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I’m in Debt in Dubai. – Matthew

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Matthew “Dear Steve, I need an guidance from you. sir, i have outstanding totaling to 200,000dhs in dubai. i am still in dubai and with 6500dhs salary it has become impossible for me to repay all of them. i worte to all banks to allow me start paying of for small cards and switch to bigger cards and then loans. ... Read More »

    Can I Eliminate and Discharge My Student Loans With Bankruptcy? – Matt

    Matt “Dear Steve, In April of 2004 I graduated from college with an associates in applied business. Quickly upon graduation i was startled at what i was expected to pay per month for my recent, what I thought was self improving, endeavor. Stuck with the inability to repay these student loans, I really have no idea on what to do….as ... Read More »

      Where Can I Get a Loan for $800 to Payoff My Debt With Bad Credit? – Terri

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      Terri “Dear Steve, I NEED $ 8,000.00 TO GET OUT OF DEBT. I HAVE BAD CREDIT. IF I CAN GET THE MONEY, I WILL BE ABLE TO REPAY THE LOAN IN EIGHT MONTHS. THE DEBT IS NOT DUE TO CREDIT CARDS, IT’S DUE TO FALLING BEHIND ON HOUSEHOLD BILLS, SUCH AS RENT, ELECTRIC AND SO ON. NO ONE WILL EVEN ... Read More »

        Solar Power Production for July 7th, 2009 and June Electric Bill

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        This post is part of an update on solar power production at my house after the installation of solar panels and other efforts to reduce power consumption. You can read more about the project here.   Total Power Produced: 17.32 kWh Weather: Sunny and then partly cloudy midday. June Electric Bill Update: The June 2008 bill was for 3,390 kWh ... Read More »

          Solar Power Production July 6, 2009

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          This post is part of an update on solar power production at my house after the installation of solar panels and other efforts to reduce power consumption. You can read more about the project here.   Total Power Produced: 10.36 kWh Weather: Cloudy with some morning rain and then partly cloudy. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook ... Read More »

            Credit Counseling, Credit Repair, Debt Settlement and Other Scams Are Target of FTC Sweep

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            The Federal Trade Commission recently annound operation Short Change, an effort to help curb abuses of consumers by groups claiming to offer help. Here is a summary of the companies targeted under Operation Short Change. California Mezey & Associates, Inc., Campos Chartered Law Firm, The Consumer Protection Law Center dba Consumer Law Center, LLC Desist and Refrain Order issued for ... Read More »

              Should We Walk Away From Our Mortgage? – Phyllis

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              Phyllis “Dear Steve, We bought a house three years ago – ARM, two mortgages, total payment 2562. One year after we purchased the house, we were in the middle of refinancing when my husband lost his job. He was unemployed for four and a half months and we had to use our retirement to keep our bills current. My husband ... Read More »

                Why I’m Betting the High Personal Savings Rate Will Fall

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                Currently some people are all excited about the personal savings rate in America. They feel it shows that people are becoming more frugal and prudent in the way they handle their money. The last reported personal savings rate as I write this was 6.9% in May, 2009. And that’s great, but it is not the mark of a fundamental way ... Read More »

                  California Attorney General Sues Foreclosure Consultant and Attorney Over Avoid Foreclosure Scheme

                  Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today sued a foreclosure consultant and an attorney — Paul Noe Jr. and Mitchell Roth – who conned 2,000 desperate homeowners into paying exorbitant fees for “phony lawsuits” to forestall foreclosure proceedings. These lawsuits were filed and abandoned, even though homeowners were charged $1,800 in upfront fees, at least $1,200 per month and contingency ... Read More »

                    I Cosigned for My Daughters Law Degree Loans Which She Refuses to Pay Back. – Pam

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                    “Dear Steve, I cosigned on private student loans for my daughter’s grad school years (these are not federal loans.) I’ve since then, been diagnosed with a brain lesion which required treatment, have subsequent seizures, spinal problems and multiple other medical problems. I had to sell my home and move in with my mom and step dad. I have not been ... Read More »

                      Christian Credit Counselor Tells Us to Go to CCCS or Debt Settlement Instead. – Shelly

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                      Shelly “Dear Steve, I lost my job in 2005 and for a year and a half, we lived on one income (with a little extra from my part time jobs) on a two income budget. We used credit cards to help us during this time. Although I am now working full time, all we manage to do is make minimum ... Read More »

                        When Are NFCC Call to Action Debt Management Plans Going to Be a Reality? – Eric

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                        “Dear Steve, As of 14 months ago I was grossing $100K/yr, now $42K, I have $51K in CC debt, i am not late/delinquent but it is inevitable, I am down to $1100 bal on a broken down car, $355/mo payment has 3 mo left. I have $7500 in 401K, 44 yrs old. Was able easily to cover CC pmts until ... Read More »

                          We Are Spending Down Our Savings Trying to Make Ends Meet. – Patch

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                          Patch “Dear Steve, My husband and I have alot of debt due to my student loans that are almost 100,000, and then of course we have a mortgage, car payments and the household bills. I feel like we are drowning and our savings is dwindling down fast. How can we get this under control before we are totally broke? Patch” ... Read More »

                            Video Update on Solar Power Interconnect

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                            Here is a quick tour of the hardware installed on the side of the house to connect the DC power from the solar panels to the inverter to convert it to AC to feed back into the grid. If you can’t see the video above click here. Steve Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Source: Video Update ... Read More »

                              American Credit Experts and Legal Credit Repair Center Settles With FTC Over Credit Repair Infractions

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                              A federal court has ordered a credit repair operation and its principals to stop making false claims and requiring advance payment for credit repair services. See the court order here. The agreed-upon court orders are a result of a settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and the “credit repair” defendants. The Commission sued the defendants in October 2008 as part ... Read More »

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