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My Part Time Computer Repair Business is Going Down the Tubes. – Eric

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“Dear Steve, Part time business of computer repair / consultation. I work full time for a fortune 500 company. The part time business was formed as a LLC, can the LLC file chapter 7 or 11 and leave the personal stuff alone? Eric”   Dear Eric, It depends. The most important issue is going to be if you personally guaranteed ... Read More »

    Circuit City May Be Dead, But Not The Circuit City Credit Card. It’s Alive.

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    This news about Best Buy and Circuit City was recently reported. Best Buy Co. Inc. is making a move to woo people who had credit cards through its now-defunct competitor — Circuit City, according to media reports. Best Buy spokeswoman Sue Busch told Bloomberg News that Chase Bank USA will automatically issue Best Buy cards to existing Circuit City credit-card ... Read More »

      Save Money Shopping. Don’t Touch Stuff.

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      Really smart brilliant people design retail chain stores knowing the hidden tricks that will lead you to spend money when you don’t want to. For some people it is the subtle chocolate chip cookie smell pumped into women dressing rooms that spokes sales or just laying out merchandise so you can easily touch it. Here is story all about the ... Read More »

        Debt Collectors Agree to Not Chase Debtors for 30 Days

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        Collections agencies in the UK have agreed not to chase debts for 30 days when debtors seek advice from accredited debt management companies. The 30 day breathing space, agreed between the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the Credit Services Association (CSA), will start once an accredited debt management company has been appointed to help a debtor. ... Read More »

          Sensible Christian Advice Video to Get Out of Debt

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          I’ve written in the past about my issues with those outfits that promote themselves as Christian credit counselors. Read “Is Most Christian Debt Advice Bogus? Here’s What Jesus Would Really Do.” But for those that are interested in a good perspective on sensible debt advice based on the bible and scripture, I suggest that you watch the video below from ... Read More »

            Watt Did You Say? Going Green and Gaining Green.

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            In what has become almost an obsession with me I’ve been running around changing all the light bulbs in my house to reduce the electric bill. Currently we use 2800 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity each month and I really want to get that number down to save cost, but also because I’ve been glued to the television show “Living ... Read More »

              Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Irony – TVI Corp

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              In what struck me as a moment of irony, I read this morning about TVI Corporation, a Maryland based manufacturer of disaster shelters and other protective equipment, that has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It seems that while they manufacturer many types of disaster shelters, they didn’t have one to protect them from financial disaster. In an effort to ... Read More »

                We Owe $191,000 in Student Loans And I Need to Go Back to School. – Rob

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                “Dear Steve, Myself and my wife are both out of college. I went to a private university, big mistake as my mother tried to tell me, and now between the two of us we are about $191,000 in debt to student loans. Thanks to my grandmother, when she passed away she left me enough to pay off any credit card ... Read More »

                  I Have Three Credit Cards With Rates Around 25%. How Can I Get Out of Debt? – Bill

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                  “Dear Steve, I have over 13k in credit card debt with 3 cards, my rate on all 3 is around 25% How can I lower the rate. I have a steady job so far, my wife doesn’t, she is self employed. we have 2 car pmt and a mtg payment How can I lower the rate? Is it possible to ... Read More »

                    Canadian Bankers Whining About Credit Card Interest Rates. They Must Think Canadians Are Idiots.

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                    According to UPI, the Canadian Bankers Association defended credit card fees to a senate committee in Ottawa, saying consumers have a choice of 68 low-rate cards. I guess that’s like saying that Canadian consumer that don’t chose one of those 68 low rate cards are idiots. The senate’s Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce is having hearings on fees ... Read More »

                      I Had a Rent Check Bounce, Owe the Cable Company, and Student Loans. – Tina

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                      “Dear Steve, Have student loan which I currently owe $1000 dollars on because I have not been able to pay it, just had a rent check bounce and owe another one right away, also owe the cable company (though this is in collections now too) ~$500. I would make enough to support myself if I could just get caught up. ... Read More »

                        Our Debt is so Stressful. It’s Taking a Toll on Our Marriage and Our Children. – Chloe

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                        “Dear Steve, I’m married own a home and pay all my bills on time, but I am so over my head. Each month after all the bills are paid we are left with less then $150. It is so stressfull. It’s taking a toll on our marriage and our children. We absolutely do nothing, but go to work and go ... Read More »

                          We are Living Paycheck to Paycheck and Being Sued for Thousands Plus Legal Fees. – Vanessa

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                          “Dear Steve, Several years before I met my husband he took out a loan to get a car. At the time he was in the Navy and was stationed in San Diego, CA.His family lived in MI, where we now live, and while visiting them he was in a car accident which totaled the car. The car insurance company that ... Read More »

                            My Daughter Has a Student Loan That She Can’t Pay Because of a Medical Condition. – Pat

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                            “Dear Steve, My daughter has a student loan that she could not pay because of her medical condition. She is on assistance from the state and has a one year old daughter she barley makes only less than 300 dollars a month on her part-time job. She was recently served with papers for a law suit from the University. They ... Read More »

                              Should I Cash Out my 401K to Pay Off My Credit Card Debt. – Taneah

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                              “Dear Steve, I am a 27 yr old single working mother and I have appr 25K in 401k funds. I also have appr 15K in credit card debt that is making it tough to pay monthly bills. At this age, should I consider cashing out my 401K and paying my ccard debt off. I also have to consider that my ... Read More »

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