“Dear Lewis, About three years ago I was living in a house with my fiancee and his grandparents. They had agreed to pay half of everything but to no avail they never paid a penny. I had to let me credit cards fall by the wayside so I could make sure I had a roof … Read more
Trudy “Dear Steve, I filed for bankruptcy in November. My court date with bankruptcy court is in January of 2009. My fiance and I wanted to get married in December but I am afraid to marry him before the court date. I don’t want to take the stand and state my new last name with … Read more
“Dear Steve, I am about to get married for the first time in about 6 months. I am scared of my debt and how it will effect my future husband (who happens to have a great credit score.) I have several debts to technical companies, one payday loan, and my very high and in collections … Read more
Brandi “Dear Steve, My Fiance and I are currently about 12,000 dollars in debt not including are student loans that are currently in deferment his deferment ends soon (he graduates next month) his school cost about 40,000 dollars I’m just starting school so my loans and schooling will be deferred for a while Most of … Read more
“Dear Steve, My fiancee has an outstanding loan with her ex-husband. When we get married, will I be financially/legally responsible for that loan? Ken” Dear Ken, No. The only way you would be “responsible” for it would be indirectly. Let’s say she brings this debt into the marriage and for her to be able to … Read more
“Dear Steve, Hello. This is so hard for me to do. I am 32 years old and have lived in fear of my debt for 5 years now. It controls my life. I have told no one about the amount of debt I have incurred. My boyfriend recently proposed to me and I want with … Read more
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“Dear Steve, I currently separated from my fiance and am left with 2 car payments, a motorcycle payment, mortgage, student loans, credit cards and everything else. I obviously, no longer have his income to count on. I have received payment extensions, “down-graded” phone and tv plans, but this stll leaves me negative every pay period. … Read more