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Author Archives: Steve Rhode

I Never Want to Have Credit Cards Ever Again After Our Bankruptcy. – Denise

mother and son

“Dear Steve, In June 07′ my family moved back to Iowa from CA after my mother passed away, I used my inheirentence money to purchase a home on 5 acres. We remodeled the house and i had put the majority of my money with a local investor through the bank I had my mortage. To make my story short, the ... Read More »

    Rescue One Says I Am Pre-Qualified for a Loan. Is That a Scam? – Michael

    Drive Carefully

    “Dear Steve, I AM RETIRED LIVING MOSTLY ON SOCIAL SECURITY. I USE TO WORK PART TIME, 20 HOURS A WEEK, DO NOT ANYMORE. I HAVE AN RV, TRYING TO SELL HOUSE AND GO FULL TIME RVing. Mike I RECEIVED A FLYER IN THE MAIL THAT I AM PRE-QUALIFIED UP TO $45,000 WITH RESCUE ONE. (Fixed monthly payment) respond by March ... Read More »

      How Do I Get TitleMax to Give Me My Title After Bankruptcy?

      car broken

      “Dear Steve, About 4 years ago I received a title loan from title max during that repayment time I lost my job and came down with some health issue which caused me to default on the loan. In 2012 I decided to file bankruptcy chapter 7. Now the motor has gone out in the 2001 Nissan Altima and now there ... Read More »

        I Can’t Sleep Because I’m So Stressed Out About My Debt. – Bill

        future

        “Dear Steve, I live in Georgia. 50 years old, wife is 41, two boys age 14 and 11. Boys are special needs and attend private special needs school, tuition paid in full by my Mom. Own home with $133K left on loan balance. Equity is anywhere from $2K to $10K. Home prices have stabilized in my zip code but area ... Read More »

          Buy This Book – Deal With Your Debt by Liz Weston

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          My dear friend Liz Weston has just published an update to her book “Deal With Your Debt: free yourself from what you owe.” On Amazon it is available for just $15 or so. Liz is a knowledgeable and talented journalist that covers the money, credit and debt world. I’ve know her for years and I’m proud to say that I ... Read More »

            I Live in Canada But Back in Debt Again. Help! – Lisa

            monster under bed

            “Dear Steve, Hi Steve, My bankruptcy drops off my credit report in June (my 7 years is up) but because of medical problems that my daughter and I have had in the last 3 years I have some bills in collections (none are credit cards) now and I am so afraid of this whole situation I can’t even tell you ... Read More »

              I’m Trying to Get Back on My Feet After Cancer. – Lonnie

              Cure the disease

              “Dear Steve, I’ve had a hard to get back on my feet after cancer treatment. I’ve started to pay the little I can to creditots. I’ve secured credit through a credit union. Know I plan to get a secure loan of 1000 dollars, and pay over the choice of a year. If I able to get that far I may ... Read More »

                I Left the United States Because of My Student Loan Debt. What Now? – Blair

                flemish cow in the field

                “Dear Steve, I earned a Master’s degree and spent a year on the job market before taking a job with the City of New York. It required said Master’s but didn’t pay enough for me to maintain a decent standard of living (a shared flat without rodents, a diet that didn’t consist of 50% instant noodles) while repaying my $130,000 ... Read More »

                  I’m in the Military. Can I Settle My Federal Student Loans? – Tony

                  Military

                  “Dear Steve, Received 2 federal loans total of $10200 and now owe over $25000. I am military.. The loans have been in forbearance and deferment for ever it seems.. Married 3 kids to take care of plus my mom lives with me and my wife’s brother who has early on set Alzheimer’s. I owe a little over $25000 on my ... Read More »

                    Student Loan Consolidation Assistance Slippery Slope of Compliance

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                    Recently the site has received a number of great comments about if student loan consolidation assistance services should be regulated or are already regulated under state laws.You can read all the article on this topic, here. When talking about compliance issues for student loan assistance programs the argument seems to come down to one of two statements. We Are Not ... Read More »

                      Estate Law Group Vanished With My Money. – Larry

                      closed

                      “Dear Steve, i retained estate law group 15333 culver dr,irvine california, june 2012 and paid them 2600 bucks,working with them back and fourth in the beginning but started noticing is was getting hard to get ahold of them,i was trying to mofify my 1st and 2nd mort which they told me not to pay, at one point they told me ... Read More »

                        We Paid Our Lowe’s Credit Card Debt and Got Our Bank Account Frozen Anyway

                        punched-in-face

                        “Dear Steve, I had a Lowe’s credit card balance 700. I was late paying, do to some financial challenges. I borrwoed money to get caught up on debts, went to store and paid balance. Several years later (4) a collection agency sent a letter asking for 1800 dollars, to shelter me and thinking he was helpful, my husband setup arrangements ... Read More »

                          I Filed Bankruptcy But My Husband’s Mortgage With Bank of America Was Discharged. – Paula

                          No Way!

                          “Dear Steve, Divorced husband kept mortgage as long as I made payments which I have continued to do so. Divorced I got the house but mortgage stayed in ex husbands name ..I filed bankruptcy and they discharged ex husbands mortgage on the home.. Bank of America won’t fix it even though I am not on the loan . So ex ... Read More »

                            Scammers are Sending Me Debt Settlement Mailers. – Maria

                            stressed woman

                            “Dear Steve, I live in Texas and I am currently in debt of about 20K with two credit cards. My husband doesn’t know about my debt. I need advice regarding consolidation. I’ve been getting letters (at my mothers house, whose address I’ve never used for anything) saying they are reps of the govt and can cut my debt in half ... Read More »

                              Karger Consulting Group is Going to Contact Me to Eliminate My Debt. – Kay

                              It's all very odd.

                              “Dear Steve, Hi Steve, do you know anything about a Consumer Advocacy network that consists mainly of attorneys and are assisting in the settlement of unsecured debt? I was contacted by an individual who claimed to be with the network and told me that a representative from Karger Consulting Group would be contacting me. It all sounds good in that ... Read More »

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