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I’m 20 Years Old. How Can I Deal With My Debt? – Katia

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“Dear Steve, HI MY NAME IS KATIA IM ONLY 20 YEARS OLD AND I HAVE A VERY LOW CREDIT SCORE DUE TO A CREDIT CARD I MAX OUT WHEN I WAS 18 . IM LEAVING ON MY OWN DUE TO MY PARENTS MOVING OUT OF THE STATE I BARELY MANAGE TO GET THROUGH RENT AND ALL.BUT NOW IM UNEMPLOYED IM ... Read More »

I am a Sales Professional, Unemployed and Unable to File Bankruptcy Again. – Vicki

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Vicki “Hi Steve, I have been in sales for quite some time. Unfortunately, the last three years I have had to take a reduction in pay when the companies I worked for either went to commission only, the housing market crashed, or the total compensation packages were “streamlined.” I took what was to be a good job with a great ... Read More »

My Wife and I Are Legally Separated. She Was Served With Court Papers for a Debt. – Ron

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“Dear Steve, My wife and I are legally married with 2 kids, but have been seperated for 3 1/2 years. Last week, she was served with court papers for one of our credit card debts. We have a few cards that have all gone to collections.(around $15,000) Here’s the problem. She and I are both unemployed, we have no money ... Read More »

I Hope God Has a Sense of Humor About My Debt. – Lisa

“Dear Steve, I’m 51 and I’ve created debt in the past 4 years. I’ve never had debts before but I decided that I needed to invest in starting a business and in higher education rather than playing it safe all the time as I did previously. I have about $60,000 worth of debt, now which includes student loans and credit ... Read More »

Can My Creditors Take My Unemployment? – Esther

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“Dear Steve, I have approximately 10,000 in credit card debt. I lost my job several months ago,when my employer had his own financial issues. I had been paying off my debts at double the minimums or more prior to that time. Now if I pay even the minimums on my cards, I can’t pay for the bare necessities. I need ... Read More »

These Are Scary Times For Us. We Are Not Used to Money Problems. – Jennifer

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“Dear Steve, Hi Steve, I have been unemployed for a year and a half. My husband is in the construction industry (and while I probably don’t need to say more) he has been employed on and off again for almost a year. We are both currently unemployed. We have both always worked and have been fiscally responsible. We have excellent ... Read More »

Because My Husband Lost His Job, We Can’t Make Our Credit Card Payments. – Susan

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“Dear Steve, My husband lost his full-time job two weeks ago and I lost my part-time job at the same time. I still have my full-time income, but there is no way we can make the monthly minimum payments on the credit cards. What are some reputable debt management companies that we could contact? There has been so much news ... Read More »

Unemployed, Broke, No Family, and in Debt. – Shelia

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“Dear Steve, I recently lost my job due to a conflict with the boss’s son. I had no chance. My claim for unemployment benefits are still pending investigation, while the bills have already spiraled out of control. I don’t even open the mail anymore, as I can’t pay 1 cent and seeing those threatening messages make me cry uncontollably. My ... Read More »

I Am Pregnant and Unemployed. Are Their Companies That Can Provide Me With Debt Relief? – Chris

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“Dear Steve, I’m 3 months pregnant. I have been out of work since February of this year. I have an outstanding credit card debt of approximately $12,000. I’m afraid that I won’t find a job soon to pay off my debt and eventually be homeless with child. Are there any companies that provide debt relief for someone who is unempolyed? ... Read More »

I Got Laid Off and My Credit Cards Won’t Reduce My Monthly Payments. – Michael

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“Dear Steve, I got laid off a couple of months ago and we cannot get any of the credit card people to reduce monthly payments for us. we are starting to drown. they all tell me that the only way they can help is if i stop paying, then they can help me. How can i get them to drop ... Read More »

How Do I Get The Phone to Stop Ringing With Debt Collectors? – Renee

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URGENT QUESTION! Renee “Dear Steve, My husband and I have both been unemployed since the first of November. We have two small children, two mortgages (total exceeds current market value), and several unsecured debts (nearly $20000). We are currently unable to even pay minimums. The mortgage company will begin foreclosure if we don’t pay them $1500 within the week. We ... Read More »

I Just Got Fired From My Job. What Should I Do? – Marie

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“Dear Steve, I just got fired from my job and now have no source of income to pay my bills which include over $13,000.00 in credit card debts. I’ve always paid my bills on time and am current with all my credit card payments. I have a very good credit score. I have filed for unemployment but it hasn’t been ... Read More »

What’s the Best Way to Keep Our Credit But Reduce Our Debt Payments? – Susan

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“Dear Steve, My husband was laid off and now receives unemployment; he is 51years old, with the rate of unemployment and his age it’s a lot harder to find another job. In addition, we live in a small town so the closest jobs available (if any) are over an hour away. He is in the electrical trade and was a ... Read More »

I’m Draining My SEP Retirement Funds to Keep Up My Credit Score. – Diana

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“Dear Steve, At over 50 with excellent credit score and lines; self-employed for 25 years until recent couple of years (digital age/economy caused inability to rebound thus far), and after a nasty divorce over 5 years ago (which started the debt cycle – he dragged me through court), and a relo back home to Michigan (in 2005), I find myself ... Read More »

Unemployed, Pregnant, and Can’t Afford the Payments – Erin

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“Dear Steve, Unemployed, pregnant, and cant afford the payments demanded by the debt collectors. I am trying to make the demanded payments by the debt collectors, with out defaulting on my car payment, insurance, and medical bills. Do I have to send the collection agency the payment they are demanding, or can I send what little I can afford without ... Read More »

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