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How Can I Find Out Who is Handling Pay Day Loans I Took Out? – Brit

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How am I able to see what check into cash / pay day loans I have taken out? In 2008 I was in college and working an internship. At that time, I took out a few loans and now have a detective calling me. Is there a way to see where these loans are and have gone to? Apparently they ... Read More »

I’m Paying Off Old Collection Account But I Want Better Credit So I Can Buy a House. – Angie

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“Dear Steve, Have several old collection accounts (most are over 2 years old). Also had late vehicle payments. Have since paid off the vehicle and bought another, which I am current on. Have paid off 3 other old collections, but still have about $3000 worth of debt. My score was around 590 a few months ago. Since then I have ... Read More »

How Do I Make the Collector Go After My Ex-Husband For His Debts Instead of Me? – Sarah

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“Dear Steve, I have made mistakes in the past with bills. I really didn’t care about my credit. I am now 32 and have a credit score of 545 and have woke up to my stupid past. I have 14 derogatory things on my credit report. Most of them are not even over 300. I am making payments on 4 ... Read More »

Do I Pay Off Old Debts First or New Debts First? – Jeanette

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“Dear Steve, I am trying to get my financial house in order, I must work on cleaning my credit. Shall I pay off old debts or new debts first? Jeanette” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads of practical advice, tips, and help to beat back debt. ... Read More »

Can the Creditor Start the Clock on My Debt All Over Again? – Deb

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“Dear Steve, About 7 years ago I went through a nasty divorce. I ended up signing paperwork to just leave with my children and not pursue any compensation from marriage(of 11 years). A few months later, the nightmare began. I didnt realize I also was responsible for debt that had my name on it. I was a single mom, making ... Read More »

I’m Feeling Defeated About My Financial Future. – Nicki

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Nicki “Dear Steve, When I left college with credit card debt I had no way of paying, no real job and student loans piled on top, I was struggling to keep from drowning in debt. Top that off with medical isses (no insurance) and those bills, it took almost seven years to pay back the largest items after being delinquent ... Read More »

Midland Credit is Trying to Collect an Old Debt. – Tina

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“Dear Steve, Midland credit trying to collect on an old account that I think is over 6yrs old. Also I live in TN. Since the acct is old how can I find out the details about it? I haven’t heard a thing about this acct is several yrs until today. They clam I owe 9k on a 2k limit cc ... Read More »

Should I Bother to Payoff Old Debt to Improve My Credit Score? – Kristen

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“Dear Steve, I have recently started to pay down some of my old debts, but have become somewhat skeptical of how effective this tactic is in regards to improving my credit score. I have heard a wide variety of things from different people. My question is, if the accounts are already in collections and they are old, should they still ... Read More »

I Ran Into a Rough Time and Defaulted on All My Credit Cards. – Scott

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“Dear Steve, About 6 years ago I ran into very rough times and defaulted on all of my credit cards. They were all charged off and my credit was ruined. I was too afraid to file for bankruptcy and opted to do nothing (foolish me). At any rate, I was sued by one creditor for $17,000 but the judge denied ... Read More »

I’m a 37 Year Old Student, Working Part Time and Mother of 4. – Kim

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Kim “Dear Steve, Student at 37, working part time and full time mother to 4. I have just graduated with my associates degree and working (making $11 hr.). I have a daughter (14) and custody of 3 neice (8, 11, 12). Now that I am back in the work force I am wanting to start taking care of my old ... Read More »

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