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My Husband and I Have Fallen Into the Constant Cycle of Debt. – Sharon

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“Dear Steve, Hello! My husband and I have fallen into the constant cycle of debt. We bought our townhouse in Halifax Massachusetts in 2000 for $124,900. Since then we have refinance, paid off credit cards, racked up credit cards, refinanced etc etc etc… We now have a mortgage of $155,000. We make appoximently $95,960 together. We also STILL have about ... Read More »

    I Have a Lot of Bank of America Debt I Need to Clear. – Dan

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    “Dear Steve, Thank you in advance for your assistance. I have roughly $50K in credit debt. I have been a customer with BofA for 20+ years and recently thought that I should approach them. Obviously, your article made me re-think that. In general, I am looking to consolidate and just give myself some sort of peace of mind. What would ... Read More »

      I’m Not Paying My Bills But Need to Rebuild My Credit. – John

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      “Dear Steve, I am currently past due and do not pay payments on my debt. I am aprox. $2500 in debt from two credit cards, a loan, and debt thats being collected from another source from sprint. I have not planned on paying any of these but i need to build credit and fix this. What is the appropriate way ... Read More »

        My Husband is Supposed to Pay My Debt in the Divorce But He’s Not. – Jessica

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        “Dear Steve, My ex husband and I have about $30k in credit card debt. He agreed to take it in the divorce settlement but it is all in my name. He isn’t paying everything as he needs to be and I’m getting all the collection calls. Telling the creditors that he is responsible and giving them copies of the divorce ... Read More »

          Bank of America Lied to Me And Jacked My Rates. – Dee-Dee

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          “Dear Steve, Initially contacted Bank of America to reduce Credit Card APRs, and they closed all my credit card accounts. Was told to call back in 6 months for APR reduction. Promised an APR reduction from 24.99% to 8.99%. Received a letter indicating that although Bank of America agreed to the APR reduction, they are now rescinding the arrangement. Once ... Read More »

            How Can I Get Citimortgage to Not Foreclose On My House? – Robert

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            “Dear Steve, We bought our home in 1995 put $25K down and mortgaged $70K for 15 years @8,5%. The mortgage was not originated with Citi but is serviced by them and I believe the mortgage “investor” is Wells fargo. Long story short; the last two years have been difficult but we’ve been managing to stay under 90 days on the ... Read More »

              Should I Be Worried They Will Take My House? – Sarah

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              “Dear Steve, Divorced, accumulated at least $15000.00 in unsecured CC debt and owe on a car loan. I was recently laid off and cannot meet my bills. I stand to inherit the house I live in, and maybe 10,000. in cash. Should I apply for bankruptcy, I would want chapter 7 but am afraid they would take my house with ... Read More »

                Will I Be Able to Travel to United Arab Emirate Without Fear of Arrest? – Graham

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                “Dear Steve, I am planning a family vacation to Dubai in the near future, but have become worried about a credit card balance of about 600AED with HSBC that was left unpaid in 2001 when I returned home to the UK after a period of residency in Dubai. Would this outstanding debt mean I have an outstanding warrant for my ... Read More »

                  Credit Solutions of America and American Debt Arbitration, Debt Settlement Companies, Are Sued by State of Florida

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                  Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced his office has filed two lawsuits on behalf of Florida consumers against five debt settlement-related companies. According to the Attorney General’s lawsuits, the businesses promised consumers they could pay off their debts for a fraction of the amount owed, but instead collected large up-front fees and left customers with little or no money ... Read More »

                    A Review of the Everest Debt Solutions Debt Settlement Client Agreement


                    Recently I wrote about a debt settlement company called Everest Debt Solutions here and here. I managed to get my hands on one of their client agreements so I wanted to review it for you to help you understand what it all means to the best of my ability. I think you’ll find some eyeopening sections in my comments below ... Read More »

                      The Curse of the Hess Kennedy Debt Settlement Firm Lives On

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                      In a twisted matter of irony the law firm that was acting as a receiver for the Hess Kennedy debt settlement company that was closed down in Florida, has been closed down. reported that Lewis B. Freeman & Partners went to court in Florida on Friday and put the firm out of business. This seems to have stemmed from ... Read More »

                        What is the Best Way to Eliminate My Credit Card Debt? – Anne

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                        “Dear Steve, I am a 39 year old woman who shares custody of my seven year old daughter. I got divorced a little over a year ago. I bought a townhome right after the divorce. I was lucky I bought when I did, because although I have excellent credit, I work as a bartender and I cannot prove my income, ... Read More »

                          My Father Stole $25,000 From Me. – Drew

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                          “Dear Steve, I’m 28 years old, have a 17 month old son, sole provider currently (my girlfriend is in nursing school). I have $28,000 in credit card debt, $15,000 student loan debt with Sallie Mae, currently trying to sell my house since I am quickly becoming unable to pay my mortgage. I owe my mother $16,000, which I borrowed to ... Read More »

                            I am Completely Freaking Out About My Debt. – Heather

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                            “Dear Steve, I was laid off in May and now our family has no way to catch up or settle with these people. We had not been able to pay for 8 months and so now they have sued. We have met with an attorney who advises us to file chapter 7. We have no assets except for the items ... Read More »

                              My Bank Does Not Accept Payment From a Debt Management Plan. What Do I Do? – Junior

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                              “Dear Steve, I’ve been in a dmp for the last year and 2 months. own a business. I am enrolled in a dmp plan but i have 2 credit cards from the same bank that do not accept payments. how do i go about this to resolve this? Junior”   Dear Junior, Basically, you can’t. Unlike bankruptcy, no creditor can ... Read More »

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