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Embezzled, Diverted And Stolen Funds Used To Pay For Adult Entertainment

The guilty plea of vice present and co-operater of Coral Mortgage Bankers Corporation’s University City office, Matthew Kent, was announced earlier this month by the United States Attorney’s Office. According to court documents, between May 2007 and December 31, 2010, Kent, his partner in Coral Mortgage, David Rubin and Joshua Gould, formerly of Woodbury Financial, embezzled approximately $1,500,000 from a ... Read More »

We Can’t Afford Our Car Payments and Save Money. – Amy

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My husband and I just got married in july. he also started his job in july where he is making roughly 70,000/yr right now and by next year he will be at 80,000/yr. we both just got new vehicles and we pay $850(roughly) for vehicles. We have about $3,000 of debt on our credit card and we want to purchase ... Read More »

I Can’t Figure Out My Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Payments – Helpless

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Helpless “Dear Steve, Brought 3 cars in 2 weeks in 2007. married truck driver. Job closed 1 year 2 months ago. New job less than half the income. 5 kids. parents took over 1 of the cars and the payment. bad credit. My wife and I went to a lawyer to file chapter 13. Altogether we pay about $1300 in ... Read More »

Repossession: Why It Happens, What You Can Do, and Your Rights Before, During and After

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If you fail to make payments on a car loan, or anticipate a problem paying in the near future, you should be familiar with the process of repossession and what rights you may have. This article will cover your rights before and after repossession, starting with the security agreement you signed when you bought the car and ending with your ... Read More »

Should I Lease My Next Vehicle?

Figure 1 - The Argument for Leasing

Searching for that perfect car or truck is not such an easy task anymore. Every auto dealer has a special deal just for you — and that deal is not all that easy to understand. Before you go shopping for your next vehicle, think about whether you want to lease or buy and make sure you understand both options. What ... Read More »

When You Can’t Make Your Vehicle Payments

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If you find yourself unable to make your vehicle payments, you’ll want to act quickly. In most states, if you miss a payment, whether you have bought or leased the vehicle, the lender has the right to repossess it almost immediately. Here are some strategies to consider when your vehicle payments become too much, including what to do if it ... Read More »

Need My Car and 3 Months Behind. What Can I Do? – Rita

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“Dear Steve, My husband has been unemployeed and I work full time. We had to move out of last home due to toxic mold. I am 3 months behind in car payments and they want to take my car. It is the only way i can get to work to get groceries for my kids and money to pay some ... Read More »

Robert Says “Please help. I never knew financial burdens can cause so much stress.”

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“Dear Steve, I have a $190,000 mortgage @ $1614. mo w/escrow. I am $66,000 in credit card debt @ $1520. per mo. Married with 4 children and over my head in bills it’s hard to put food on the table. My income is $5400 mo. I have $34,000 of credit card debt and my wife who does not work outside ... Read More »

Kayte Has Drained Her Savings And Can’t Pay The Bills Anymore

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Kayte “Dear Steve, My husband and I have roughly $75,000 in credit card debt. Due to the economy, we both have experienced a substantial decrease in our income (i.e., commission based pay). We have exhausted our savings trying to keep up with our mortgage payment, credit card payments, car payments and other cost. We are now at a point where ... Read More »

Tonrita Is About to Get Her Car Repossessed

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Tonrita “Dear Steve, I’m behind $2,600 in car payment need to catch up but the money is just not there. Paying off a lot of other bills right now but need a car to get back and forth to work. If i could just get the money to catch up i could keep up the payment now since my husband ... Read More »

Quickies – Debt Advice, Bankrupt, Debt, Car Payment, Foreclosure, Getting Sued

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When I need a break from answering questions I often take a look for some odd or interesting search terms that people used to find me. Below are some of the latest I saw today that I wanted to provide quick answers to. Steve Search Terms free debt advice – You came to the right place. Ask me your question ... Read More »

Debt Problems Are The Same In Indiana As They Are In Ireland

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Patrick Bryan, a debt adviser friend of mine from Northern Ireland, and I were chatting recently about the universal nature of debt problems in the world. It became apparent that while we are all told that we live in an interconnected global economy it seems that the consumers of each country continue to suffer in silence when it comes to ... Read More »

Ryan Writes In Looking For His Lifestyle Back

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Ryan wrote me through the GetOutofDebt.org site asking about how to resolve his debt situation. If you have a question you’d like to ask, just send it to me using the form at the bottom of this article. “I have about 20-25k in outstanding credit card debt, along with 10k in car payments still as well as a recent condo ... Read More »

Christy Asks “Why Should I Even Bother With Getting Out of Debt?”

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Christy wrote me at GetOutofDebt.org and asked me the following question. “I’ve been in debt so long I don’t even see why I should bother to get out of debt. It’s the American way. You get stuff, make payments and get more stuff. I think I’ll just stop worrying about getting out of debt.” Christy, You are right, the cornerstone ... Read More »

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