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Welfare and Benefit Fraud Statistics Show a Disturbing Pattern

Food stamp or SNAP fraud seems to at relatively low measured levels.

For some reason I’ve been getting a lot of questions and statements from people that feel that there is a tremendous amount of benefit or welfare fraud taking place. Is there fraud in benefit systems? Without a doubt I’m positive there is. But the level of welfare or public benefit fraud is a much disputed figure. So to find out ... Read More »

    What to Do When You Don’t Have Enough Money for Food

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    Dear Dollar Stretcher, I only have a little money to spend on food this month, about $80 for a family of 4. What kind of meal suggestions can you give? Red Feeding a family of four on $80 is a challenge. But, for many families, it’s a reality. And, although it is hard, it is not impossible. Begin by checking ... Read More »

      I Was Injured and Can’t Work. – Bill

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      “Dear Steve, I was the only one working when I seriously injured my back and had to stop working and file for disability. We moved out of our home and in with family for free while my wife looked for a job. At the time I left my job I had 3 auto loans and 4 open credit cards and ... Read More »

        I Used to Be Debt Free But Since We Lost Food Stamps We Just Can’t Make It. – Joshua

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        “Dear Steve, Well, I used to be debt free. I paid all my bills on time, even early. I did have food stamps which helped a lot. I had one daughter. I got married and with my wife’s income and mine we lost food stamps. We now have three children. It seems like ever since we lost the food stamps ... Read More »

          Can’t Afford My Credit Cards. Living on Food Stamps, Child Support and College. – Stacy

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          “Dear Steve, My situation is this. I am in credit card debt in the amount of over $10,000. I have recently moved to try to get a better education to get a better job. I am a single mother with three children and do get government assistance in the form of medicaid and foodstamps. Before i moved i just barely ... Read More »

            FTC Goes After Credit Repair and Debt Relief Provider and Files Civil Contempt Charges

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            The Federal Trade Commission has filed contempt charges against a promoter of credit repair and debt relief services and three of his companies, alleging that they continued their deceptive marketing practices in violation of a federal court order. The FTC charged that the defendants tried to take advantage of financially strapped consumers by falsely telling them that almost anyone can ... Read More »

              We Are Just Making It On Food Stamps, My Husband Had a Stroke, What Should We Do? – Kristina

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              “Dear Steve, I have read most of what is on your web-site and none of your helps apply to us. We are currently probably over $22,000 in debt. It may not seem like a lot to you but to us it is enormous. We have NO car payments and haven’t for over almost 20 years. We pay cash for used ... Read More »

                The Inside Scoop on the Free Home Telephone Service That’s Not

                Last night I saw the commercial below offering free telephone service, or so it appears. [flashvideo file=/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0023.flv /] While the commercial says “the government will pay for you to have free home phone service”, it’s not the whole story. The government program behind this is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Lifeline and Link-Up Affordable Telephone Service for Income-Eligible Consumers. To ... Read More »

                  How to Survive a Job Loss

                  Example 1

                  If you’ve ever lost a job, you know how devastating it can be. It doesn’t really matter how you lost it — a company reorganization, merger, forced retirement or simply being fired — the results are the same. It probably feels like everything you’ve worked for is gone, including your income. And because losing a job is often unexpected, you’re ... Read More »

                    I’m on a Fixed Income and Can’t Afford My Minimum Credit Card Payment. – Theresa

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                    Theresa “Dear Steve, I’m on a fixed income and finding it more and more difficult to pay my credit card’s monthly minimum payment. My credit is already pretty well shot as I had to let my car go (voluntarily repossessed) last summer and I’m currently in negotiation to settle a small business loan (SBA). That leaves my Capital One card, ... Read More »

                      Thu Wrote Me And Said “I’m Really Struggling, My Husband is Disabled, How Can I Get Out Of Debt?”

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                      “Dear Steve, I’m married, my husband is disabled. I have 3 growing children and a 6 year old disabled child. My payroll checks go straight to bills. I use the credit card for foods and miscellaneous household items. I’m really struggling. I go to work in deep depression and stressful almost everyday. How do I get out of my debt? ... Read More »

                        Emily Wants to Know “I’m Pregnant And Got My Hours Cut. What Do I Do?”

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                        Emily wrote in to me at GetOutOfDebt.org to ask for help. Here is what she said. “I’m having some money problems. I’m having to struggle on making a payment on time and cause I’m pregant my hours got cut back at McDonald’s. Just trying to pay people back and stay on top with my debt with rent. How can i ... Read More »

                          I’m Having Problems With Disability Debt. – Christine

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                          “Hi Steve! I found your site, googling “disability debt” and was happy to see your latest post. I receive $1200 in ssdi payments a month. in addition, i worked part time, earning an additional $600 or so. I lost my job in October, and not having that $600 means i have racked up about $2k in credit card debt (with ... Read More »

                            Tim Wants His Share of Free Money Available to Consolidate His Debt

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                            “Dear Steve, We are currently $2600.00 behind on all are bills, including our mortgage. I can’t get aloan cause it would be just another bill. I was looking for someone who might just give a gift. I really want to go into Christmas stress free. I have a beautiful wife and two children.It is really hard looking at them with ... Read More »

                              I am a Single Mother, in a Hole, and Can’t Pay My Bills. – Casie

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                              Casie “Dear Steve, I am a single mother of a 3 year old boy. I am unemployed. I have hospital bills that I can’t afford, I have a $200 dollar loan that I can’t pay back, I have child support fees I can’t pay. I have a $600 ticket for a dui I can’t pay. I’m sick of it. Just ... Read More »

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