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David Writes In “I Have No More to Give”

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David wrote me through the GetOutOfDebt.org site to ask his question below. You can too! “Dear Steve, I have about $20,000 in credit card debt. 4 cards that I’ve transferred balances to, each with a rate of 2.99 to 3.99% interest for life of the loan. Each monthly minimum is about $110.00. I have no more to give, and we ... 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 »

      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 »

        Mark Writes In “I Need to Go Bankrupt in the UK”

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        Mark wrote in about his financial situation. “Hi Steve, My wife and I need help. Since 2001 we’ve been living in the U.S. and we’ve just got our green cards. We moved to the U.S. from the UK and for years I’ve been struggling to pay back debt there using dollars to pay back British pounds. The conversion rate has ... Read More »

          John is Worried His Debt Will Scare Away His Fiancee

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          “Dear Steve, Here is the situation. I have 50K of debt between credit cards and lines of credit and a 20k vehicle loan. When I first met my fiancee, she asked about credit card debt, I was defensive about it so i just told her that i didn’t have any. She knew I had a truck loan at the time. ... Read More »

            Financial Counselor, Credit Counselor and Foreclosure Counselor Stress

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            The real world can never understand how much pressure a credit counselor, debt counselor or housing counselor deals with on a daily basis. Allowing your work to invade your walls is easy to do. Those of us who care can find ourselves worrying about the people that turn to us for help and not letting them down. But we often ... Read More »

              The Perfect Debt Assistance Program

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              I can dream, can’t I? If I could get a wish for debtors it would be to wave a wand and implement this perfect debt assistance or debt relief program. Here is what the program would look like. A Sliding Scale Nominal Charge – Consumers would have to pay a sliding scale setup fee. It is too expensive to start ... Read More »

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                Writing this article is a bit of a double-edged sword. You see while I think that open communication is always the best way to deal with a debt situation, sometimes people just need to find a way to escape from the pressure just to recover their sanity. If you are having a difficult problem handling collection calls or dealing with ... Read More »

                  A 12-Step Plan to Get Out of Debt Fast!

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                  Debt is a major problem for a lot of people these days. The problem is, even if they know they want to get out of it, they have a hard time figuring out how to start. If you fit this description, this 12-Step program spells it out for you. Now, there isn’t one way to get out of debt, and ... 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 »

                      Guest Post – Mortgage Tips and Money Saving Advice

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                      Tom McConnon contacted me recently and wanted me to share this post with you. If you would like to contribute a guest post, you can contact me here. If you are a first-time home buyer, a mortgage may seem like an overwhelming and intimidating thing if you do not fully understand what it is. Here we break down confusing mortgage ... Read More »

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