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I Was on SSI When I Took Out Debt and I Just Got Sued for It. – June

puzzle

“Dear Steve, I have credit card debt, student loan debt, and other personal debt. I just started working full time in August 2011 with an pay increase in April 2012 and I have a credit card company taking me to court already. Trial date is June 13, 2013. I also still recieve SSI disibility and I got in debt when ... Read More »

    I Was Scammed by the University of the Rockies. – Yolanda

    College Tuition Expenses

    “Dear Steve, Iam one of those scammed students who attended University of the Rockies at this time I am not sure who turn to next I reported this to the attorney general who referred me to the BBB. Who recieved the notice of my concerned with a removal and then a change to retest and take the comps test only ... Read More »

      Do I Have to Worry About My Debt? I’m Judgment Proof. – Salvatore

      debt

      “Dear Steve, Hi Steve, I am up to my neck in credit card bills about $58,000. I have talked to a few of my friends about my situation I only have monthly Social Security and a small Federal Retirement check. Creditors and Collection companies are starting to Call I heard that my Federal Checks are Income protected against any Garnishment ... Read More »

        I Want to Make Money Fast by Buying Discharged Debt and Tax Liens. – Mc C

        crime scene

        “Dear Steve, I just got out of debt by a thrid party company purchasing my debt. So of course….now, I want to buy a debt package that can yield about $25k for $350 bucks. Steve??? Is it even worth it? I’m fearful about buying debt with BK attached, especially Chap#7. It’s either buy debt or buy tax lien certificates? Which ... Read More »

          Is Century Negotiations a Reliable Company? – Bonnie

          OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

          “Dear Steve, I have settled one credit card and need your advice. I need to know if Century Negotiations is a reliable company to with to get out of debt. They have settled one credit card. I have 2 more to settle. I am thinking of getting a bank loan to pay off CNI. I have also inquired with BBB. ... Read More »

            Can I Get a New Credit Card While in My Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. – Rich

            Woman Whispers a Secret

            “Dear Steve, I am paying regularly on a Chap 13 plan and I’m about 2 years in out of 5. I have always been on time with this payment, my mortgages and cars. I have no other outstanding debts. I did accept a very low limit credit card just to use and then pay off every month. How do you ... Read More »

              How Can I Get the Credit Union to Lower Our Payments? – Krystyna

              stressed-woman

              “Dear Steve, My husband is the only bread winner in a family. We are both older and we have 3 young teenagers. I am 54 and he is 59. Our son is a junior in High school and our twin girls are 14 and still in middle school. We have about 22 thousand in credit card dead with credit union ... Read More »

                Can I Eliminate My Sallie Mae and Citibank Student Loans With Bankruptcy? – Kassandra

                money down the drain

                “Dear Steve, Situation * I have a Sallie Student Loan for 58577.75 and a Citibank Student Loan for 30960.30. I am a 26 year old female and my income doesn’t even cover my living cost. I live at home with my parents, still. My monthly payments are 622.68 and 297.20, respectively. That’s 919.88 per month. With both loans being deferred ... Read More »

                  Is Star Loan Services Legit or a Scam?

                  It's all very odd.

                  “Dear Steve, I’ve got more money going out then I have coming in. I am behind on several credit card accounts and I can no longer afford to pay everything due. I can’t get a consolidation loan because I have to high debt to income ratio. I have thought about filing bankruptcy but there are certain things I wouldn’t want ... Read More »

                    Should I Cancel With Persels & Associates? I Could Just Cry. – Ruth

                    hug

                    “Dear Steve, Husband and I have been in credit card debt for several years. We are in our mid 30s, have a 15 yr. mortgage, and 10k tax debt. I feel covered up. I don’t want to have a child because of all the debt. I want to see the light at the end of this dark tunnel. We joined ... Read More »

                      I’m Losing Sleep Over Debt Collector Threats. – David

                      don't give up

                      “Dear Steve, On April 10,2013 My wife got a call from someone with a forgin accent who told her that they have criminal papers with my name on them breach of contract/fraud for a payday loan that I supposed to have taken out sometime in 2008, I have not got any paper work on this I don’t know where the ... Read More »

                        What is a SCN and Can I Really Legally Use it to Get New Credit? – Denise

                        terrifying man

                        “Dear Steve, Received an email from someone telling me that they can help me establish new credit using SCN. What is a SCN? They said it was legal and I am wondering why I have not heard of it before. Why can these people get one and I can not if they are legal? Why do I have to pay ... Read More »

                          Is Student Loan Relief a Legitimate Company to Help Me With My Student Loans? – Andrew

                          hiding narrow

                          “Dear Steve, My wife has defaulted on a student loan (federal). We just received a first call from a collection agency. (Performant Recovery Inc.) They stated we have 48 hours to supply them with all bank statements for 2012 and fill out a very personal form. We are not making enough money to pay this off. We have two children ... Read More »

                            Why Did Sallie Mae Stop Garnishing My Wages? – Misty

                            gears

                            “Dear Steve, I owe Sallie Mae around $35,000 in loans. They sent a garnishment letter to my employer for around $5,000. After garnishing my wages for almost two years and taking a full tax refund and most of the next year’s refund, they got the amount they were wanting. The garnishment is no longer being taken out of my check. ... Read More »

                              I’ve Heard I Can Discharge My Private Student Loans in Bankruptcy. Is That Rue? – Jennifer

                              calculator

                              “Dear Steve, I have about $13,000 in credit card debt (minimum payments of $150 total), $17,000 left of my car loan (which I’m current on my monthly pmts – $465/month), and a total of $180,000 in student loans, of which $72,000 is federal (which I’m currently on Income Based Plan of $30/month – they at least work with you) and ... Read More »

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