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Drowning in Student Loans?

If you can’t make payments on your student loans, don’t panic. Don’t just give up and invite default, either. Default means that your credit will be damaged and your loan balance will increase dramatically with the addition of collection fees. And once you default, the holder of your loan will probably grab a portion of … Read more

I Need to Get My Student Loans Out of Forbearance?

Quinton “Dear Steve, I need to get my student loans out of forberrence? What is the best way to consolidate? Quinton” Dear Quinton Forbearance and consolidation are two different things. If your student loans are in forbearance they are on hold, not requiring any payments from you right now. But while they are on hold, … 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 Can’t Pay Sallie Mae – Carlos

Carlos “Dear Steve, Sallie Mae loaned me $10,537.50 on 08/31/1994. I started making payments on it in 2003. Have been in forbearance three times. I have already paid about $7,000 on this loan. he loan is on forbearance until 03/07/2009. Because of financial hardship I wanted to settle with Sallie Mae for $4,000. Total Principal … Read more

Ohio AG Goes after Barclays Capital Real Estate, HomeEq Services for Unfair Loan Modifications

The Ohio Attorney general has gone after Barclays Capital Real Estate operating under HomeEQ Servicing for several issues but one of them was an attempt to get Ohio consumers seeking loan modifications to sign agreements that included provisions for the borrower to: Waive all defenses, claims or offsets with respect to the unpaid principal balance … Read more

I Found You Through Mary Hunt and Debt Proof Living. – Shelly

Shelly “Dear Steve, Thank you so much for this website and helping people like myself get out of debt. I was inspired by Mary Hunt and joined as a member on her website debtproofliving to work my way out of debt. I have over 36k of credit card debt and I am using Mary’s system … Read more

Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Stand Behind Government Plan to Allow Bankruptcy Judges to Modify Mortgages

The following statement was issued today on behalf of the 3,500-member National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) by bankruptcy attorney and NACBA president Carey Ebert of Fort Worth, TX: “At a time when an estimated 6,600 American families are losing their homes to foreclosure every day, we welcome the Obama Administration’s support for changes … Read more

I’m in a Debt Management Program and I Can’t Afford It. What Should I Do? – Anne

“Dear Steve, I owe tons in credit cards and am in dept management. That payment takes half of my salery each month and now my student loans are out of forberance and i don’t qualify for financial hardship. Is debt arbitration legitamite? They say they can cut my debt by 60% and my payments would … Read more