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Author Archives: Steve Rhode

Jon and Kate Plus 8 Pay Late? Money Shenanigans Hit TV Reality Stars.

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Well divorce and separation has reared it’s ugly head again and disrupted the finances of separating parents Jon and Kate Gosselin. In a recent interview on the Today Show, Kate Gosselin talk about how she can’t pay the bills. “[Jon] took $230,000 of the $231,000 we had,” Kate told Meredith Vieira on TODAY in New York Monday morning. “I have ... Read More »

    My Bank Does Not Accept Payment From a Debt Management Plan. What Do I Do? – Junior

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    “Dear Steve, I’ve been in a dmp for the last year and 2 months. own a business. I am enrolled in a dmp plan but i have 2 credit cards from the same bank that do not accept payments. how do i go about this to resolve this? Junior”   Dear Junior, Basically, you can’t. Unlike bankruptcy, no creditor can ... Read More »

      I Might Get My Car Repossessed By LoanMart the Title Loan People. – Cynthia

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      “Dear Steve, I have a loan with loanmart, I am exactly 13 days past due, and advised I will make my payment on the 15th which is in 3 days. They said I had to have payment in today or they will repossess my vehicle because it is a new loan. Last month they said my payment had to be ... Read More »

        What About These Commercials Saying You Can Reduce Your Debt to a Fraction of What You Owe? Is it BS? – Jeff

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        “Dear Steve, I have a lot of debt. Credit cards and student loans. I here all these commercials saying you can reduce your debt to a fraction of what you owe. Is this just a lot of hype or is it for real? Do I have to file bankruptcy or meet some other kind of criteria to qualify for these ... Read More »

          Awesome Money Saving iPhone App – RedLaser

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          Today I had a chance to play with a new app for my iPhone, RedLaser. All I’ve got to say is A-W-E-S-O-M-E. RedLaser reads the bar code on a product that you are thinking of purchasing and then, and almost instantly checks prices on Amazon and Google, showing you where you can get the exact same item for less. I ... Read More »

            My Father-In-Law Died and Left My Mother-In-Law Deep in Debt. – Sherry

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            “Dear Steve, My father in law passed away and my mother in law has been left with an enormous debt. we did not realize they were this much in debt and are trying to figure out the best option for her.she is 73 yrs old. just to make her payments each month she is 500.00 short. she has a mortgage ... Read More »

              My Boyfriend Was in a Car Accident and Has a Big Medical Bill. – Mary

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              “Dear Steve, My boyfriend was in a car accident and went to the ER with chest pain immediately after it– we thought the insurance company would cover the cost of the ER visit because the other driver was at fault. There was no medical problem found and no follow-up required, but the bill for the visit was around $1600. The ... Read More »

                I Have a 12 Year Old Debt I’m Paying On. – Steve

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                “Dear Steve, I leased a ford vehicle about 12 years ago and had some financial issues and had to turn it back in….long story short I have had money taken from my bank account recently and also made payment arrangements to pay an amount each month of $100…are ther any statue of limitations laws that I should be aware of…do ... Read More »

                  Should I Only Pay Two of My Credit Cards? – Heather

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                  “Dear Steve, The credit cards that I have are only in my name. I married over two years ago. I owe alot on my credit cards. I have thought about not paying my two highest credit cards to pay my other ones and then pay them at a later date. I wonder if that would hurt my husbands credit considering ... Read More »

                    Everest Debt Solutions and FDN Solutions. These Debt Settlement Companies Are Really Starting to Piss Me Off Now.

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                    Previously I wrote a post “What Do You Think of Everest Debt Solutions? – Margo“. In that post, a reader sent in a question about a company I had never heard of before, Everest Debt Solutions, a debt settlement company. If you look at the comments section of that question you will see that someone that claims to be from ... Read More »

                      Credit Card Companies Are Immoral?

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                      Recently a friend of mine wrote a post Credit Cards – Close ‘em Shred ‘em & Forget ‘em! and it has really got me thinking. In fact for the last two nights I’ve actually dreamed about the post and having conversations about it. I made my points to Matt in the comments but here is the gist of the position. ... Read More »

                        Citibank “Can You Hear Me Now?”

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                        Pam and I rode the bike up to the local audiologist yesterday so she could get her custom molded earplugs made for her ipod headset and while we were waiting I saw this on the wall. Talk about targeted marketing. “Hear Now. Pay Later.” Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Get Out of Debt ... Read More »

                          Consumers Pissed Off at Credit Card Companies. One-Third Don’t Even Have a Credit Card.

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                          Credit card holders are angry. More than a one-third (32%) have paid off and closed a card since January 2008, and half of those that canceled did so in direct response to the actions of credit-card issuers, such as cutting limits, hiking rates, or imposing fees, according to a national poll by Consumer Reports. Twenty-one percent of respondents said they ... Read More »

                            My Husband Gets Collection Calls From Payday Lenders. He is Now Trying to Make Money With Herbalife. – Cindy

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                            “Dear Steve, I’ve been married since 05 and we have all accounts separate due to his poor credit history. I thought this was a result of a divorce, but I am starting to think otherwise as he has bad spending habits and always runs out of money. I have received calls from companies such as payday loans, fast cash and ... Read More »

                              Credit Cards Maxed Out. I Can’t Get a Debt Consolidation Loan. – Manuel

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                              “Dear Steve, Hi. I currently have 1 credit card just about maxed out at $10,600, another one maxed out at $5,300. I also have a debt consolidation loan from Banknorth for $11,000 (although I paid around $3,500 so I only have $7500 remaining to pay.) I gross about $2240/mo. I was laid off last year so had to use my ... Read More »

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