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I Am a Compulsive Gambler in Debt. – Delia

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Delia “Dear Steve, I’m a compulsive gambler. I identified my addiction a year ago and have been attending GA meetings faithfully for the past six months. The meetings are helping but in the past three years I had borrowed so much money to gamble that I just can’t seem to get caught up. The majority from family and friends. I ... Read More »

How to Find Joy in the Midst of Financial Troubles. For Me, it is a Camera or a Motorcycle.

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In the past I’ve written about how important it is to not let your debt situation ruin your life. See “Don’t Let Your Debt Consume Your Life. Take Advantage of Free Beauty Around You.” Today I wanted to share with you another love in my life, my Suzuki Burgman motorcycle. I love to ride and if you already own a ... Read More »

ChevGirl Writes In And Says “My Marriage is Suffering Because of Our Debt”

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ChevGirl “Dear Steve, Well I am not thinking about death or anything, I am a Christian. I am just having a very difficult time with our finances. The stress is becoming unbearable. My marriage is suffering because of it. Me and my husband work in agriculture, we do not make much and we are $55,000 in debt. I have payments ... Read More »

I Work at a Car Dealership and Think My Truck Will Have to be Repossessed. – Kristi

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Kristi “Dear Steve, I bought a truck 3 years ago on 5 year loan. Since, my husband and I have moved out of state where I began working for a car dealership. We then purchased a truck for him with my employee discount. The owners of the dealership were then forced to sell the business, and I was hired by ... Read More »

Fear and Loathing in Debt

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Being in debt is not an emotional walk in the park and unless you know what it is like, you can’t feel the pain or suffering that goes with it. People forget or don’t know what it is like to be in debt. No, not the kind of debt where you owe Bob a bit for spotting you for lunch. ... Read More »

Green Tree Servicing Debt Collector Sued For Killing Man From Stress and Intimidation

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Dianne McLeod recalls her husband, Stanley, getting so visibly upset when the debt collectors called that she had to take the phone away from him. She believes constant harassing phone calls and other tactics eventually killed him. “I think they were a major contributor to his death because of the stress and what I saw it doing to him,” she ... Read More »

I Can’t Sleep. I’m So Stressed About My Debt.

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I don’t know why but tonight after two hours of sleep, I was wide awake. My solution was to head up to the guest room and watch some television in hopes I would fall back to sleep. No such luck. As I laid there watching the overnight infomercials on the little television I could not help but remember those days ... Read More »

Should I Quit My Job Before I File Bankruptcy? – Jim

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“Dear Steve, Married 15yrs raising 13 year old. My wife and I have been struggling with credit card debt for quite some time (10-12yrs). All this time, everytime we used credit I had in the back of my head that this is not the right thing to do. We have now decided something has to be done. We both have ... Read More »

Dude, I Am Totally Freaking Out Over My Debt! – Margaret

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Margaret “Dear Steve, Help! We need serious advice! My husband and I have combined CC debt of almost $50,000. We have never been late on payments, but that is all about to change because we are about to hit rock bottom. In a year we have both watched our credit card scores fall from 748 and 720 each by almost ... Read More »

Debt is Dragging Even Me Down, Mentally.

Right now it is a beautiful North Carolina day with the sun shinning over a blue sky, birds singing and a gentle breeze is blowing. In some respects it is a tremendous day worth living. But I’ve got to be honest, I’m trying to get in the mood to dive into the never ending requests for help that are sent ... Read More »

We Are Sinking Fast And Using Credit Cards For Daily Purchases. – Valerie

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URGENT QUESTION! Valerie “Dear Steve, I cried all through writing the question. Situation is that we’ve always paid our credit card bills and always been on time and lately our credit score keeps getting worse and worse. Our mortgage/taxes/insurance costs $3000.00 per month so I don’t want to default on that. Yes, we have remortgaged too many times. Presently, I’m ... Read More »

Financial Counselor, Credit Counselor and Foreclosure Counselor Stress

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The real world can never understand how much pressure a credit counselor, debt counselor or housing counselor deals with on a daily basis. Allowing your work to invade your walls is easy to do. Those of us who care can find ourselves worrying about the people that turn to us for help and not letting them down. But we often ... Read More »

I’m Afraid I’m Going To Get Laid Off. How Will I Pay My Bills? What Will I Do?

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“Dear Steve, When I read the news I get so afraid that I will get laidoff. Business at work seems to be slow and I find myself surfing the internet more at work and reading more of these stories about the pink slips that are coming. I’ve got bills and credit card debt to payoff and a wife and kids ... Read More »

Crys Writes In And Asks “We’ve Been to Credit Counseling But Should We File For Bankruptcy?”

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“Dear Steve Hi! I am a piano teacher, and due the bad economy have very few students, even though I am used to having plenty. We just moved because we could no longer afford where we lived. We gave up our house in a deed in lieu of foreclosure. My husband took a cut in pay. We owe about $400 ... Read More »

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