Latest Posts
Home > Tag Archives: unemployment

Tag Archives: unemployment

We’ve Struggled to Pay Off What We Can. – Maggie

change

“Dear Steve, In 2009 my fiance and I had an income of approximately $60,000. We lived more than comfortably. Over the course of the next two years however, we had a sick baby whom I chose to stay home and care for, he lost his job, had to surrender one of our two new cars, defaulted on personal loans, credit ... Read More »

I Can’t Pay the Virginia Employment Commission and Don’t Want to Go Bankrupt. – Linda

single mom

“Dear Steve, I previously owned a company and went out of business due to a number of things. The IRS and the State of Virginia are being very cooperative and recognize my hardship. The Virginia Employment Commission is another matter all together. After several months of me paying them a very small amount, they have decided that is not enough ... Read More »

I Was Robbed at Gun Point at Work. Can I Get Unemployment?

Speech Bubble - Q&A

I have been at my former job for 3 years. Ive enjoyed my job and had no reason to not be. A few days ago I was working the closing shift and me and another employee were robbed. I was held at gun point and the robbers took everything. (including my security) I was told to take a few days ... Read More »

Unemployment – What It’s Like To Be Unemployed

unemployed

Some think being unemployed is like a paid vacation. Really? What do you say we take a quick look at what people have to say about being out of a job and looking for work. Have you experienced being unemployed? Share your feedback and experiences about being unemployed in the comments below. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, ... Read More »

Income Reduced by Half Due to Unemployment and Creditors are Taking Legal Action. – Jackie

tired working woman

“Dear Steve, I have a few credit card that I am behind on payments,one is about to take legal action against me,Spouse have been unemployed since 2008,unemployment ran out in 2009,unable to find full time work. Have been able to get some temp work through temp employment agencies,only feww weeks at a time.Decrease in household income–50%. where can I locate ... Read More »

I’m So Embarrassed About My Financial Situation. – Frances

justball-144x125

“Dear Steve, I’m desperate for help…you see I’ve been so embarassed about my financial situation that I’ve just been stuck repeating the same behavior for years. Now I’m unemployed and back at home with my parents and my two children living off of my EDD Benefits. I really want to use this time to create a plan to get out ... Read More »

Is Bank Of America Taking Advantage Of The Unemployed With Debit Card Fees?

The state of South Carolina and Bank of America have teamed up together to administer unemployment benefits to South Carolina residents. Unemployment benefits used to come in the form of a check but are now being issued in the form of a Bank of America prepaid debit card. Bank of America claims that it’s good deal for everyone from taxpayers ... Read More »

Economic Birth Control : Steady Decline In Births Since Start Of Recession

A new study out by The Pew Research Center shows a correlation between a decline in the economy and birth rates. Apparently since 2008 there has been a sharp decline in not only our economy but also fertility rates in the United States. In 2007 the United States hit 4,316,233 births, a record high number, but since that time the ... Read More »

Federal Government Job Scam Halted

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has halted a countrywide scheme that falsely promised consumers help to get federal government jobs through exclusive listings. According to the FTC, Frontier Publishing, doing business as American Data Group, targeted and charged consumers for information pertaining to federal government jobs (jobs that the federal government provides for free) but did not give them enough ... Read More »

Unstructured “Structuring” Scam

James Quirin has been charged with an alleged theft of government funds on September 29, 2011 for fraudulent unemployment insurance benefits. Apparently, Quirin applied for Unemployment Insurance benefits in February, 2009, even though he was a gainfully-employed businessman receiving significant income. Quirin and several of his businesses were sued in federal court. Just before he was ordered to post an ... Read More »

I’m Living on Unemployment and Social Security But In Debt. – Tom

justball-144x125

“Dear Steve, I am out of work and collect unemployment from florida. I also took social security at age 64 to get buy on. My wife works but will retire in Feb 2012. After all our bills not credit cars are paid we haveroughly 1200.00 left We have about 26000 in credit card debt.The excess is used for food and ... Read More »

My Unemployment Ran Out and I’ve Just Had a Hard Time Making Payments on Time. – Christine

justball-144x125

“Dear Steve, I no longer use my credit cards and have been just trying to pay off the balances for several years to which I’ve always paid the minimum and sometimes more on all my credit card bills, but recently the due dates have been changing from month to month, varying from the end of the month to the beginning, ... Read More »

I’m Living on SSD. Is It True Banks Can’t Touch That? – Vincent

justball-144x125

many times people hear bits and pieces of things and think that they are perennial experts and repeat things that they are not knowledgable about – here is a question that I “heard” from someone and cannot for th elife of me find any information about and the reason why I am asking is that Liz Pulliam Weston on MSN ... Read More »

I’m Using Stock Sales and Cash Value from Life Insurance to Pay my Credit Cards. – Thomas

justball-144x125

“Dear Steve, I lost my job in December of 2010. I owe $41140.00 in credit card debt. My monthly minimum payments are approximently $1112.00. My unemployment is $1320.00 a month. My household expenses are about $1100.00. I am currently drawing from stock sales and a life insurance cash out. These assets are about $20,000.00. Right now there are no definate ... Read More »

I’m Panicing About My Debt Situation. – Walter

justball-144x125

“Hi.. I’m Walter.. a single (never-married) 38yo.. guy in Richmond Va… no kids.. renting small apartment w/ no room-mates.. (except for 2 free-loading cats).. Was laid-off September 2010.. During the initial shock and horror of this, I drew out the majority of my retirement savings.. from an IRA-account,Only to realize that claiming unemployment was (in my situation) more “user-friendly” than ... Read More »

Get My FREE Get Out of Debt Guy Newsletter

It is the smart thing to do.

I promise to keep your email safe and secure.

Close

I want to keep you posted each weekday with just one email about the latest get out of debt news, scam alerts and information to beat back debt.

You can unsubscribe at any time with just one click.

After you subscribe, check your email to confirm your subscription. If the confirmation email does not appear in your inbox in a few minutes, check your spam folder for it. Sometimes it likes to annoyingly hide there.


  • It will keep you posted on the latest scams.
  • You will be alerted to the latest articles.
  • You will wind up smarter than everyone else dealing with debt.