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I Own a Home But Can’t Seem to Refinance it to Take Cash Out. – Kathy

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Kathy “Dear Steve, I own a home and i am at 80% so finding it hard to refinance my home with my current debt. I owe 24,000.00 in debt and dont want to file banckrupcy. i need help and cannot afford to pay for a service and dont know who i can trust Kathy”   Dear Kathy, You picked the ... Read More »

    I’m Thinking of Killing Myself Because of My Gambling and Debt. – Christie

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    Christie “Dear Steve, I’m a 28 year old casual worker in melbourne australia, i owe debts to the value of 13 and a half thousand dollars, i owe this over 6 creditors like i said i only work casual so how am i supposed to pay someone off when the others are hounding me and payment plans arnt an option, ... Read More »

      Judgments Tossed Out Against Debtors in New York. Law Firms and Debt Collectors Sued.

      New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced his office has sued 35 law firms and two debt collectors in New York State in order to throw out an estimated 100,000 default judgments improperly obtained against New York consumers. This is the latest action in Cuomo’s ongoing investigation into unlawful debt collection practices. According to the lawsuit filed yesterday ... Read More »

        Please Review This Debt Rx USA Marketing Material for Me. – Jeannie

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        Jeannie “Dear Steve, Debt RX USA sounded too good to be true, started researching reviews and found your site. any advice? am forwarding the letter I receuved from them after our phone call. am glad I did not sign up with them. Jeannie”   Dear Jeannie, First off, thank you so much for sharing the information you received from Debt ... Read More »

          We Had a Contract for Deed / Land Sales Contract But the Owner Went Bankrupt. – Dawn

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          Dawn “Dear Steve, We have a contract for deed on the property that we live in. We are the authorized users/contact with the mortgage company, Litton Loans, that our landlord has their mortgage with. We pay Litton directly for the mortgage and are current and have never been late. Our landlord recently filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. We receieved a letter ... Read More »

            The Truth About Credit Counseling and Debt Settlement. Interviewed by Mary Hunt.

            Today I appeared on the radio show of Mary Hunt and talked about the realities of modern credit counseling and debt settlement issues. You can listen online: If you can’t see the player above, click here. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

              Loan Modification Boiler Room and Success Rate Exposed

              Responding to a just-released report that exposes the inner workings of a loan modification boiler room, California Attorney General Brown warned homeowners to avoid “shadowy and unscrupulous” loan modification consultants who use aggressive telemarketing tactics and charge thousands of dollars in upfront fees for foreclosure relief. The report, written by a court-appointed receiver, found that H.E. Servicing, Inc., a loan ... Read More »

                NASCAR Ponzi Scam Nabs Drivers

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                “Basically, the Ponzi scheme made investors believe that they could get them a guaranteed return on their investment up to 40.8 percent and they got them to invest their money and then used their money for their own personal gain. Our investigation is still in the process of collecting evidence and sorting through the different computers and everything else we ... Read More »

                  Should I Just Tell My Creditors to Sue Me? – Heather

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                  Heather “Dear Steve, Basics: I just turned 40. I’ve been unemployed for about 9 of the last 18 months. Finally have a part time, minimum wage job. Looking for more work but can’t find anything yet. I owe around $12-15,000 in unsecured debt. I agreed to a program with Discover where they reduced my interest rate to 5.9% and automatically ... Read More »

                    Will Banks in Dubai, Hunt Me Down in Canada? – Kent

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                    Kent “Hi Steve, I left Dubai without paying my credit card bills with 2 int’l. banks. I am now here in Canada on a permanent resident status. Can they trace me here? I am worried that it might adversely affects my application for Citizenship should I apply after 3 to 4 years. I am really stressed now. Thanks, Kent”   ... Read More »

                      Which Debt Should I Pay Off First, Credit Card or Personal Loan? – Sean

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                      Sean “Dear Steve, I’m a 20 year old college student around $2000 in debt, with two credit cards and one personal loan. What should I pay off first? The credit card with the highest balance or the one with the higher interest rate, or the loan. What effects my credit score the most? Sean”   Dear Sean, Personally, I like ... Read More »

                        Credit Card Arbitration Falls Out of Bed. Began with National Arbitration Forum Getting Sued.

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                        Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and the National Arbitration Forum—the country’s largest administrator of credit card and consumer collections arbitrations—have reached an agreement that the company would get out of the business of arbitrating credit card and other consumer collection disputes. “I am very pleased with the settlement. To consumers, the company said it was impartial, but behind the scenes, ... Read More »

                          I Feel So Embarrassed, Ashamed, and Without Hope Because of My Debt. – Karen

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                          Karen “Dear Steve, I am 62, divorced, working full time and heavily in debt. I tried Consumer Credit counseling, Debt Settlement by closing what little 401K I had and finally have filed for bankruptcy. My court date is in 1 month and I just received an audit from the IRS and find I owe another 5000 due to my own ... Read More »

                            We Have Crappy Credit But Need to Stop The Car Getting Repoed. – Anna

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                            “Dear Steve, My husband and his father are cosigners on a car loan together which is in mine and my husband’s possession and we are the ones paying for it. Due to my father in laws illness he has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the lawyer has stated on the forms to remove my father-in-law’s interest on the car. I ... Read More »

                              I’ve Made Some Really Dumb Money Mistakes in the Past. – Mindi

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                              Mindi “Dear Steve, I’ve made some really dumb choices in the past.I began working at age 17 and eventually saved up enough money to become a nurse assistant by age 18. when i got my first job making decent money i bought a car cash, broke 3 separate cell phone contracts and then moved in with a guy that was ... Read More »

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