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I Put a Business in My Name for my Dad and Now it is Bankrupt. – Sarah

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“Dear Steve, I put a buisness in my name for my dad trusting it would do well and trusting my dad, now we are going bankrupt and its all in my name, we havent yet declared bankrupcy but the business is closed and the goods have been sold of but we still owe money to the bank and suppliers but ... Read More »

    I’m Unemployed, Homeless, Pregnant, and Just Lost My Car. – Jannie

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    Jannie “Dear Steve, I’m pregnant and unemployed, I have about $13,800 in debt and I’m about to have no place to stay, I’m receiving unemployment right now, and my car just got taken away from me. Is there anyway that you or anybody else could help me? Jannie” The Answer   Dear Janie, Sadly, this is not the first or ... Read More »

      I’m Using My 401K to Get By And Have No Job. – Foster

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      Foster “Dear Steve, I lost my job in November and have cashed and used my 401k to get me through so far. It is now exhausted and I still have no job prospects. My wife works and I get unemployment, but we cannot make ends meet. I have had my credit card accounts closed for some time now ( I ... 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 »

          Don’t be a Victim of This and a Victim of That. Get Over It.

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          I just heard “Get Over It” by the Eagles and it made me laugh because the message is so true in the debt world. I turn on the tube and what do I see A whole lotta people cryin, Don’t blame me. They point their crooked little fingers ar everybody else Spend all their time feelin’ sorry for themselves Victim ... Read More »

            I Got Screwed Over By the Bankruptcy Trustee and Lost My House. – Gina

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            Gina “Dear Steve, Several years ago, I filed for bankruptcy in order to save my home. I began making Plan Payments as instructed by the Bankruptcy Trustee. It was not until six months later when the Mortgage company filed for relief of stay that I learned the Mortgage company had not received my payments. After paying an attorney (who forgot ... Read More »

              My Credit Card Companies Refuse to Settle My Debt. – Peter

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              “Dear Steve, I owe about $50,000 in cc fees- I went two months behind on payments on purpose becasue they would not settle with me before that. I am offering them 35 on the dollar as a one time payment only if they settle- it’s all I have but I do have that. I am leaving the country FOR GOOD ... Read More »

                How Can I Join Your Kiva Team to Help Others? – Morgan

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                Morgan “Dear Steve, I’m interested in joining your Kiva team. Is there a minimum donation required? Morgan” The Answer   Dear Morgan, Kiva, for those that don’t know, is a non-profit group that assist small businesses around the world with small microloans, as little as $25. These loans are issued by local in-country lending partners who charge interest to the ... Read More »

                  intranator

                  Today, I waited in line to get into a club with my girlfriend, the bouncer only let her in, she told me to call her if I needed anything and left me. We were supposed to celebrate my birthday. Read More »

                    nothing

                    Today, my good friend who just had a baby girl sent her newborn's pictures to me via picture message. To reply, instead of writing "Awwwwww" I wrote "Ewwwwww" by mistake. Read More »

                      UGH

                      Today, I had to return a shirt to Target. My mom offered to do it for me on her way to work, so I gave her the shirt and receipt. Later, I realized that on the same receipt I had purchased condoms, lube, and whipped cream. Read More »

                        The Elkhart Project – Putting Faces on Debt

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                        I saw a tweet from @newmediajim about an interesting project between MSNBC and The Elkhart Truth. These two news organizations are going to provide long-term coverage on the city of Elkhart, Ind. to provide perspective on the national recession. It is a great idea and another interesting media sharing project to help media outlets share costs and overhead while delivering ... Read More »

                          livay315

                          Today, my daughters school was putting on a fashion show for charity and all the kids were supposed to ask their mothers to be in it. I asked my daughter about it and she said "well I was going to ask you, but they said only to 'ask all of your BEAUTIFUL mommies." Read More »

                            I Want You to Meet Who You Helped Today – Chen Sapourn

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                            It is important for you to meet who we helped today through this site. As I mention, all over the place, revenue from people clicking on ads and using the service of advertisers is used to help sponsor people in poverty through Kiva. Please visit or use the services of advertisers on the GetOutOfDebt.org site so we can help more ... Read More »

                              Crazy09

                              Today, my girlfriend told me that she had an ultrasound tomorrow morning. With a confused look on my face, she said to me "don't worry, it's not yours." Read More »

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