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I’m Not Making Any Progress Paying Back My Sallie Mae Student Loans. – Krista

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Krista “Dear Steve, I have just over 74k in student loan debt with sallie mae. One bill is for about 55K at a 5.1% interest rate. The other if for about 19k at a 4.75% interest rate. I have been paying $550 a month for almost a year now and I am not seeing a reduction in my loan! Please ... Read More »

I Have Too Much Debt And I’m Going Back to School. – Ken

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“Dear Steve, Hello i have to much debt i am going back to school and need some relief i want to pay what i owe but i can’t make the payments Is there a way to consolodate all my debt and lower my interest rate and how will this ffect my credit Ken” Don’t miss our free Get Out of ... Read More »

I’m in a Debt Management Program and I Can’t Afford It. What Should I Do? – Anne

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“Dear Steve, I owe tons in credit cards and am in dept management. That payment takes half of my salery each month and now my student loans are out of forberance and i don’t qualify for financial hardship. Is debt arbitration legitamite? They say they can cut my debt by 60% and my payments would be half of what I ... Read More »

I Need Some Advice and Referrals For Bankruptcy and a Debt Financial Counselor. – Georgina

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Georgina “Dear Steve, I owe a total of about 130k in cc & student loan debt. Student loans account for 70k. not sure how to start repay or bankrupy. I’m just 2 years back in workforce now. I make 50k yr with room for increase near future. Help, overwhelmed I need some referrals for debt finanical counselors and or bnkruptcy ... Read More »

Rebecca the Nurse Wants to Get Her Student Loans Off Life Support

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“Dear Steve, Student loans private 30,000 at 10% with five separate loan groups/amounts refuse to consolidate and lose control of options. Federal two groups one at 27,000 the other 29,000 both at 5.75%. 39 years old and have been working as a nurse for 1 year making at this time $62,000. I want to attack my sallie mae loans! I’m ... Read More »

Anne is Struggling With Her Student Loans and Sallie Mae

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“Dear Steve, I am currently in debt management and I have used up all of my forberance. I cannot make the payments. Half of my take home pay goes to debt management. Is there any way I can postpone payments rather than forberance or financial hardship? Sallie Mae will not give me financial hardship–they say I make too much gross ... Read More »

Lauren is in a Fabulous Foreign Country and Can’t Afford Her Student Loans

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“Dear Steve, Okay, I am currently a grad student in a foreign country which is cool and wonderful and educational and definitely worth the money. However, it’s costing me money. I currently have a $77,000 price tag in student loans and would like to reduce this amount. Because I am overseas it is very difficult to get a job and ... Read More »

C Wants to Defer Student Loans Without Hurting the Credit Report

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C “Dear Steve, I paid my way through college and fortunately could afford to take out only subsidized Stafford loans amounting to $10,000. After graduating I planned to find a full time job but have only found part time temporary jobs. I clustered these jobs over the last eight months and have been able to pay down my debt to ... Read More »

Graduate From College With Good Grades And Get A New House

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An inovative new program from Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas significantly rewards students that graduate within five years, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, secure employment in the Dallas metropolitan area, maintain a good credit history and donate 400 hours of volunteer time to the community. University president Michael Sorrell is quoted as saying “This program ... Read More »

Constipated Lending Makes Economy Ill

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Our economic life cycle is dependent on all all parties doing their fair share of the heavy lifting. Finance companies and banks lend – consumers buy stuff using credit – stuff must be built – jobs are created and so forth. We keep hearing about a crushing windpipe grip on banks and the government pleading to them to lend again. ... Read More »

Credit Card Horror Stories: Tales of Credit Limit Reductions and Account Closures

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Bankrate.com did a story on Friday (sorry for not getting to this earlier) highlighting some of the same stuff that I've been pointing out here for weeks. More and more customers are experiencing credit-limit reductions and account closures. Over the course of the past few weeks, Bankrate.com readers have been chiming in with their own credit-card tales. Many of their stories will seem familiar. Read More »

College Students Sell Happiness Instead of Blood To Pay Back Student Loans

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A recent article in the Penn State newspaper disturbed me greatly. Surveys are indicating that students would rather go for a bigger paycheck over happiness, in order to deal with debts. It is one thing to seek a bigger paycheck over happiness but what these young students don’t realize is that dissatisfaction with your job easily leads you to excessive ... 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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