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I Am Pregnant and in Debt in the UAE But Will Not Be Able to Pay My Bills for Ten Months. – Leifam

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Lefiam “Dear Steve, This is how the story goes,i have 2loans and 3credit cards with a local and international bank and my debts sums up to $13,000. I am currently working here in Dubai, UAE. And as we all know that UAE law with the debtors are so tight that they put everybody in jail who ever fails to pay ... Read More »

    Newlyweds With Baby on the Way, Getting Sued for Old Car Repossession. – Mariela

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    Mariela “Dear Steve, My husband had his car repossed before we got married because he lost his job about two yrs. ago. The bank now is sueing him for the amount of the car. We are newly weds and parents-to-be therefore he has no money and he owns nothing. The letter is obviously threatening that they can take his wages, ... Read More »

      My Photo of the Day – Alley Train

      One of my greatest joys, is my photography. It is something that I love to do. It is an extremely personal part of me that I thought I’d share with you. Even if you are facing difficult financial times, find something you love to do as well. Read my previous post “Don’t Let Your Debt Consume Your Life. Take Advantage ... Read More »

        My Ex-Husband Was an Authorized User on My Credit Cards and Ran Them Up. I Went Bankrupt. – Lauren

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        “Dear Steve, My husband and I are in a Ch. 13 Bankruptcy. I filed because my ex-husband was an authorized user on my credit cards I had when we were married. He ran it up and we got divorced. I moved with my job out of state and had an outrageous car note that he agreed to help me pay. ... Read More »

          My Fiance Left Me With His Bills. I Am Struggling to Get By. – Angela

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          “Dear Steve, I currently separated from my fiance and am left with 2 car payments, a motorcycle payment, mortgage, student loans, credit cards and everything else. I obviously, no longer have his income to count on. I have received payment extensions, “down-graded” phone and tv plans, but this stll leaves me negative every pay period. I have not been delinquent ... Read More »

            My Dad Cosigned for My Car Lease I Can No Longer Afford. What Should I Do? – Annilette

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            Annilette “Dear Steve, My situation is that i lost my job couple of months ago. I had just moved and I have a car that I leased 2 years ago but havent made payments on it for 3months now. my dad is the co-signer and I didn’t mean to hurt his credit, but my dad understands that the economy is ... Read More »

              I Bought an HP Computer Using Their Credit Card But I’m Being Penalized – Karen

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              Karen “Dear Steve, I bought an HP computer with their credit card deferring the payment for 6 months. Missing the first payment $65 they charged a $39 late fee. I made double the payment to cover both. Since then payments were $150, 2 @ $120, $200. The late fee is still showing as a separate entity with its own finance ... Read More »

                I Went Bankrupt and My Financial Situation Has Taken a Turn for the Better – Roger

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                Roger “Dear Steve, 6 months ago I filed Chapter 7 and it was discharged. Since then my financial situation has taken a turn for the better with a higher paying job allowing me to save money on a monthly basis and in turn hopefully invest and I am no longer living paycheck to paycheck. At this time I have the ... Read More »

                  I Live on a Fixed Income and Owe $52,000 in Medical Bills on Credit Cards – Patricia

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                  Patricia “Dear Steve, I owe unsecured dept in the amount of 52,000.00. These are mostly medical bills applied to credit cards. I live on a fixed income and would like to know if there is some government grant that is free. I would really like to get out from under this debt as I do not have enough money left ... Read More »

                    I’m a College Student With a Big Car Payment – Rachel

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                    “Dear Steve, I bought a Kia Spectra in 2006 and financed through Wells Farge with a 10% rate, due to my credit not being wonderful. I was just a sophmore in college and needed a car so I had no choice. I tried to find the cheapest new car so I would have a reliable form of transportation. My monthly ... Read More »

                      New York Times: Debt Settlement Industry is Nervous

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                      If you are interested in the comings and goings of the debt settlement industry I think you’ll find the artcile in the New York Times titled “The Debt Settlement Industry Is Busy, but It’s a Bit Nervous, Too“, interesting. Noting “the legal firestorm that has subsumed the debt settlement industry” in recent years, Jeffrey Tenenbaum, a lawyer representing dozens of ... Read More »

                        I’m a 37 Year Old Student, Working Part Time and Mother of 4. – Kim

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                        Kim “Dear Steve, Student at 37, working part time and full time mother to 4. I have just graduated with my associates degree and working (making $11 hr.). I have a daughter (14) and custody of 3 neice (8, 11, 12). Now that I am back in the work force I am wanting to start taking care of my old ... Read More »

                          We Are Going to Sell Our House and Travel Around in an RV. – Deb

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                          Deb “Dear Steve, Our situation is not pretty but, could be worse. Purchased home in 98 for $124. Several re-mtgs. I believe it’s worth $200+. Our jobs are lost. We have mod. credit debt. and x2 car pymts. Minimal income now and can be increased w/new jobs. We’re thinking of selling and RV’ing it. Is it possible to sell in ... Read More »

                            I Got a Court Summons for Credit Card Debt. What Do I Do? – Denise

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                            Denise “Dear Steve, Have about $50,000.00 of credit card debt. Have received a court summons for credit card debt. How do I reply? Denise”   Dear Denise, If you got a summons then one or more of your creditors is suing you. You can always hire a local lawyer to give you legal advice or you can follow the instructions ... Read More »

                              I’m Trying to Get My Lender to Modify My Mortgage But They Don’t Seem to Want to – Debbie

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                              “Dear Steve, I was laid off from my job in April 2008. I have been collecting unemployment insurance and doing some contract work. I have a first and second mortgage and some credit card debt. I am not behind nor have been late on any of my obligations. I am not upside down on my mortgage in fact I have ... Read More »

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