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My Mother Died, I’m Behind on Rent and My Car. I’m Scared. – Michelle


“Dear Steve, My mother passed away in October – no life insurance – I took out 2 pay day loans and 3 payday installment loans to cover expenses and then my bank finally gave me a loan for her funeral expenses. But now I am caught in the vicious payday loan cycle and can not take care of daily living ... Read More »

    You Literally Saved My Life and Financial Future. Thank You. – Steve

    bankruptcy congratulations

    “Dear Steve, I just wanted to say thank you as I owe you a debt of gratitude! My partner lost his job due to a health issue and has been unemployed for five years–I tried (in vain) to sustain my debts. I tried every resource to stay afloat. I quickly learned that there are resource to provide loans, payday loans, ... Read More »

      I’m So Afraid of Bankruptcy. – Matt


      “Dear Steve, I have a lot of credit card debt and a home in foreclosure. My credit score is really hurting and so the attorney for the foreclosure advised us to declare bankruptcy. We have two cars and dont know how to handle the cars with regard to bankruptcy. My wife makes no income and I don’t know how she ... Read More »

        We Have a Lease to Own Our House But I Credit is Terrible. – Colton


        “Dear Damon, I work a salary based job at 35 k yr my wife is a stay at home mom with two children we are tied into a lease to own on our house that we are supposed to find financing for in about a year from now. I’m 25 k in medical debt do i file chapter 7 or ... Read More »

          Can I Trust Debt Settlement Companies Who Promise Big Results? – Lisa


          “Dear Damon, I am $30,000 in debt. What would be your advice in dealing with companies of debt settlements who claims to reduce your debt by 50% and charges you 20-23% interest if your total debt? Lisa” Hello Lisa, I think a majority of debt settlement programs are bad news. I can comfortably say that you should stay away from ... Read More »

            We Are On Disability and Social Security and the Debt Settlement Company Says They Can Help. – Brett


            “Dear Damon, I am on disability with a an income less than 30% of my working income. My wife has a start-up business that continues to lose money and has been unsuccessful at finding a job. During the last 6 years on disability we burned through our savings as well as accumulating about $200,000 in unsecured credit card debt. Although ... Read More »

              Unemployed, Heart Attack, Stroke and Retired Mother Paying My Student Loans. – Jackie

              Drowning swimmer

              “Dear Steve, My husband and I filed Bankruptcy # 7 back in 2011, Most of the bills were medical but I added my student loan (Chase- Bank One) which Ive been told is a private loan. Everything was discharged except the student loan. I even sent a Hardship letter but it was after the hearing and I feel that maybe ... Read More »

                My Medical Situation Has Me Hurting Financially. – Louise


                “Dear Steve, I am currently 53 years old and single (never married). I am a licensed practical nurse. I was working full time until 2005 – when I went into kidney failure and had to go on dialysis. Because of my illness I had to stop working and go on Social Security Disability. I was living with my Dad ( ... Read More »

                  How Should My Boyfriend and I Handle Getting Out of Debt? – Marissa

                  couple working

                  “Dear Steve, I have $64,000 in student loan debt and my boyfriend has $10,000+ in credit card debt. I make $18,000/year less taxes and he makes $40,000/year. We want to aggressively tackle our debt. I had been deferring my loans for years (or so I thought) but now I’m facing wage garnishment. We are in our 30s with no savings ... Read More »

                    I’m Think About Using National Debt Relief. How Will It Hurt Me? – Steven


                    “Dear Steve, I am reaching a point with my debt that I am unable to get out from under. I am maxing out and while I can current on all cards and making more than the minimum payment, am never going to get out from under given that my current income is only about half of what I use to ... Read More »

                      Can I Negotiate a Settlement With My Own Credit Card Companies? – Larry

                      puzzled looking little boy looking to the left

                      “Dear Michael, I have the great deal credit debt – long story – used a number courtesy checks against these credit cards to add monies into company believing I would pay them off. Well that did not happen, so I have been paying monthly and these amounts – never go down due the interest rates. Instead of using one of ... Read More »

                        Why Can’t I Just Ignore My Creditors Instead of Filing Bankruptcy? – Troy


                        “Dear Steve, I have 2 unsecured personal credit cards I used almost 100% for a business that went under (so I am not subject to means testing). Each one is a little under $25K. I have spoken to a BK attorney. The problem is, the only thing in my name alone is one of a cars. It’s free and clear ... Read More »

                          Is Real Estate Law Center in Pasadena, CA a Scam? – Roland


                          “Dear Steve, Is real estate law center in Pasadena Ca a scam? I want info on a case that they have won, but can’t give me any info. They want me to pay money up front. They do not sound like a “real” company.Do you have any info on these people if they are legit? They said that I would ... Read More »

                            My Credit Score is Stagnant After My Bankruptcy. – Lynn


                            “Dear Steve, I discharged my debt in 2010, opened a few charge cards to build my credit. Have been doing all the right things. On time payments, debt on cards never over 30%, paid my car off and my Fico score stays the same. 686 for a year now. Before bankruptcy my score was 750-790. What is going on? I ... Read More »

                              My Debt Relief Company Vanished and I Want My Escrow Money Back. – Julie

                              Where did my debt relief company go?

                              “Dear Steve, I cannot get in touch with my debt relief company. I have 1900.00 built up in my escrow with my debt relief co. I have tried to get in touch with them, for status updates, with no response. The numbers are disconnected and I get no response when I mailed a letter to the address. should I stop ... Read More »

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