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Retired, 45, Pregnant, and Afraid of Losing the House to Foreclosure. – Cris

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Cris “Dear Steve, My husband and I moved to a rural town to semi-retire at the ages of 45. We found that after 22 years of marraige, we were pregnant with our first child. We were doing fine with both of us working but after the baby was born, I stopped working to stay home with her. It was tight ... 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 »

      Is Credit Counseling Worth It? – Ross

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      “Dear Steve, We have about 60K in secured and unsecured debt. Credit cards are about 40K, student loan 10K, and the rest is a timeshare loan at 10K. We also have a tax debt and will owe taxes again this year. I work on a temporary contract basis making 70K/year, but that will end later this year and there’s no ... 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 »

          Bank of America Won’t Help Me At All. – Donna

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          “Dear Steve, I lost my job in July 2009. Just moved to SC, 3yrs. ago. I bought home which of course the value has dropped. I now have credit card debt of $14,000. I am only getting unemployment which does not pay the bills. My family has been helping, but it is not fair to them to continue to do ... Read More »

            We’ve Been Downsized Into a Financial Disaster. – Annie

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            Annie “Dear Steve, My husband ran an in-house print shop until four years ago. The company decided to out-source and he lost his job, but was offered another position in the company (in their residential construction department – can you see the writing on the wall?) but took a 20% pay cut. We made $120,000 before this cut. At that ... Read More »

              My Ex-Husband Says I Defrauded Him By Paying His Bills. – NI

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              NI “Dear Steve, I am going through a divorce right now. My husband lied and reported me as fraudulently cashing his unemployment checks into our joint bank account (when we were together). I did sign his name as I always did and deposited them into our account, along with my check from my job and paid OUR BILLS together. He ... Read More »

                I’m Laid Off, On Unemployment, And Can’t Afford My Credit Card Payment. – Melvin

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                Melvin “Dear Steve, I am behind a credit card a total of 700.00. I am currently laid off from my job with 3 kids, a rent payment, a car payment, and other household bills. my unemployment is only 326.00 a week. The collection agency has started harassing me with phone calls everyday. What can i do to fix the problem? ... Read More »

                  What Options Should We Consider to Avoid Foreclosure? – Joshua

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                  “Dear Steve, 210,000 mortgage – 196,000 owed 4 months behind, foreclosure has not yet started but may within a month or so KS provides 120 days for the foreclosure process 15-20k unsecured credit debt/medical bills My wife has 18k in student loan debt 2 cars, not behind on and I’m not certain how much equity really is in them but ... Read More »

                    My Husband Was Laid Off and I Was Referred to Money Management International For Help But I’m Leery. – Ann

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                    “Dear Steve, My Husband was laid off about a month ago and the only income in the house now is about $250 a week unemployment. I am about $25,000 in credit card debt and was referred to Money Management International. I’m leary!! What should we do? Ann” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series ... Read More »

                      My Husband is Going to Be Laid Off This Friday. – Lori

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                      Lori “Dear Steve, My husband is going to be unemployed Friday. We aren’t in dire straights just yet however there are only so many hours I can work. He is making the radar but with 9 interviews underfoot and 2 more scheduled he still has found no work. We have submitted over 50 applications to still have no job. The ... Read More »

                        We Are Moving to Mexico for a Job. – Mellisa

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                        Mellisa “Dear Steve, My husband is on unemployment in NJ. We are moving to Mexico Playa Del Carmen for a job opportunity for me and hopefully a better life. Can he still collect unenployment while trying to establish his business in Mexico? Mellisa” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of ... Read More »

                          Thirty Five Years Latter And Been There Before

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                          The Elkhart Project that MSNBC is working on managed to resurrect some news stories from 1973 and I just watched them. It is frighteningly uncanny how they mirror the messages that we are all dealing with today on getting by, job loss, foreclosure, and repossession. A good reminder that while times feel grim right now, that the economy moves in ... Read More »

                            Should I Consider Bankruptcy? – Jan

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                            “Dear Steve, My car payoff is $22,900 and I pay $450 a month. I have credit debt that adds up to $20,000. I’m receiving unemployment for the time being I am making payments on everything but I’m nearing an end as far as income coming in. I have not found a job and soon my unemployment will expire. Should I ... Read More »

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