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We Can’t Sell Our Car Without a Smog Certification. – Ashley

car broken

“Dear Steve, Looking for some advice on an upside down car. My hubby and I have a 2004 honda crv. the car is actually “technically” paid off, we have the pink slip, however we have a regular loan through our credit union with a payment of $341/month and a total balance of $8,000. So its not a car loan, but ... Read More »

    Is There a Better Tool to Get Out of Debt Than the Debt Snowball? – Ginger

    change5

    “Dear Steve, I am 58, my husband 61. We presently have about $20000.00 in credit card debt. We are never late and have excellent credit so using a credit counseling agency is not a option. We are no longer using our credit card and are paying cash. That has been hard but we know what we needed to do. We ... Read More »

      Account Corp is Collecting a Debt From Me But Can’t Clarify the Balance Due. – John

      calculator

      “Dear Steve, Debt with R.C.Willey ,that due to emergency health situation ,it went to Acct Corp of Nevada as collection. Per Account Corp principal of debt was $8,881.48 , Contractual collection fees of $2,960.49 of which RCWilley has reduced to $2,018.52.contracual interest of $5,230.78 which there client R.C.Willy has agreed to reduce to 0. I have R.C.Willy’s transaction history on ... Read More »

        Should I Get a Charge Off Removed From My Credit Report? – Defanso

        credit good

        “Dear Steve, My overall credit goes from fair to good depending on the credit agency, scores 686, 704, 708. For the past 2 years my payment history listed as 99.99% on time. I’ve paid off all of my credit card debt to $0, Only having my student loan & my mortgage outstanding. Only thing I see that is holding my ... Read More »

          Nobody Can Tell Me Where My Money Went When the Johnson Law Group Went Out of Business. – Ashley

          hiding

          “Dear Steve, I was a client of the Johnson Law Group (Jonathan Rufus) 2009-end of 2010 early 2011. I had consolidated my credit card debt. They managed to pay off all but the ONE BIG ONE. They took out $400 from me monthly for 18months and never paid off the big one I asked them to negotiate. I now.. have ... Read More »

            I’m a Disabled and Retired Police Officer With Debt. – James

            past due envelope

            “Dear Steve, I am now a 52 yr. old medically retired policeman. I have been retired for now two years, I always worked secondary security jobs as most police do, so I accumulated a lots of debt, vehicles, etc. I was claimed disabled for health reasons, and I had disability insurance on my vehicle. Now since I was forced to ... Read More »

              Who Should I Use to Refinance Our House and Take Cash Out? – Chuck

              Toolbelt-On-Handyman

              “Dear Steve, Lost my job in 2008 in the building industry. Did not find a job till 2011. I used my 401k to pay bills down to where I could make minimum payments on credit cards & keep the house running on unemployment payments. The unemployment benefits ran out and so did my luck as far as keeping up with ... Read More »

                I Have a Lien Against My House for an Old Debt. – Joanne

                closeup of a gavel on cash, from above

                “Dear Steve, I had a judgement from a credit card against me, I filed for chapter 13 , but the plan was dismissed early. I saw on my credit report that the judgement was there but the company never contacted me. My wages were never garnished etc While going through my paperwork I found a letter from the sheriff that ... Read More »

                  I Took Money From My IRA and Now Owe the IRS. I’m So Scared. – Angela

                  IRS

                  “Dear Steve, Hi. I’ve never had any problems or issues with the IRS until 2011. I resigned from a company that I worked for 11 years due to illness. I rolled over my 401k approx 60k to an IRA local bank. After recuperating, I was unable to get a job, unemployment was still high. Anyway, since I was renting, I ... Read More »

                    I Had to Withdraw From Law School Due to Illness. They Say I Owe Money. – Carol

                    It's all very odd.

                    “Dear Steve, Student Loan Debt: over $100,000.00 law school debt plus masters debt but no undergrad debt. Here’s one for you. I was studying for a Masters at a law school in so. cal. withdrew due to illness. They say I never withdrew and took the money for one class from student loan and the other class had private funding ... Read More »

                      How Can We Get the Bank to Not Report the HELOC Short Sale? – Teresa

                      Real Estate Concept

                      “Dear Steve, House was paid in full. Took out a HELOC that got under water. Bank has accepted a short offer. Payment on HELOC was never late. Credit score currently very, very high. We took out a HELOC a few years ago that was used toward building costs of the new house we live in now. The original house became ... Read More »

                        We Owe $700,000 in Student Loans And Need Help! – Laura

                        broken piggybank with dollar notes

                        “Dear Steve, We are considering bankruptcy and have a huge student loan of over $700,000 that has been in forbearance for 24 months. We have only paid small monthly payments in the past because of being self-employed and not making a lot of money. The original amount was about $200,000 and the rest is interest. My husband is 51 & ... Read More »

                          I’m Buried in Debt From Getting Divorced. – Brad

                          Divorce

                          “Dear Steve, Recently divorced; incurred 30k in debt through the break up with misc. items. Income 6500 month 4200 after tax 35000 in credit card debt My mortgage 1200 Old mortgage, which I do not pay and states in my divorce decree is 2100 but this is killing my credit. What is the best way to get out from under ... Read More »

                            I Am Never Gambling at the Casino Again But I Need Help. – Pat

                            slot machine

                            “Dear Steve, I have been going to the casino for sometime now but it has really gotten out of hand I find myself hitting the atm machine and now I have no money my rent is due the gas is due and I dont know where to turn It has become serious and I am getting scared well not getting ... Read More »

                              I’m Retired, Sick, Poor, and Deep in Debt But I Want to Avoid Bankruptcy. – Jim

                              heart

                              “Dear Steve, I am 68 years old. I worked my life in the Title Insurance Business. I have a High School Education – only. I have taken classes at a University and other classes that I could sign up for and gain more knowledge. I finished my career in 2007 as I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. I owe ... Read More »

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