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I Would Like to Clear Up My Credit A.S.A.P. – Ginger

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Ginger “Dear Steve, I have had Identity theft happen to me and I have also messed up my credit. I want to move in July 2009. I would like to clear up my credit a.s.a.p. What are the best solutions to clearing up my credit? Ginger” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on ... Read More »

I Have a Bad Credit Report. What Can I Do? – Connie

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Connie “Dear Steve, Even though, my credit is bad, I do have some good credit references. Everytime I apply for a consolidation loan, or whatever I am always turned down I know my score is bad but they always need that credit report. How can you help, a consumer even though there credit report is bad? Connie” Don’t miss our ... Read More »

April Writes And Asks “Is There A Debt Program That Can Help Me And Protect My Credit?”

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April “Dear Steve, I am married with three children 11, 4 and 3, I also have an 11 year old step son. We live in Jersey. My husband is a disabled vet (from the first gulf war). He gets a pension and I work at home so I can take care of the kids our income is less then $50,000 ... 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 »

Is It Possible to Easily Increase My Credit Score? – Tamara

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Tamara “Hi Steve, I graduated with my Masters Degree this past June 2009 in Speech Pathology. I have over $100,000 in school loans and a car loan of approximately $10,000. My credit score is 716. I am trying to increase my credit score to above 720 to qualify for a conventional housing loan to purchase a home. My income is ... Read More »

My Husband Was in Jail and I Was Left Raising Our Child With a Low Credit Score. – Julie

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Julie “Dear Steve, I am a single mother of a five year old. I recently got a copy of my credit report and was not shocked to find out it was a very low 489. I had several medical problems, which turned into collections and one judgement, as well as some late payments on accounts from 2006-2007. My daughter’s father ... Read More »

What Should I Do to Get my Credit Score Up From 400? – TLT

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TLT “Dear Steve, Great job make about $60,000/yr. 2 children. Single parent. Between my rent/utilities $1200/month, Car and Insurance $600/month, money I owe to grandmother $700/month and daily living expenses. My kids are athletic I pay for sports, all equipment needed. I pay for all aspect of our healthcare. I have a ton of bills. Public records, judgements, defaulted student ... 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 »

Inside Information on Credit Reports and Credit Scores

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How The Financial World Judges You Today, your credit report and credit score dictate how much you pay for credit, insurance and other services. It is the measurement others use to determine their risk in doing business with you. Having a professional review your credit report and credit score with you are critical to saving money, avoiding identity theft and ... Read More »

Lower Your Car Payment. Skip It, Lower Your Interest Rate and Get Cash Back

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Here is a little financial tip that I’ve used in the past but I keep forgetting about. Refinancing an existing auto loan to lower interest rates and monthly payments. I just got an email that a client was instantly approved for an auto loan refi and that’s good news. You see when this particular person bought their car their credit ... Read More »

I Have Paid Debt I Want Removed From My Credit Report. – Sara

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Sara “Dear Steve, I had 5 outsanding debts, that I never paid any payments on from 2004 I took out a small loan, and paid them all off in 2006(which I have paid on time to this day). Now that all five accounts are closed, How do I get them to take it off my report? Do I have to ... Read More »

Should I Wait to File Bankruptcy Until My Credit Score Reaches a Certain Point? – Jennifer

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“Dear Steve, I am considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I have $20,000 in credit card debt from a business that I worked for, which went under without repaying any of the money they owed me. I don’t want to file for bankruptcy, but my monthly income is all taken up with basic necessities, and I have one of the ... Read More »

Pam Asks “Does a Deferred Student Loan Lower Your Credit Score”

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“Dear Steve, I have $40,000 in credit card debt but have never missed a payment.I am trying very hard to make more than the minimum payment. I have a long credit history with no late fees ever. My credit score is about 750. I have 3 kids in college and have outstanding deferred students loans that I have cosigned. I ... Read More »

Double Standard For Debt Settlement. Not So Sleazy Now, Ask Hilary Clinton, John Glenn and the FEC.

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Consumer debt is a world of double standards. On one hand you have advocates screaming about the evils of debt settlements or that groups that charge people for professional help to do debt settlements are ripping off consumers because settling debts is something that anyone can do. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a huge fan of debt settlement plans ... Read More »

I’m Trying to Get Rid of Medical Debts. – Kim

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“Dear Steve, Hi, I recently been trying to raise my credit score. I have fair credit; my issue is getting rid of medical bills that’s my main issue. iI am 41 yo and my debt is $7,000 in 95% being medical. Can you help me sort this out? Thank You. Kim” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – ... Read More »

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