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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 »

If You Live In The Real America, Be Patriotic. Go Shopping And Run Up Credit Card Debt.

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Have you heard the stories that the government wants us to get out and go shopping to stimulate the economy? Remember after 9/11 when President Bush encouraged people to go shopping to get things moving again? Well I think the patriotic shopping argument may have gone too far now with Discover flying their American flag credit card. (You can see ... 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 »

San Wants To Know “We Need Some Way To Pay Off Our Debts”

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“Dear Steve, We need some way to figure out how to pay our debts off. We have credit card debt, car loan, a home equity loan that has a balloon next year, medical bills and owe a balance to my brother for his half of property we inherited jointly. We have two incomes and we should be able to live ... Read More »

Free Get Out Of Debt Calculators Online

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Use these free online calculators to discover how to consolidate or pay down your debt in the shortest period of time so you can save the most amount of money. The interactive calculations, dynamic graphs and fully customizable reports are just a few of the features that make our calculators stand out. Our exclusive online calculators can help you get ... Read More »

Hank is on Disability And Wants to Borrow From His Retirement Plan to Pay Off Credit Card Debts

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“Dear Steve, I am on disability retirement. My income is about $3,200 monthly. I currently have about $40,000 in credit card debt, excluding a mortgage (which is upside down). I am $1,100 in the hole every month and desperately need help! I have asked my wife to take out a $20,000 loan from her retirement plan at work. She will ... Read More »

Karen Writes In. “My Interest Rates Are Going Up. My Minimum Payments Are Going Up. Help!”

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Karen “Dear Steve, Have a lot of credit card debt – struggling to keep my head above water. Interest rates are going up, minimum payments are going up, and I am falling behind. which causes the rates a payments to keep going up and my credit score to go down. What is the best way to negotiate lower payments and ... Read More »

How You Can Get Out of Debt Fast Without Filing Bankruptcy

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So there’s this guy, Scott, who has developed an ultimate guide to getting out of debt. Sure, I’m as skeptical as the next guy but after looking over the information I was left with a problem, it looked pretty good. His information page actually contains a bunch of information that you don’t normally see which led me to believe that ... Read More »

I’m Very Close to Falling Behind on My Bills. Do I Have any Options Other Than Bankruptcy? – Paul

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“Dear Steve, I have piled up over $60k of credit card debt over the past couple of years. My gross income has been in the $55k range for the past two years. I am in a business where my income should continue to grow but with minimums around $1300 per month I’m very close to falling behind on these and/or ... Read More »

Steve Writes In “I Want to Cash Out My 401(k) And Pay Off Debt.”

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Steve wrote me through the GetOutOfDebt.org site to ask his question below. You can too! “Dear Steve, I currently make $46,000.00 per year with no benefits. My wife’s income is $19,800.00 per year. Three years ago her income was $35,000.00 per year. We have racked up about $20,000.00 in credit card debt and have a car loan of which the ... Read More »

John McCain Has Bad Credit Card Rates

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So there I was on opensecrets.org and looking at the financial disclosure form for presidential candidate Senator John S. McCain, III, and right there on page 27, there it was. John and Cindy McCain have a joint credit card with Chase bank with a balance of between $10,000 to $15,000 and they are paying 25.99% on it. That hit me ... Read More »

Teresa Writes In And Asks “What Should I Do Next?”

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“I have a lot of debt. I fell behind after being diagnosed with cancer. All the medical bills were paid at first but I maxed out credit cards and then took out a HELOC. The HELOC made my debt worst because it just consolidated the debt but left open credit that was used again. Now I have a suspended HELOC ... Read More »

Diana Is Struggling to Make Credit Card Payments And Afraid

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Diana “Dear Steve, I have approximately $25,000 in credit card debt, drained my savings and struggling to meet my payments. I can pay my mortgage and normal billing but not the cards I am so confused about wha is available out there and frankly scared that I may not do the right thing with a repuable company. Can you help. ... Read More »

Bad Credit Debt Consolidation – Brutally Honest Advice

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I could not help but notice the huge numbers of people searching for information for bad credit debt consolidation information. The phrase is almost an invitation for a bad outcome or maybe just an oxymoron. When you have bad credit it is not an invitation for a debt consolidation loan from a debt consolidation firm. People that lend money are ... Read More »

Credit Card Debt Trap Video – Must See!

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Dateline NBC did a great show about the issues surrounding consumer debt in America with my friend Elizabeth Warren was in it. She is a brilliant lawyer, consumer debt author and an overall good person. It’s worth taking some time to watch all the videos below. The information presented is eyeopening and will be disturbing to many that don’t believe ... Read More »

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