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My Car Was Repossessed, My Wages are Garnished and I’m Not Sure if Bankruptcy is Right for Me. – Nancy

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“Dear Steve, I have gotten myself into some serious financial problems. While I know that mine is not as bad as some I am behind on every bill and my car was repossessed last night. I am a single mother to 3 girls and I yes I do have a full time job. My husband passed away in 2003 so ... Read More »

I’m a Single Mother of Four. What is the Best Way Out of Debt? – Dawn

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“Dear Steve, I am a single mom of 4. I recently went through a divorce in which my former husband incurred alot of credit card debt – to the tune of $76,000. While the credit is not all mine, it is all in my name and legally I am responsible. My montly net income is approximately $5800. I have been ... Read More »

Single Parent, Stuck in Low Wage Jobs, Huge Student Loan Debt. – Heather

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“Dear Steve, I am a single parent, sort of an empty nester, but not quite. I have always worked low wage jobs because I don’t know the right people. I thought my brains and work ethic would get me past that. Long story short, I finally graduated college at 40, but I am still working the same dead end job ... Read More »

I’m a Single Mother. How Can I Get Out of This Debt and Get Ahead in Life? – Shauna

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“Dear Steve, Hi, Steve! My name is Shauna and I am a 22 year old single mother attending a community college and living at home with my mother and three other siblings in a 3 bedroom apartment. A lot, right? Well, the thing is that I used to attend an university but was kicked out due to a substantial financial ... Read More »

I’m a Single Mother Stuck in Debt. I’m Stressed, Apprehensive, and Worried.

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“Dear Steve, Hi Steve, I am a 35 year old single mother, who has about $15,xxx.xx in credit card debt. I’ve been robbing Peter to pay Paul, and need a smart way out. Can you please give me insight, as to how I can get out of debt, without using a debt consolidating company? I’ve been considering using one of ... Read More »

I’m a Single Mom and Pregnant With My Second Child. Need Financial Advice. – Melody

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I’m a single mom and currently pregnant with my second I had to put my traffic fines and student loan aside because I am not working and untill I can start a new job I only have 300$ a month from assitance to pay anything they suspended my licence also… Can I work with these people to bring down my ... Read More »

Single Mother Trying to Raise 6 Kids While Working Part Time. Capital One is Suing. – Sunny –

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“Dear Steve, I’ve always paid my bills on time and eventually obtained a credit score as high as 720. I became pregnant in 2009 and 4 months into my pregnancy I started getting complications and was ordered to bed rest by my doctor. I was out on medical/family leave for my remaining 5 months so I only received half of ... Read More »

Single Mother, No Help, Trying to Make Ends Meet. – Jennifer

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“Dear Steve, I am a 36 year old single mother of 1. By single, I mean no dad to even help with child expenses. I work FT and contribute 4% to my company’s 401k which is matched 100%. My monthly mortgage is 52% of my take home and I’m currently looking at refinancing from the 5.25% interest rate I currently ... 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 »

I’m a Young Single Mother, Buried in Debt and Student Loans. What Do I Do? – Lea

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“Dear Steve, 25 year old single mom, about $12,000 in consumer debt. also with about $60,000 in student loans. as is the usual story, i started using credit cards while i was in college and spent more than i earned. i had an unplanned pregnancy about a year and a half ago, right after starting a new job. with very ... Read More »

I Had a Baby, Lost My Job, and Can’t Pay My Credit Cards. – Amanda

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“Dear Steve, In October 2008 I lost my job. I have 2 credit cards through Capital One and could not afford to make any type of payments on them bacause I had to pay for food and housing and a baby. I am single so no support from a spouse either to at least pay a little towards card. I ... Read More »

I Am a Single Mother And Going Back to School for Nursing. – Tanya

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Tanya “Dear Steve, Hello, I am a single mother with two children. I have decided to go back to school for nursing, but it is impossible to do so and have or get a job willing to work with the hours that the school requires. I am thinking of getting a loan that would cover my children and myself living ... Read More »

I’m a Low Income Single Mother With a Disabled Son and Collectors are Chasing Me. – Milla

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Milla “Dear Steve, I had a car that was repossed around 2005. The car was sold but the creditors are coming after me saying I have to pay around 7,00 with interest of $43 monthly. They had the sheriff come to my home with some court papers. I also had to fill out some papers the sheriff sent to my ... Read More »

I’m Working With a Credit Counseling Group But I’m Broke. – Cat

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“Dear Steve, I shared most of it on your post about bankruptcies, DMP, and Debt Settlements. I have not been able to establish an emergency fund. I have no money nor credit obviously for a bankruptcy attorney. I still have about $25,000 in debt to pay (and this does not include a student loan that I have not begun making ... Read More »

Single Mother, Struggling, Depressed, Anxious, Can’t Sleep. – Veronica

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“Dear Steve, (struggling) small business owner and single mother. I owe approx 70K in credit cards & credit lines. Tapped out of credit options. In addition, I’m scared, cant sleep, anxiety, etc. I am about to close on 2nd mortgage in order to pay off debts. As an individual, can i negotiate with banks, credit card companies to reduce pay ... Read More »

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