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How Should My Boyfriend and I Handle Getting Out of Debt? – Marissa

“Dear Steve, I have $64,000 in student loan debt and my boyfriend has $10,000+ in credit card debt. I make $18,000/year less taxes and he makes $40,000/year. We want to aggressively tackle our debt. I had been deferring my loans for years (or so I thought) but now I’m facing wage garnishment. We are in … Read more

My Parents Cut Me Off. They Didn’t Approve of My Boyfriend. – Chantel

“Dear Steve, About one year ago, my parents announced that they would be cutting me off because they did not approve of my boyfriend. I come from an upper middle class family, and up until this point I had my college, car, insurance, sorority, rent, clothes, etc. completely paid for, so I was devastated and … Read more

I Dated a Loser Who Took My Money And Left Me With Debt But Now I Want to Get Married to a Great Guy. – Aleah

Aleah “Dear Steve, I am currently in debt of an estimated $7-8,000. (this is including late fees and interest accrued) Its all about 5-6 years old. It is in collections and only one of the collectors still calls me and I don’t receive mail from that one anymore. I also have not received mail from … Read more

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

“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 … Read more