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I Have Gone Through All My Savings and Gambled to Try to Stay Current on My Bills. – Janet

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“Dear Steve, I am 75,000 in debt. All are credit cards. Last year I lost a job of 20 years but was able to get a job at about 20,000 less income. I was able to convince myself that I had my debt under control because I was able to pay it. I have been fooling myself and now have ... Read More »

    My 19 Year Old Daughter Owes $5,000 on a TD Bank Credit Card. Does She Have to Pay?- Marion

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    Marion “Dear Steve, My daughter was is 19 years old was offered a credit card at TD Bank, when she went in to take some money out of her savings account. She was told that it was a great time to get a card, and that they get commission/points for how many people they can sign up for a credit ... Read More »

      My Fiance is Going Bankrupt. Will We Ever Be Able to Buy a House? – Jennifer

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      “Dear Steve, My fiance is considering filing for Chapter 7. He has okay/good credit, but more than $25,000 in credit card debt and his payments severely limit our finances. He does not have a car or house that creditors can seize for payment. I’ve read that bankruptcy will stay on your credit for 10 years, but other people have told ... Read More »

        I Have $95,000 in Credit Card Debt and Can’t Make the Minimum Payments. – Kevin

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        Kevin “Dear Steve, I’m presently current on all of my credit card debt (nearly $95,000), but life’s circumstances are making it extremely difficult to pay the minimum payments and I am not making any headway with my debt. I’m considering one of the many debt settlement companies out there and wondering if you know much about New Era Debt Settlement ... Read More »

          Bill Collectors Keep Calling About a Truck We Paid Off in 2003. – Stephanie

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          Stephanie “Dear Steve, My husband had bought a (used, but newer) truck a few years before we married (around’03?) He sold the car(truck) because full insurance with his driving history (at the time) made insurance and payment more than the rent payment. He knew he was “upside down” on the truck lien when he decided to sell it. Trying to ... Read More »

            My Debt Snowball, Snowballed. – Janine

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            Janine “Dear Steve, I have $90,000 in debt and make $63,000 a year. I did a debt snowball but that snowballed. I can’t seem to get out of debt. My parents were close to losing their home and I gave them most of my money. I have a few things I plan to sell but nowhere near enough to cover ... Read More »

              I Have a Florida Time Barred Debt Issue. – Sally

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              “Dear Steve, Bit complicated. Am aware of time barred et al in Florida a note for $5, 000 secured by the promise that when property sold it would be paid note dated in 2000 was meant to honor the loan made by a friend. my property was due to be sold in 2007 by a sales agreement. we also fixed ... Read More »

                I’m in Debt Because of Too Much Fish. – Michael

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                Michael “Dear Steve, I’ve had a hellish trip through misery and desperation the past few years. In 2006, I experienced a health condition and illness from heavy metals and mercury through extreme consumption of fish and seafood since beginning to eat them more frequently in 1997. In Jan 2007, I had to leave my established sales career because of the ... Read More »

                  I’m Going Bankrupt. How Long Until Bank of America Sues Me? – Mary

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                  “Dear Steve, I have consulted an attorney regarding my overwhelming credit card debt ~ over 80K. I was told to stop using the credit cards for 3 mos before filing Bankruptcy. I have 3 credit cards with B of A, and also have my checking account with them. The attorney told me to move my bank acct, but I’m concerned ... Read More »

                    I Want to Consolidate My Credit Card Debt at a Good Interest Rate. – Roy

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                    Roy “Dear Steve, Trying to consolidate debt. seems there is no real help unless you default im trying to get help before I get to that point. just want a fair deal…looking for 9 to 11 % interest rate for roughly 25,000 total debt( not including 20,000 left on two car payments) I make a good salary now but it ... Read More »

                      My Daughter Took Out Student Loans. I Couldn’t Co-Sign. Her Grandmother Did. Now She Can’t Pay. – Lorrie

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                      Lorrie “Dear Steve, Four years ago my daughter decided to go back to school. She took out student loans through Sallie Mae. I tried to co-sign for her but was turned down… my mother was not. So now we have a problem of course, my daughter has 2 children, no job and the ex-husband doesn’t work either. My mother (the ... Read More »

                        What Do I Do About Lawyer Calling Me to Collect on Old Debt? – Jeff

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                        “Dear Steve, Due to a loss of income last year we have been unable to pay numerous credit card companies. We are stable now but cannot catch up. One of the accounts was charged off in the mean time and it was purchased by a debt-collection company. I have received a letter and a few phone calls from someone in ... Read More »

                          I Just Finished a Divorce and Want to Dissolve My Debt. – Janet

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                          “Dear Steve, I am currently in debt, $40,000. I just finished a divorce, had to buy a home and furnish it for my children and myself. Now I want to disolve all of my credit card bills with one monehtly payment. Because I have too much revolving credit I keep getting rejected. I do not want to go to a ... Read More »

                            I Was Divorced and Debt Free, or so I Thought. – Cheryl

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                            Cheryl “Dear Steve, I was divorced, debt was paid in full when the house was sold, divorce papers show debt was to be paid and all accounts closed, but Bank of America left if open after it was paid in full, and ex went back and used it up again, without my knowledge, when i did have knowledge he asked ... Read More »

                              I Am Pregnant and in Debt in the UAE But Will Not Be Able to Pay My Bills for Ten Months. – Leifam

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                              Lefiam “Dear Steve, This is how the story goes,i have 2loans and 3credit cards with a local and international bank and my debts sums up to $13,000. I am currently working here in Dubai, UAE. And as we all know that UAE law with the debtors are so tight that they put everybody in jail who ever fails to pay ... Read More »

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