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My Student Loan Story From Hell. – Jody

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“Dear Jeremy, My student loan story of hell. Between 1985 and 1989, I took out student loans to the total of approximately $14,000. Being a single mother, thought education would get me a better job than a factory job. So I got my education and could not find a job that would pay me enough to pay rent, electricity, gas, ... Read More »

Student Loans – People Speak Out About Drowning in Student Loans

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Here is our latest video on debt. This time it’s all about the burden of student loans. Nothing says frustration like a lifetime of debt for a degree you never finished. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

I Need Student Loan Forgiveness. – Jim

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I am a sixty one year old male, married and I have five children (three steps and 2 bilogical). Many years ago I took out student loans totally aproximately $12,000.00. My wife at that time and myself got into financial trouble and had to file bankruptcy. I was told by our attorney that my student loans would be dismissed by ... Read More »

I’m a Teacher. How Can I Get My Federal Stafford Student Loans Forgiven? – Aimie

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Aimie “Hi Steve, I graduated from ORU in 2007 with 72k in school debt. I have been doing volunteer work for a year and have now been married and moved to NYC. I am working in a private Christian school as a teacher for the 3rd and 4th grades making a salary of 20k. I have been putting a 100% ... Read More »

My Old Student Loans are Holding Me Down. – Sharon

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“Dear Steve, I took a quick, 9 month accounting course back in 1998, but through lack of employment, and neglect. the student loan for which I took to pay for the course has been in default for most of the past 11 years. After completing the course in which I maintained a 4.0 gpa, I was only able to achieve ... Read More »

I Went Bankrupt in 2005, I am a Disabled Vet, and My Student Loans are Coming Due. – Ben

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Ben “Dear Steve, I am about to turn 30 years old and my financial picture is basically in the dumps. I have a B.S. in accounting and for the moment a good job that pays me less than 95% of the rest of the world makes (less than $30k/yr and not a single benefit). I am a disabled Vet and ... Read More »

Drowning in Student Loans?

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If you can’t make payments on your student loans, don’t panic. Don’t just give up and invite default, either. Default means that your credit will be damaged and your loan balance will increase dramatically with the addition of collection fees. And once you default, the holder of your loan will probably grab a portion of your paycheck and nab any ... Read More »

Student Loan Debt: The Next Subprime Bubble to Burst?

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I just finished watching the Frontline PBS show College, Inc. about for-profit education and the resulting student loan debt. It was estimated that students in for-profit colleges will graduate with double the amount of student loan debt as compared to a traditional university. The default rate was alarming as well. For-profit colleges account for 10% of students but 44% of ... Read More »

We Are Making More Money Than Before But Slipping Further Into Debt. – Lynn

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“Dear Steve, My husband and I are making more money than ever before but keep getting further in debt. We used up our savings 2 yrs ago due to being out of work for an illness and had to use credit cards to make ends meet. The balances grew so that when both our jobs became stable again we were ... Read More »

I Have Two MBAs But Need Financial Help. – Oshana

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Oshana “Dear Steve, Steve…thank you for your fine work…..I am a management consultant and writer with 2 MBA’s and wonderful experience afer 17 years in the field. I am now charging more for my services and getting it, am becoming recognized in my field and have a book. I have 2 questions: 1. Have a credit card and line of ... Read More »

Hi Steve, I Have Another Question For You About My Student Loans. – Samantha

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Samantha “Dear Steve, Hi Steve, You were already kind enough to answer one of my questions (re: out of control Private Student Loans) and am now hoping that you can help with a follow-up question. I recently earned a decent-sized bonus at work that I’d like to throw towards some of my student loan debt. The amount is large enough ... 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 Grandmother and Getting My Social Security Check Garnished For Student Loans. – Janis

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“Dear Steve, I’m a 68 yr old grandma of 2 young (10/14 yr old) grandchildren. I went to college to upgrade my employment status in 1998 or 1999, I don’t remember. I finished in 2000 and at that time had a student loan balance of about 3500.00. Could not find a job and had to request forbarence to carry me. ... Read More »

I Left an Abusive Boyfriend 9 Months Ago and I’m Trying to Start Over. – Jen

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Jen “Dear Steve, I’m on disability. I left an abusive boyfriend 9 months ago and I’m trying to start over again. I already have student loans I can’t pay back. Which I will have to deal with as I can. I ended up leaving school due to illness. I’m worried mostly about the credit cards I got in my name ... Read More »

I Can’t Repay My Student Loans I Had When My Husband Was in the Military. – Debbie

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“Dear Steve, My husband was in the military and i went to college for almost 2yrs then he was deployed to europe, the family had to follow. i was unable to finish school. he then went off to the iraq war and got medically boarded out of the army. unfortunatley it took a toll on the family and we are ... Read More »

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