My Sallie Mae Private Student Loans Hang Over Me Like a Dark Cloud

Question: Dear Steve, I originally borrowed a lot of private loan money from Sallie Mae (7 different loans). Unfortunately, they all defaulted once I decided to stop paying (because my minimum/interest-only/salary-based payments did nothing). I paid a company to help me get collection companies to validate the debts, which they couldn’t, so I was never … Read more

Rapid Reader Questions, Debt Consolidation, Navient, Credit Score, Fraud, and More

Q: Is it legal for a mortgage company to all of a sudden demand a deferment balance from 10 years ago now, or will they foreclose on the home I am one month behind on the monthly payment? A: That sounds a lot like a balloon mortgage (a mortgage in which a large portion of … Read more