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My Ex-Husband Financially Ruined Me

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Question: Dear Steve, My ex husband and I divorced almost 5 years ago. He took the house in the divorce however I am the only one listed on the deed. As part of the divorce decree, I agreed to sign a quit claim deed if he sold the property. He agreed to pay certain debts as part of that agreement, ... Read More »

    Persels and Associates Was Supposed to Take Care of My Debt

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    Question: Dear Steve, I engaged Care One to help me with debt consolidation and repayment. They told me to stop answering my phone and moved me to Persels and Associates. After more than five years of paying monthly, they told me that my debts were resolved. I found out this morning that I have a $14,000 lien on my house ... Read More »

      There is No Way I Can Ever Afford My Private Student Loans. What Can I Do?

      Question: Dear Steve, I have a total student loan debt of $140,000. Out of that total amount, about $131,000 is Private Student Loans. I have a bachelor’s degree that I received in 2012. I have been working since the day I graduated making decent money, but not enough to live on my own and afford my minimum private student loan ... Read More »

        A Company is Trying to Collect on a 10-Year-Old Debt From the UAE

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        “Dear Jon, I left the UAE Dec 2005 and had all clearances from all banks I did business from. Last month EmiratesNBD said I owed them a loan of 100,000 dhs. I do not even remember taking a loan out from them as I never had an account bank account with Emirates Bank. I did return to the UAE in ... Read More »

          Can I Just Pay What I Can Afford on My Private Student Loans?

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          Question: Dear Steve, So I have private loans and a few federal loans my month payment currently is for all my loans is about $1000. My employer has been helpful by letting me work OT to make this happen. Currently working 12 hours of OT a week. But that is about to end, they are working on eliminating OT for ... Read More »

            Coyle White Devine Collecting in UK on UAE Debt They Don’t Own

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            “Dear Jon, I left UAE in 2013 with credit card debts. Got work to pay the mortgage during the lean times and returned to take up another position back in UK. Could have paid them off but would have come back with nothing and needed support to take the new job so decided not to pay them. Being harassed by ... Read More »

              I’m a Single Mom and Struggling with Student Loans and Childcare

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              Question: Dear Steve, I am a single mom of two and I have about 67k in student loan debt. I cannot afford to pay my student loans after trying to work 2 and 3 jobs just to take care of my children. I don’t have anyone to help me. The payments are high, even with the income based repayment plan. ... Read More »

                Making More Money Drives Up My Student Loan Payments

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                Question: Dear Steve, I owe like 50k or more in student loans that I will never be able to pay. I graduated in 1997 and have been able for various reasons to defer with different programs until recently. I guess laws changed. My loans are with Granite State. I am setup on income based payments. I am married, with one ... Read More »

                  Can I Just Let My Private Student Loans Expire and Say Goodbye?

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                  Question: Dear Steve, I owe 104K in private loans. I think I have 8. One of the loans has a cosigner. If I quit paying my loans and still continue to pay the one with the cosigner. I am to the point where I can’t afford to live. I have a good job but can’t get ahead. Is it possible ... Read More »

                    Coyle White Devine is Threatening Me With Legal Action for Dubai Debt

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                    “Dear Jon, I left Dubai in mid 2009 with a number of debts which I was unable to service (and still unable to service). I moved to Czech Republic from Dubai and have been here ever since. I have a bank account in the UK which is registered at my parents address. I guess because of this connection, a letter ... Read More »

                      Can I Not Pay My Private Student Loan With a Cosigner?

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                      Question: Dear Steve, I paid my undergraduate degree completely in loans, some federal, most private. The private loan companies include: Discover student loans and Wells Fargo. My loans are sum total of 70,000. I want to go back to graduate school but I’m terrified of getting into more loans. What do you suggest for lenders who have cosigners? Claiming bankruptcy ... Read More »

                        AES is Not Willing to Help Me With an Affordable Private Student Loan Payment

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                        Question: Dear Steve, Several years back my married daughter had been working and due do the economy had been losing many jobs. She decided to go back to school to hopefully get a better job. Of course to make all this happen she needed to apply for student loans. In order to get the loans she needed a co-signer. I ... Read More »

                          How Can I Move Forward When My School Won’t Release My Transcript?

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                          Question: Dear Steve, I attended a private college one trimester in 1986 when I was 18. I transferred to a public university that year and completed my degree. 30 years later, today I am wanting to get a second degree but need my official transcript from the private college that I attended in 1986. They are withholding the official transcript ... Read More »

                            My Step-Son Killed His Father and His Mom Cosigned His Student Loans

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                            Question: Dear Steve, Step-son that is SSI disabled for 3+ years with Mental Illness, Maternal Mother, My wife, co-signed student loans for him. He is now in Jail for murdering his paternal father and will end up in jail or an institution for the rest of his life. My step-son’s never paid any of his loan payments only my wife. ... Read More »

                              My Navient Student Loans Are Out of Control

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                              Question: Dear Steve, I currently owe Navient $163,000 on my Private Student Loans. After graduating in 2009 with few job prospects, I put these loans into forbearance for the first two years while I could. This raised my original debt total from $153,000 to the current figure of $163,000. I have paid interest only repayments for the past 4 years ... Read More »

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