Santander Consumer USA Says My Car Payment is Late and I Say It’s Not. – Kelly

“Dear Steve, I live in Colorado and I have a car loan with Santander Consumer USA. My payment due date is the 15th of every month. Over the past 2 years I have been paying this loan 2 or 3 weeks late. There have even been quite a few times when I paid the note … Read more

What Happens to My Credit if I Make a Partial Car Payment? – Nicole

“Dear Steve, Just a curious consumer. I have paid partial payments on a car loan and I wondered what will reflect on my credit report. If I paid a partial payment on my loan can the loan company still report me as late on my credit report?also I was wondering if hypathetically I was say … Read more

I’m Living With My Ex-Boyfriend and Can’t Afford to Move Out. – Kelly

“Dear Steve, My name is Kelly and I’m in a bit of a pickle. I have a car loan with the remaining balance of $28,417.00, I make $652.59 payments every month. I’m trying to look for my own place, bec I currently live with my ex-boyfriend. But in order for me to be able to … Read more

We’ve Already Deferred Two Loan Payments But That’s Not Enough. What Can We Do? – Kathe

“Dear Steve, We are in our 50s. We’d been doing well and racked up some serious debt. Ashamed to say how much but … over 70,000. This includes credit cards and loans. Not including our home. Last month I lost my job and have been looking (yes, looking hard!) but have not found anything as … Read more

Need My Car and 3 Months Behind. What Can I Do? – Rita

“Dear Steve, My husband has been unemployeed and I work full time. We had to move out of last home due to toxic mold. I am 3 months behind in car payments and they want to take my car. It is the only way i can get to work to get groceries for my kids … Read more

Would it be Wise to Pull the Cash Out of the 401k and Pay Towards Our Debt? – Brandy

Brandy “Dear Steve, I am 30 and my husband is 40.We have 27,000 in his 401k (we have lost almost 10,000). We dont have much as far as credit cards but we are drowing in a house payment, 2 Vehicle payments (1300 per month) and a payment on a rental property that we are unable … Read more

“I Have Three Degrees But I’m Broke And Miserable”

Theresa “Dear Steve, I have $75,000 in school loans and I have one job bringing in $360 per week after taxes and another job where I make $150 per week after taxes. My car payment is $251, rent is $600, utilities are $130, Food is $80, and water is $45. I have a 401(k) with … Read more

I’m Behind in My Mortgage and Car Payments. I Can’t Get Caught Up. – Dan

“Dear Steve, I am one month behind on mortgage. two months behind on two car payments. and am falling behind on other payments. I make enough money to pay my bills per month now but not enough to catch up. If I could just start over. I cant lose my home or my vehicles. Im … Read more

I Am 71 Days Behind on My Car Payment. I Am On Unemployment. – Pamela

Pamela “Dear Steve, I am 71 days behind on car payment. I am on unemployment. I was in a car accident back in January and hopefully will be settling soon. I was released from doctors care October 12th. I have been seeking a new job since July. I finally signed up with some temp agencies … Read more

Will We Be Evicted or Have to Still Pay Our Rent if We Go Bankrupt? – Lizzy

Lizzy “Dear Steve, My husband and I are considering filing for bankruptcy. WE have a lot of debt. We dont know how we are even going to pay next months rent. We have two little children as well. Car payments coming up… etc. How does bankruptcy work? Will we be evicted out of our current … Read more

Steve Writes In “I Want to Cash Out My 401(k) And Pay Off Debt.”

Steve wrote me through the GetOutOfDebt.org site to ask his question below. You can too! “Dear Steve, I currently make $46,000.00 per year with no benefits. My wife’s income is $19,800.00 per year. Three years ago her income was $35,000.00 per year. We have racked up about $20,000.00 in credit card debt and have a … Read more

My Car Payments and Car Insurance Are Killing Me Financially. – Greg

Greg “Dear Steve, Car payments and car insurance are killing me financially! I don’t know what to do on my car payment anymore? I’m getting financially stressed! Its extremely high and I pay high interest, plus I have another car I owed on and traded it for this new car and what was left on … Read more