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Our Credit is in the Crapper. Should We Go With MMI? – Nannie

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“Dear Steve, I am contemplating whenter or not I should sign up with MMI–Our credit is in the crapper, due to over 4 years of underearning. I finally got a job, my husband’s job is also steady and still we cannot manage. I had to take a long look at things and realize that we need extra help in terms ... Read More »

I Was Not a Compulsive Shopper. I Was a Day Trader. – John

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“Dear Steve, I’m currently having two debt settlements going on between two cards totalling $14,000. Actually, I had three credit cards when I started the settlement, with a total debt of $19,000. One was settled so far with a balance of $5,500 being settled for $1,700. Still waiting on the other two, but while I’m waiting my credit score is ... Read More »

Is QVC Evil?

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QVC, which stands for Quality, Value and Convenience is headquartered out of little old West Chester, Pennsylvania. We all recognize the name QVC and it is probably the granddaddy of all home shopping channels. There are others, many others. I don’t want to pick on QVC in particular but they do exemplify the point I’d like to discuss, choice and ... Read More »

I Have a Shopping Addiction and Feel Like an Idiot for Being So Irresponsible. – Gloria

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“Dear Steve, Age 55 / divorced 14yrs with employer (job security ’8′ on scale of 1–10) 55k in 401k (currently not contributing due to debt/no other savings) Upside-down on home mortgage (recently approved for a loan modification – 30yr fixed 4%) 10k in credit card debt (pay $250 mth in payments) 3yrs left on auto loan (14k) Excellent credit/current on ... Read More »

Is Your Lover an Oniomaniac and Likes to Perform Oniomania With You in Public?

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I think most of us are aware of the normal sexual dysfunctions like Nymphomania, the “Sex Buddy” Syndrome, Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome and now we have condition that you need to watch out for, oniomania. By now I’ve got your attention but I’ll have to let you down easy, oniomania isn’t a sexual dysfunction, it’s a shopping dysfunction. Sometimes the ... Read More »

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