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I Have Bad Credit And I Want Good Credit. – Jamie

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“Dear Steve, I’m a 22 year old new grad from nursing school. Throughout my 4 yr college career, I acquired my debts including closed credit card accounts and a delinquent checking account from about 5 years ago, which were all eventually sent to collections agencies. Now that I have graduated and am making a pretty good living, I am looking ... Read More »

    We Are Looking Forward to Buying Our First Home But Our Credit Sucks. – Casey

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    Casey “Dear Steve, My husband and i are looking forward to buying our first home next summer. So right now we are in the process of getting are credit reports to see what would affect are interest rates and loan amt so we can pay those particular items off faster than the other not as important ones. I pulled my ... Read More »

      “How Do I Go About Making My Credit Score Better” – Antoine

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      Antoine writes in to the Get Out of Debt Squirrel and asks: I don’t have credit card dept of any kind. I’ve never filed bankruptcy. I have bills on my credit report some of them I’m unaware of and the others are overdue bills. How do I go about solving the problem to get it off my credit report? How ... Read More »

        Is There a Bad Credit Debt Consolidation Loan Out There For Me? – Diane

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        “Hi Steve, I am married with a 21 month old. Both my husband and I have 620 scores so obtaining credit is not that easy. Currently we have about $13,000 in debt that we need to get rid of just to make it each month. My husband is the only one working and we currently only have $200 a month ... Read More »

          My Twenty Year Old Daughter is in a Terrible Financial Situation. – Sam’s Mom

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          Sam’s Mom “Dear Steve, My daughter is 20 and what credit she has is already bad. She lived with a boyfriend (and friends) for two years and now has moved back home. Her current job is in the food industry on a college campus so that job will be gone when the school year ends. We have already used her ... Read More »

            How to Buy a House With Marks on Your Credit

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            If you have any negative marks on your credit such as a late payment, default, repossession, lien, judgment or bankruptcy you probably think you’ll never be able to buy a house. Not so. If you have a steady and secure income that is high enough so you can afford to make the monthly payments, and you have a sufficient sum ... Read More »

              How to Buy a Car With Marks on Your Credit and Not Get Taken for a Ride

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              If you have any negative marks on your credit such as a late payment, default, repossession, foreclosure, lien, judgment or bankruptcy you probably think you’ll have a hard time buying a car (or truck or van). Think again. There are many options available to you, but you’ve got to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each. Consider the following: You ... Read More »

                Seven Easy, Surefire, Guaranteed Ways to Trash Your Credit

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                I spend a lot of time helping people resolve credit issues and getting finances under control. Now it’s time to give guidance to those folks who are desperate to screw-up their credit. Who’d want to do that, you say? Plenty of folks are in an all-fired rush to make bad credit mistakes. Here’s how they developed the worst credit scores ... Read More »

                  Chris Has Bad Credit. I Show Him How to Easily Get Good Credit.


                  “Dear Steve, I’m 35, new dad, have a terrible credit score(in the 400s), want to improve my score for a better quality of life, and most of my debts are 8 years and older. I want to find specific information on how to remove old debts from my credit report. (ex. To whom do I write my letters? What should ... Read More »

                    I Haven’t Paid Any Bills And Don’t Know Where to Start. – Hippy

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                    “Dear Steve, So I haven’t paid any of my outstanding bills for some time now. I know that I owe $5,000 in credit debt and I had hip surgery and a severe car accident in the last two years. I have debt everywhere and have no idea where to start. Where should I start and who do I go to ... Read More »

                      How Can I Refinance My Car With Bad Credit? – Erik

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                      “Dear Steve, My situation revolves around my car loan. I got my loan back in July 2006, and the interest rate was high, understandably because I had bad credit. Now two and a half years later, it seems that it still is horrible, because NO ONE will refinance me. I tried (I googled my problem, saw you recommended it ... Read More »

                        Nobody Will Give Me a Debt Consolidation Loan to Pay Off My Debts. – Scott

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                        Scott “Dear Steve, I make good income (130,000.00/yr) but have three kids and several credit cards from before my pay went up. we have approx 40,000 in debt and the payment are starting to get more difficult. We are still making all of our payments How can I consulidate all this debt to one payment and pay off quicker? Scott” ... Read More »

                          Where Can I Get a Loan for $800 to Payoff My Debt With Bad Credit? – Terri

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                            What Would Happen if I Got a Mortgage With My Bad Credit Boyfriend? – Shelly

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                            “Dear Steve, I am thinking of getting a VA Loan. I would be buying the house with my boyfriend. I have great credit (780) but his is low, and has 2 foreclosures. I don’t feel I have enough income to only use mine. I’m tired of renting and have done it my whole life, I’m 35. Any advice you could ... Read More »

                              I Have Bad Credit From a Bad Relationship. – Meranda

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                              “Dear Steve, I have bad credit because I got in a relationship very young and have credit cards maxed and a few things in collection. Now I have 2 children and am not working I am on maternity leave and really want to get out of a bad relationship. I have looked at renting at another location but found out ... Read More »

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