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I’m So Stressed and Deep in Debt I Don’t Know What to Do? – Julie

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“Dear Steve, I had my first child in 1990 and have been an at home mother ever since. I left my good paying job to raise my now 4 children and would do it all over again. I have accumulated over $170,000 in credit card debt and need to find a way to pay this off quicker to get some ... Read More »

Spent Through 401k Money But Can’t Afford Bills. Husband Unemployed. – Jan

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“Dear Steve, My husband lost his job about 4 years ago. We were in debt then and had started to make extra payments to try to get out of debt. With the loss of his income, I went back to just making minimum payments on everything. I took money out of my 401k just to help us pay bills on ... Read More »

My College Related Debt Creates a Lot of Anxiety. – David

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“Dear Steve, During college I moved out with a friend, which went sour and I end up owing about $1,200 when I had to move out because she didn’t pay. Then my father, who had promised to help me with school went on disability and I couldn’t afford my apt and bills. After this I decided to continue on with ... Read More »

I’m Scared, Engaged, Pregnant and Terrified. – Alex

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“Dear Steve, I got married in Sept 201 and unfortunately he ended up being the wrong person and abusive. I am still in the process of getting divorced. I racked up around 30k in credit card debt from the wedding and now for paying household and dily expenses on one income. I am living in the house which is still ... Read More »

I Can Make My Monthly Payments But Can’t Breathe. – Jas

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“Dear Steve, I have 6 credit cards. One of which I am over the limit by about $500 because I didn’t read the fine print and ended up with a $900 interest fee. Between all six cards I am currently in over $20k in debt. I make $46k a year and still going to school which I use student loans ... Read More »

My Debt Has Me Stressed to the Max. I Need to Get Out of Debt Now! – Angie

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“Dear Steve, My troubles were starting in late 2007 but I didnt really know it. I brought a house when the real estate market was starting to crash. It was basically a house that I built to make some money for my retirement. Well I had the house on the market for 2 years and ended up loosing it to ... Read More »

I Am Trying to Get Caught Up On My Bills But to No Avail. – John

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“Dear Steve, I am trying to get caught up on my bills but to no avail. Wife was laid off for ten months and i have gotten so far behind seems ther is no end in sight. I have gotten on a payment plan to keep my home for the time being but want to know if i can lump ... Read More »

I Am Extremely Overwhelmed and Stressed About My Debt. – Julie

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Julie “Dear Steve, I have about $70,000 in credit card debt with interest rates ranging from 12% to 26% on the highest balances due to medical expenses. I have a $250,000 home equity line of credit on my home to support a business I co-own, another home that is worth about $50,000 less than I paid for it, a personal ... Read More »

I am a Debt Collector and Now I’m in Big Trouble With Debt Myself. – Brent

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“Dear Steve, I 42 years old, my wife and I have been married 11 years and have two boys ages 9 an 5. I have had a good career in the collections business over the years, so finding myself in this situation is extremely difficult. Not only are we in debt, but it seems the bottom has fallen out and ... Read More »

We Have Not Been Getting a Lot of Sleep Recently While We Worry About Our Debt. – KL

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“Dear Steve, Steve, my husband and I are not getting a lot of sleep lately and we very much related to your story. Thank you. Our situation is my husband is in the real estate business and his income has drastically been reduced. We bought and sold a lot of real estate investment properties and did well when things were ... Read More »

I Am In Constant Anxiety About Our Debt. – Amy

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“Dear Steve, I am married with 2 young children under the age of 5. My husband has been out of work since the Fall. He is under a non-compete which makes it difficult for him to find work in his field until November 2010, at which time the non-compete expires. I include this info because there is a real possibility ... Read More »

I Feel Like I’m Drowning in My Debt. I Can’t Breathe and I’m in Tears. – Erika

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“Dear Steve, Hi there, I am writing you today because I feel like I am drowning. I woke up at 5 this morning in tears because of it. I am sure a lot of people who write you say the same thing. I am a divorced mother of two and I make about $36,000 a year as an administrative assistant. ... Read More »

My Debt Scares Me And Keeps Me Up At Night. – Lee

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“Dear Steve, It’s about 6 am already – been awake since midnight after a couple of hours of sleep. I am in such a frightening situation and it’s all because of our financial crisis. To top it all off, we recently had a flood in our basement which doesnt help much. We are in danger of foreclosure. Lived in our ... Read More »

You’ve Been With Me on Many Sleepless Nights. – Colleen

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“Hi Steve, I have $100,00 in credit card debt. I am an independent travel consultant and due to the economy my business is at 0. My monthly expenses are around $2000 per month this includes the credit card payments. My husband deals with the rest, such as mortage, food, etc. I am not late yet on credit cards but this ... Read More »

I’ve Been So Busy Caring For Everyone Else I’ve Let My Credit Go. – Marjorie

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“Dear Steve, I am about $75,000 in debt, with no means to continue to meet monthly payments, cover my two mortgages, and cover reasonable living expenses. I own a sole proprietorship and have started a not-for-profit company. Last year my total sales were $73,000. I have two mortgages totaling $2900/month, and have long been a single parent – my youngest ... Read More »

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