4 Reasons You Could Be Denied a Mortgage

So, you’ve thought about whether renting or buying your next home is the right decision for you. If you decide to buy a home, you’ll likely have to prepare for financing your purchase with mortgage payments. Here’s where things can get a bit tricky. While getting a hold of the costs involved with home buying can … Read more

My Debt to Income is Very High and Nobody Will Give Me a Loan – Lisa

“Dear Steve, I am living on social security and savings, which are quickly becoming very scant. As my roof leaked over my head as I was sleeping, realized I needed to do something about this and thus began my quagmire (good word!) of a problem. Paid $8000. from five 0% promotional credit cards, carefully figuring … Read more

What Should My Daughter Do to be Able to Buy Her First House? – Carol

“Dear Steve, I’m not sure of the exact score, but my daugher’s (She is 26.) credit is good. She was in the process of trying to purchase her first home and was pre-approved for $100,000. Once into the process, she was denied because she had too much debt (student loans, car lease, credit card). She … Read more

Debt Ratio Formula, What Should Ours Be? – Victor

“Dear Steve, I started out in college with the only debt being my college loan which was manageable. Then it was suggested that I get a credit card while in college so that I could start to establish some credit. Well I got a credit card, then I got another credit card, and another, now … Read more

Terri Wants to Know “Is There a Way to Get Out of Debt Without Ruining Our Credit?”

Terri wrote and asked her question through the GetOutOfDebt.org site. If you have a credit or debt question you’d like to ask, just visit this page and ask. My help is totally free. “Dear Steve, We have appox $50,000 in revolving debt, 2 vehicle payments, 1st and second mtg, we pay everything on time and … Read more

I’m Living Off My Student Loans and Need to Get Out of Credit Card Debt. – Nancy

“Dear Steve, I am a full time graduate student who works occassionally. Mainly, I live off my student loans. I have 23K in credit card debt and need to get out of it because I don’t have much money to work with. I’m nervous about consolidating my credit cards because I heard that it doesn’t … Read more

I’m Struggling With High Interest Rates on my Credit Cards From Universal Default – Eric

“Dear Steve, Six years ago – had a unplanned child with my wife (still married). A Pediatrician put a $50.00 collection on my credit report (not my bill – total mistake). This triggered universal default 29% interest rates on me and my wife’s credit cards. I got it removed but could not get the card … Read more

Jeff Asks About Trick To Boast Credit Score. “Will It Work?”

“Dear Steve, I have never heard anyone ask this question or any money experts suggest it: If my wife and I have many joint user credit cards and lots of debt, could it help our credit scores if we changed the status of our joint cards to just the primary user, thus showing each of … Read more