 days past due. What ... Read More »

I Have Been Diagnosed With Terminal Prostate Cancer. What About My Debts? – Dave

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“Dear Steve, I have been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer which is terminal. What will happen to my debts after my death, would it be better to make myself bankrupt before this happens as I have no assets whatever? Dave” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads ... Read More »

Those With Cancer Nearly Three Times More Likely to File for Bankruptcy

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A recent study found adults diagnosed with cancer are 2.65 times more likely to file for bankruptcy while bankruptcy filings are as much as five times higher among your cancer patients. According to the study, led by Scott Ramsey, MD, PhD, an internist and health economist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, between 1995 and 2009 ... Read More »

I’m Trying to Get Back on My Feet After Cancer. – Lonnie

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“Dear Steve, I’ve had a hard to get back on my feet after cancer treatment. I’ve started to pay the little I can to creditots. I’ve secured credit through a credit union. Know I plan to get a secure loan of 1000 dollars, and pay over the choice of a year. If I able to get that far I may ... Read More »

Diagnosed With Cancer, Income Dropped, and Deep in Debt. – Betty

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“Dear Steve, Household income dropped in 2009 by $75,000, during that time I was also diagnosed with cancer, thus, medical bills on top of everything else. Now I find myself with $55,000 in credit card debt and yes, I am making minimum payments but that’s it. I have talked with a couple of different debt relief agences, both debt settlement ... Read More »

Got Student Loans. Got Cancer. Can’t Make Payments.

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“Dear Steve, 10+plus years of student loans Bachelors and Masters Degree Cancer 2008 – now in remission Two Kids Stay at home Mom No solid work experience I have utilized all forbearance and deferments and I am not looking for full time work and there has been no attempt to repay, yet I want to discharge my debt because I ... Read More »

Married, 3 Kids, Husband Has Cancer and Trying to Refinance Mortgage. – Anna

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“Dear Steve, Married has 3 children and a husband who has a cancer.I’m the only one working and my husband’s SSS was freeze for overpayment ,that made it harder for our finances . I used credit card for most of our bills for payment and now waiting for my bank ( Bank of America ) to process my refinance for ... Read More »

Husband Had Cancer and American Express Won’t Help Me With Reduced Payments

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“Dear Steve, I lost my job 2 years ago and have been searching for one ever since. I am 63 years old and have spent my whole working life in a management position. Now, if I get an interview, they say you are over qualified. In other words I am too old. So for the past two years we have ... Read More »

I Have Cancer. Can I Declare Bankruptcy? – Bill

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“Dear Steve, I have cancer and lost my job with CC debt and loans and I am married with a home in joint ownership but underwater. Is it possible for just me to declare bankruptcy? Thanks, Bill” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads of practical advice, ... Read More »

Beware Of Breast Cancer… And Breast Cancer Scams

It’s that time of the year folks; charity walks, pink ribbons and women posting obscure Facebook status updates in honor of, you guessed it, Breast Cancer Awareness month! Due to the awareness (and sometimes re-awareness) of this cancer and month charities and foundations usually see a spike in donations during the month of October for Breast Cancer research and treatment. ... Read More »

Evangelical Minister Faces 150 Years In Prison For Selling A Bogus Cancer Cure

Christine Daniel was found guilty of federal charges for selling a bogus cancer cure to dozens of patients across the United States. Daniel faces a potential 150 year prison sentence and $5.5 million for her 11 counts of: four counts of mail and wire fraud, six counts of tax evasion with regard to her personal and corporate income tax filings, ... Read More »

I Had Cancer and My Husband Was Unemployed. We Are Struggling With Payday Loans. – Kim

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“Dear Steve, I will try to be brief: I owe about $12k to installment payday loan companies such as Checkngo. I owe about $2k in medical bills I owe $9k on my car I owe $2k to the IRS (new this year) Credit isn’t great – about 680 but I do have a good job that I’ve been at 6 ... Read More »

I Took a Salary Cut, My Mother Got Dementia and Cancer and I Had to Take Care of the Colostomy. – Bill

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“Dear Damon, I had to take a $18000 salary cut due to a company wide reorganization. In addition, my Mother was stricken with Dementia and Cancer and I took care of her especially after her Colostomy to go around the tumor. I had made a promise to her that I would not put her in a nursing home and although ... Read More »

I Cared for My Mother But She Recently Passed Away. Now I’m Left With Terminal Debt. – Bill

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“Dear Steve, I searched for rating of Finacial Freedom Non-profit and your expose of their scam came up. Thank you you are a Saint! I had to take a $18000 salary cut due to a company wide reorganization. In addition, my Mother was stricken with Dementia and Cancer and I took care of her especially after her Colostomy to go ... Read More »

My Mother-In-Law Was Diagnosed With Cancer. We Are Broke From Medical Debts. – JS

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“Dear Michael, My mother inlaw was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago. My husband is an only child. We have been helping my inlaws with cancer treatment money and household finances for over a year. We sold our house to help pay for treatments, I did not work for a year so that I could be home to make the ... Read More »

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