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How Do I Get a Child Support Collection Removed From My Credit Report


“Dear Steve, I have a child support collection on my trans Union report dating back to 2001 (date opened) and showing date closed as Nov 2007. As it’s more than 7 years old can’t that be deleted? Also, the state recently added the same collection to my Equifax with the same dates. Can’t that be deleted as well? David” Dear ... Read More »

    Divorced, Breast Cancer, Weak, and Child With Drug Problem. – Kathy

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    “Dear Steve, I am 60 years old, divorced for 7 years, with two kids. I have not gotten child support from my ex and he has not helped with the boys financially or physically. Though the government has finally caught up with him and I am now receiving 1,000 a month back support. I make 35,000 a year, pay for ... Read More »

      I Graduated from Trade School and Can’t Afford My Loans and Child Support. – Victor


      “Dear Steve, Struggled throught the last few years after attending a trade school which flooded the job market with similarly trained people so finding a job and maintaining my household became nearly impossible so I could not repay my student loans and defaulted on a few utility bills. All of which are now in collections. In total I owe $38,000 ... Read More »

        Chapter 2 – What Your Money is Trying to Tell You


        Chapter 2 – What Your Money is Trying to Tell You The truth about money is that money is a thing. The leaves left in your gutters could have more value and worth if we all agreed they do. Money is just paper, metal or virtual credit in a computer. The truth about money is that if you think you ... Read More »

          Fiance’s Student Loans and Child Support Obligation

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          The following guest post was contributed by Mary Reed, coauthor of Debt Collection Answers: How to Use Debt Collection Laws to Protect Your Rights. She answers questions about how debt collection laws can protect you against abusive debt collectors. If you would like to contribute a guest post, click here. Q: When I marry my fiance will I be responsible ... Read More »

            Chapter 3 – Take a Lap on the Gerbil Wheel of Debt


            Chapter 3 – Take a Lap on the Gerbil Wheel of Debt Think of debt as that annoying squeak in the back seat that you hear as you drive alone in the car. The squeak distracts you from the beauty of the scenery, and before you know it, you are only worried about the squeak. I knew a guy that ... Read More »

              Chapter 6 – The 10 Attributes of Internal Prosperity


              Chapter 6 – The 10 Attributes of Internal Prosperity Now that you’ve defined success for yourself, it’s time to begin your new, balanced financial life. Now you have to make sure you have a good foundation on which to build the new, happier and balanced you. Think of these core components like the ingredients lists on a box of Oreo ... Read More »

                Nasty Divorce, Two Children Involved, and Ex Says They Will File Bankruptcy to Ditch Child Support

                “Dear Lewis, I am writing for my daughter and have 2 very simple questions to ask. She has been trying to close up her divorce and custody for 6 yrs. Her ex has been very difficult as far as paying child support, but reluctanly pays an amount that has been court ordered. Needles to say, this has been a very ... Read More »

                  Can’t Afford My Credit Cards. Living on Food Stamps, Child Support and College. – Stacy

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                  “Dear Steve, My situation is this. I am in credit card debt in the amount of over $10,000. I have recently moved to try to get a better education to get a better job. I am a single mother with three children and do get government assistance in the form of medicaid and foodstamps. Before i moved i just barely ... Read More »

                    When Do You Start Saving for Your Child’s College Fund?


                    The following guest post was contributed by Elle from CoupleMoney If you would like to contribute a guest post, click here. Preparing for the Baby’s College Fund From time to time, I get feedback from Couple Money readers. It’s something that I enjoy and try to respond to. After my recent post on preparing the baby’s nursery, Becky emailed me ... Read More »

                      Debt Settlement Lead Vendor Murders Partner Over Money


                      A tipster (send in your tips here) sent this in to me in disgust over the usual DUI, DWI, mugshots I post from time to time. They were getting bored with seeing the petty stuff so they wanted to bring the case of two debt settlement lead vendors from 800 Exchange, where one killed the other. Edward Shin, CEO, or ... Read More »

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