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I Co-Signed for a Car Loan But Now I Need to Get One. – Wanda

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“Dear Steve, In 2011 I co-signed on a loan for my daughter. A few months later her fiance totaled the car. The insurance took care of everything. She was able to get another car, but I also co-signed for this one too. She’s good at making the payments. I have a 2005 Honda Element and the transmission has gone out ... Read More »

Can Sallie Mae Garnish My Social Security? – Pam

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“Dear Steve, I have no taxable income I receive VA compensation for being 100% disabled and Social Security can these benefits be garnished for the debt, and if so once my benefits are garnished am i stuck paying forever and this kid gets away scott free? Do I have any options, like suing him or his parents in civil court? ... Read More »

My Son Co-Signed a Car Lease With a Girlfriend. Is He Liable? – Rebecca

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“Dear Steve, My son (now 30) co-signed a car lease with a girlfriend in 2006. It is her car. They have since split and she traded the car in on a brand new one. Nissan Motors is owed $1800 for mileage overage and misc. Her last payment on this was in Jan 11 for $5.00. It needs to be paid ... Read More »

I Cosigned for My Sister’s Truck and Now She Can’t Make The Payments. – James

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“Dear Steve, Hello..my question is I co signed on a lease for a truck for my sister..dumbest thing I’ve ever done. It’s got bout 10 payments and she cannot Pay it either can I. What are my options what can I do to not hurt my credit anymore? Screwed and regretful Anything I can to not have keep making the ... Read More »

I’m Willing to Co-Sign a Loan to Help Out My Guy. – Lou

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Lou “Dear Steve, Asking for my guy. He’s currently about $50,000 in debt between his student loan, car loan, and using his credit card to pay bills while he was out of work. The card is a bit over $6k, car is between $10 and 11k, and the student loan is around $34k. He currently makes about $30,000 a year ... Read More »

My Husband Just Left Me and I Won’t See a Dime From Him. – Lynne

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“Dear Steve, My husband just left me and has let me know very clearly I will not see “a dime” from him. This cuts my household income down from $4600 to less than $2000. We had bought our home 3 years ago and managed to build up about $20,000 in credit card debt. This is in addition to my leased ... Read More »

Was I Wrong to Co-Sign for a Car for a Friend? – Stewart

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“Dear Steve, I have co-signed a car for a friend that was once living in toronto now he has moved back to montreal, but he hasn’t been able to make the payments for the car and is often late doing so, he is now caught up with payments but I have been asking him to take me off as a ... Read More »

My Ex-Wife is Claiming Bankruptcy For Some Debt I Am Responsible For. – Steve

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“Dear Steve, My ex-wife is claiming bankruptcy and she has some debt that I am a co-signer on. I do good to get by with the debt that I have myself. I can not afford to take on her debt (about another $200 a month). Should I consider bankruptcy myself? I fear if i do not i will lose my ... Read More »

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