We Have Four Kids, My Wife Works Two Days a Week, And I Don’t Know if I Should Pay the Bills? – Scott

Scott “Dear Steve, $28,000 in debt on credit cards and medical. Wife works 2 days a week and does not bring in a significant portion of income to help. Have 4 children in house (2 of ours, 3 and 1 years old) and 2 step children (my wife’s)). My oldest step-child is pregnant and due … Read more

I’ve Made an Appointment With a Credit Counselor But What Should I Do? – Mary

“Dear Steve, I’ve been married for 4 years to my husband. We have a home, car, and one credit card in both of our names. We also have credit cards in just my name. Our credit card debt has gotten out of control; to the tune of $93 thousand dollars. $75 thousand is in my … Read more

Financial Counselor, Credit Counselor and Foreclosure Counselor Stress

The real world can never understand how much pressure a credit counselor, debt counselor or housing counselor deals with on a daily basis. Allowing your work to invade your walls is easy to do. Those of us who care can find ourselves worrying about the people that turn to us for help and not letting … Read more

Tithing, Saving and Getting Out Of Debt – The Personal Finance Bloggers Brain Trust

This weeks question put to the personal finance bloggers brain trust at GetOutOfDebt.org was: When people are working with a credit counselor or working up their own budget they often hear or believe that they should not make religious contributions and should not put any money in savings while they are making debt repayments. Instead, … Read more