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Lowen Wants to Know “Can I Budget My Way Out Of Debt?”

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Lowen “Dear Steve, I have $102,000.00 in student loans, $21,000 in credit debt, and can’t budget my way out of a wet paper bag. I make $21.40 per hr and work 36 hrs a week, my wife works and makes $11.50 per hr and works 30 hrs per week. I own nothing of value, no homes, my cars are at ... Read More »

I Need to Get My Student Loans Out of Forbearance?

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Quinton “Dear Steve, I need to get my student loans out of forberrence? What is the best way to consolidate? Quinton” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads of practical advice, tips, and help to beat back debt. – Click Here The Answer   Dear Quinton Forbearance ... Read More »

I Enrolled Into Westwood College Online for a Career in Criminal Justice. – Matthew

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“Dear Steve, In 2007 I enrolled into Westwood College Online for a career in Criminal Justice. I got approved for like $6000 through the school $150/ month while attending the school, plus a Sallie Mae loan for like $7000 which I believe its a loan I must pay back after I graduate. Due to the economy I decided to stop ... 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 »

My Girlfriend is Mentally Ill, Has Student Loans and Owes Bank of America. – Aaron

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Aaron “Hello Steve, My girlfriend is a full time student in college. She has maxed out her Bank of America credit card ($6,000) and has about $5,000 in student loans. She has a mental illness and most likely won’t be working for quite some time. She has missed one payment about 4-5 months ago. Her credit card rate I believe ... Read More »

I’m Willing to Co-Sign a Loan to Help Out My Guy. – Lou

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Lou “Dear Steve, Asking for my guy. He’s currently about $50,000 in debt between his student loan, car loan, and using his credit card to pay bills while he was out of work. The card is a bit over $6k, car is between $10 and 11k, and the student loan is around $34k. He currently makes about $30,000 a year ... Read More »

Richard Writes In “How Do I My Share Of Government Money To Get Out Of Debt?”

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Richard wrote to me at GetOutOfDebt.org and asked me the question below. If you have a question you’d like to ask, just visit GetOutOfDebt.org to contact me. “Dear Steve, I keep hearing about free money from the government to pay off my debt. How can I get some of that money so I can get ride of my credit card ... Read More »

I’m Thinking of Suicide Because of My Student Loans. – John

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“Dear Steve, My student loans are almost $42,000 dollars. I pay almost $260 dollars per month and all but $12 dollars is interest and the principal continues to go higher. I am 47 years old and working as a Nursing Assistant. I work very hard! I had graduated in 1997 from two years of Legal Assisting with Honors. I did ... Read More »

Louis Says “I Feel Like Killing Myself Because of My Debts”

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Louis “Dear Steve, I feel like I’m drowning and I even have suicidal thoughts. I barely make my mortgage payments (minimum interest only). Late on my line of credit payments – threatiing foreclosure. 50+ thousand in student loans. I would like to sell my condo but the market is so low no one is buying and I would not get ... Read More »

My Sister-In-Law is a Paranoid Schizophrenic With Student Loans We Cosigned For. – Sara

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Sara “Dear Steve, My sister-in law has recently been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and is currently locked up in in a mental hospital for the next few months, possibily years at this point. She owes about 6000 in student loans for which she has defaulted on. My husband is a co-signer on her loan so he is now forced to ... Read More »

Robert Says “Please help. I never knew financial burdens can cause so much stress.”

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“Dear Steve, I have a $190,000 mortgage @ $1614. mo w/escrow. I am $66,000 in credit card debt @ $1520. per mo. Married with 4 children and over my head in bills it’s hard to put food on the table. My income is $5400 mo. I have $34,000 of credit card debt and my wife who does not work outside ... Read More »

“I Have Three Degrees But I’m Broke And Miserable”

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Theresa “Dear Steve, I have $75,000 in school loans and I have one job bringing in $360 per week after taxes and another job where I make $150 per week after taxes. My car payment is $251, rent is $600, utilities are $130, Food is $80, and water is $45. I have a 401(k) with $6,000. Help me. I feel ... Read More »

My Life Has Been a Roller Coaster and I’m Trying to Get it Together Now. – Christi

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“Dear Steve, I am permanently disabled with bipolar, adhd, severe pptsd, and am trying to get my life together. I have spent most of my life in and out of the foster care system and juvenile hall. I have pretty much lost everything I have ever loved…from my best friend who was murdered by a mutual acquaintance to the loss ... Read More »

My Social Security Check Will Be Garnished for a Student Loan I Did Not Take Out. – Verna

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“Dear Steve, My child took a student aid loan in 1996. I was contacted today by a collection agency stating that they will garnish my soc.sec.disability check if this loan is not paid. I did not take this loan out even though it is in my name. The collector stated that I must press charges against my child for this ... Read More »

I’m Living Off My Student Loans and Need to Get Out of Credit Card Debt. – Nancy

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“Dear Steve, I am a full time graduate student who works occassionally. Mainly, I live off my student loans. I have 23K in credit card debt and need to get out of it because I don’t have much money to work with. I’m nervous about consolidating my credit cards because I heard that it doesn’t look good on your credit ... Read More »

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