Military

I’m in the Military and Lied to About My Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

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Question: Dear Steve, I purchased a home in March 2012 while active duty military. I left military March 2013 and returned as active duty March 2013 (same month and not sure if the service member relief act can play a part in that). Divorced November 2013 and was given home. In November 2013 contacted the mortgage company and was told ... Read More »

I Got Kicked Out of ROTC and DFAS Wants Me to Repay My Tuition

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Question: Dear Steve, I had a full scholarship to attend university via the ROTC program. I was performing well, no health issue, but I was kicked out under the accusation that I had “Created a negative environment for other cadets”. I went through the appeals process, and the board voted unanimously to drop the charge and keep me in the ... Read More »

Marine Corps Soldier Needs Help With Private Student Loans

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Question: Dear Steve, I have no idea if you can help, but I served almost 9 years active duty in the Marine Corps and I have a private student loan (Key Bank) that I cannot make payments on at the moment for $62,000. I was recently honorably discharged from active duty after having my first daughter and have fallen behind ... Read More »

The Army Said They’d Pay Off My Student Loans and Didn’t

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Question: Dear Steve, I was in the army. The army said they would pay back my student loans but did not. I did not have a federal loan it was a private loan. I was in the army from 2006 to 2012. Then in the reserves from 2012 till 2015. I had a student loan from Sallie Mae. The army ... Read More »

Military Member On Duty Sent to Collection for Student Loans

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“Dear Steve, I am duty military and I was deployed overseas for about four years as a training instructor to foreign military. Before I went oversea I contacted Mohela and I was told that my loans would be deferred. To make a long story short that wasn’t the case my loans had defaulted without my knowledge. I contact Mohela and ... Read More »

Ex-Girlfriend Drove Credit Into Shit Hole. – Victoria

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“Dear Steve, My boyfriend is currently in the national guard, but he is home now, I have been dating him for a year and a half. Before I met him, he was stationed in Afghanistan for 13 months (around 2009-2010), while dating another girl. While he was overseas, the girlfriend he had at the time used all his military money ... Read More »

I’m in the Marines and Contemplating Suicide. Can I File Bankruptcy? – Larry

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“Dear Steve, Steve, I am a Master Sergeant in the Marine Corps and have made some mistakes w/ debt. I got 2 credit cards and 1 personal loan ($40K total) that my wife didn’t know about so I could gamble. Needless to say I lost a lot of money and when it was all said and done I was contemplating ... Read More »

My Husband Proudly Serves in the US Army But Has Student Loans

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“Dear Steve, My husband is in the US Army has been proudly servicing since 1998. He is considering retirement (he has prior service before 1988 which counts towards his 20 years). He has about $44,000 left of his student loans. His loans were consolidated since shortly after 1998 (his graduation from vet school). We don’t seem to be making a ... Read More »

Army Soldier Wants to Fix His Credit After a Messy Divorce

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“Dear Steve, 26yr old Army soldier trying to fix credit after a messy divorce a few years back. I was deployed, she decided to leave, and stopped paying on just about everything that was in my name without my knowledge. Upon my return, I joined “freecreditreport.com” to continuously monitor my credit and my debts, and I contacted and paid and/or ... Read More »

I’ve Put My Gun in My Mouth Many Times to Deal With My Debt. – Matthew

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“Dear Steve, 37 years old, 2 kids 11 and 10. I served in Iraq. Suffering now with severe mental issues. I grew up abused and joined the Army at 21. I have gone to Iraq. Moments after leaving home my wife moved my kids across the country and filed for divorce. While serving in a combat zone I was going ... Read More »

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

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“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 »

Got Student Loans While on Active Duty in Army. I’ve Defaulted. – Justin

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“Dear Steve, 12 years of military service. 1 bad decision to get student loans while active duty. I have accrued some debt with student loans while on active duty and have defaulted because I am overseas and don’t have the info for the lenders and now Im afraid they are going to take my tax return when I have to ... Read More »

I’m in the Navy. How Can I Tackle Private Student Loans in Default. – Theresa

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“Dear Steve, I graduated from college in 2006 with a BA and then enlisted in the Navy. I have been in the service now for 6 and a half years. I have about $116,000 in private student loans that are in default. I don’t make enough money to take care of my living expenses and send money to my family ... Read More »

I Was in Marine Boot Camp When I Found Out About My Bad Capital One Debt. – Adam

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“Dear Steve, Thank you for taking the time to read and answer my question. I’m currently dealing with old, bad debt I’m trying to pay off. I’ve been paying off accounts and also dealing with an identity theft situation where my social security was used unknowingly by a family member for their bills. At this time, I’m considering pressing charges ... Read More »

Retired From the Navy and Now Can’t Sleep Because of Our Debt. – Elio

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“Dear Steve, I am so glad to have come across your website. I am presently in a situation for which I need help. I have recently retired from the Navy. Unfortunately my income has dropped by approximately 70% and my expenditures have increased, i.e. monthly co payment/deductibles for Health/Dental insurance. I thought I could manage all my obligations as soon ... Read More »

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