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I Got a Call From a Student Loan Helpline Company About My Loans. – Tracey

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“Dear Steve, So I have roughly $75k in federal student loan debt, that due to economic hardship, I am having difficulty paying. I got a call from one of these so called “Student loan help line” companies that told me that if I let them consolidate my loans that the max I would have to pay is 197 payments and ... Read More »

Sick Daughter Led to Debt. How Can I Get Out of Debt and Not Hurt My Security Clearance? – Mike

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“Dear Steve, My wife and I have about $65,000 in credit card debt. It started when our daughter was born 12 years ago with a severe rare medical condition. In order to stay up on medical bills, mortgage, utilities we resorted to credit cards to offset our income. Over the years this added up on us. We are not late ... Read More »

Retiring Military With Big Debt. Should I Cash Out My IRA to Protect My Security Clearance? – Tim

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“Dear Steve, I am a retiring military officer with about 3200 in post tax income for retirement. This is enought to pay my mortgage and put food on the table. I also have a mass mutual whole life annuity for 250000 and my retirement check will have survivors benefit of half current payment. I am 40k in credit card debt, ... Read More »

Credit Cards and Government Student Loans Need Debt Relief and Debt Advice to Enter Military. – Paul

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Sir, I wanted to ask you what my options are concerning my credit card and government student loan debt, as it seems that everyone has special interests and they are not primarily interested in helping you first when it comes to debt relief. When I went to college in 2003 right out of high school I was a full ride ... Read More »

I’m an E5 in the Army. Should I Go With Wites & Kapten Instead of Bankruptcy? – Vic

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“Dear Steve, Well i’m about 40k in debt. I’m and E5 in the army. I have a security clearance. I got a letter from wites and kapetan. Its sounds decent. Has anyone heard of them. should i go with them. I can not file bankrupcy because of my clearance. if i did that, my clearance would be gone. Vic” Don’t ... Read More »

Will My Security Clearance Be Denied? – james

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I have about a little over $3,000 in debt with no established credit history. I do intend to pay off this debt in time. About $2,000 worth of the total debt is owed to the Dept. of Education. I don’t think this is substancial enough to matter just would like some input. Thanks! Will a top secret security clearance be ... Read More »

I’m Active Duty Assigned to a New Post With a House I Can’t Sell. – Robert

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“Dear Steve, You answered a similar question from an active duty member regarding mortgage relief. My situation is as follows. I am active duty, bought a house while on active duty in Colorado Springs. Lived there no problem however I have been ordered to a new post. I have tried to sell the house, but like many, my house is ... Read More »

I’m Worried That Debt Settlement Will Hurt My Security Clearance

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“Dear Steve, I’m in a situation right now where my credit issues are being questioned because of my security clearance. I first made arrangements with the vehicle collection agency to settle the amount of $5080.00. I have made the first payment and received paperwork asking about my credit situation from the Government. In feeling very pressured to do something about ... Read More »

Is My Top Secret Security Clearance in Jeopardy From My Debt? – Mark

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“Dear Steve, I currently have a Top Secret Clearance with my job but i also have alot of debt. I’m current with all my payments but things are getting really tight. I’m worried my debts are gonna get out of control and that it could affect the clearance i have. I have worked really hard to get where i am ... Read More »

Do I Need Good Credit to Get a Top Secret Clearance? Can I Get a Security Clearance if I Go Bankrupt? – Alex

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“Dear Steve, Hello Steve. I appreciate the advice that you provide us with (=: I’m 27 years old, naturalized citizen (born in Russia). Currently in the Army National Guard (Intelligence). My chain of command hasn’t filed clearance paperwork yet because they’re waiting for me to resolve my $25000 unsecured credit card debt (including 1 personal loan). I’ve accumulated this debt ... Read More »

I Was Thinking of Taking Your Advice and Filing for Bankruptcy. – Miss M

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“Dear Steve, I was thinking of taking your advice and filing for bankruptcy. Of course, I’d like to apply to buy a house, especially during this time when the housing market is down (Good for us buyers but bad for current owners). Also, I expect to get my clearance background cleared and updated (I had a re-open investigation when I ... Read More »

Divorce Debt Mountain While Trying To Get Security Clearance – Robert

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“Dear Steve, I went through a divorce in 2004 and i was stuck with most of the bills. I am in the military and i am trying to get a security clear., but am having trouble due to all the bills that went past due and charged off from the divorce. I have paid on alot of the bills working ... Read More »

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