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I Was Homeless and an Alcoholic and Have Some Debt. – John

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“Dear Steve, I was homeless for a long time & had a drinking problem iv gone through some programs in one now that helps with rent. im 65 & on a fixed income of 730.a mo. letters say i owe 900 to a co. down so. i know theres more cant get a debt list. an dont know how i ... Read More »

I Was Homeless and Took a Student Loan But Now I’m Drowning in Debt. – Jeanie

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“Dear Damon, I took a student loan while I was homeless…I was totally convinced what I was told that the more education I have the better because I can then have a good job, get out of my situation and at the same time pay off what I owe (student loan) but it did not come true for me having ... Read More »

The Homeless Project – Part 3

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This is the third and final video in a series we shot to help get a new perspective on money, credit, and debt problems. I selected a series of questions sent in through the GetOutOfDebt.org site and we went out and asked some homeless people if they would be willing to participate in this project and share their opinion to ... Read More »

I’ve Been Aggressively Paying Down Debt But My Unemployment Ends in Three Months. – Shelia

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“Dear Steve, I had been aggressively paying down debt over the past couple of years (eliminated car loan and student loan long ago, and I have paid down credit card debt). I lost my job in July of 2009, and I have not yet been able to find another to replace it. I have enough to cover my bills in ... Read More »

Foreclosed Homeowners Return to Poke Around Old Home After Six Months

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Here is a very interesting video from a family that was previously evicted from their home and returned six months later to look at the old house again. What struck me in the video was their statements about how much stuff they left behind when they had to leave the home. My experience with visiting foreclosures is they are often ... Read More »

The Homeless Project – Part 2 [Video]

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This is the second video in a series we shot to help get a new perspective on money, credit, and debt problems. I selected a series of questions sent in through the GetOutOfDebt.org site and we went out and asked some homeless people if they would be willing to participate in this project and share their opinion to help answer ... Read More »

The Homeless Project – Part 1

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This is the first video in a series we shot to help get a new perspective on money, credit, and debt problems. I selected a series of questions sent in through the GetOutOfDebt.org site and we went out and asked some homeless people if they would be willing to participate in this project and share their opinion to help answer ... Read More »

Substitute Teacher Lives in Shelter Instead of Paying Rent. – Tim

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“Dear Steve, My Brother-in-Law is deeply in debt. He was laid off from work 6 years ago and hasn’t found a decent job since. He isn’t very smart when it comes to money and lived off his savings until it was all gone. He is now 60 years old, has several thousands of dollars on credit debt, owes thousands in ... Read More »

I’m Homeless and Hopelessly in Debt. What Should I Do? – Darrell

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Darrell “Dear Steve, Went on SSI about 18 months ago, and lost everything. Im homeless now. Getting my food at food banks, and shelter wherever. My only sorce of income is SSI. I receive 850 dollars a month. I have around 10,000 in credit card debt. I also have about 2500 in payday loans i owe. I dont know what ... Read More »

Unemployed, Broke, No Family, and in Debt. – Shelia

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“Dear Steve, I recently lost my job due to a conflict with the boss’s son. I had no chance. My claim for unemployment benefits are still pending investigation, while the bills have already spiraled out of control. I don’t even open the mail anymore, as I can’t pay 1 cent and seeing those threatening messages make me cry uncontollably. My ... Read More »

I Am Pregnant and Unemployed. Are Their Companies That Can Provide Me With Debt Relief? – Chris

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“Dear Steve, I’m 3 months pregnant. I have been out of work since February of this year. I have an outstanding credit card debt of approximately $12,000. I’m afraid that I won’t find a job soon to pay off my debt and eventually be homeless with child. Are there any companies that provide debt relief for someone who is unempolyed? ... Read More »

Out of Work, Foreclosed On, and Now Homeless – Video

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I came across this video of Jay that found himself out of work, foreclosed on, and is now struggling on the streets. While I didn’t tape this interview, Mark Hovarth from InvisiblePeople.tv did and I’m glad he’s out there doing this. Jay from InvisiblePeople.tv on Vimeo. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

Jannelle is Young, Homeless and Starting Over.

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Jannelle is only 21 but for the past six weeks she has lived at the rescue mission and has had a place to sleep off the streets. In fact today she landed a job at a new restaurant at the local mall. While she previously worked in a management position in Atlanta at a marketing firm, she has struggled with ... Read More »

Meet Virginia. Homeless But Hopeful.

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Virginia was a very nice woman that I met in front of the Rescue Mission. She was nice enough to share her story about being homeless and starting over. She was working but the company went bankrupt and her unemployment ran out and then she found herself homeless. What surprised me the most was the story she told me about ... Read More »

I’ve Got a Debt Situation. Can You Please Listen? – Noname

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Noname “Dear Steve, My situation now seems totally hopeless and I am facing homelessness I am not sure if I am asking a question (or questions) of you or just need you to read and listen, probably a little of both. I am a single/divorced women in her mid-fifties. I was divorced and raised my only child by myself, which ... Read More »

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