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Couple Gets Out of $88K in Debt in Three Years. Exception or Rule?

CNN broadcast the story below on how one couple managed to dig themselves out of debt in about three years. It is a good news story for those people that can afford the minimum payment on their debt plus pile on extra funds. In this case the couple used a credit counseling service to help … Read more

Are You Really Ready to Get Out of Debt? Can You Handle the Truth?

The Question Isn’t if I Can Get You Out of Debt. That’s Easy. I Can. The Real Question is…Are You Really Ready? People come to me all the time in an effort to get out of debt. I believe they desire to eliminate their debt and they can visualize a world without their painful debt … Read more

Which Debt Should I Pay Off First, Credit Card or Personal Loan? – Sean

Sean “Dear Steve, I’m a 20 year old college student around $2000 in debt, with two credit cards and one personal loan. What should I pay off first? The credit card with the highest balance or the one with the higher interest rate, or the loan. What effects my credit score the most? Sean” Dear … Read more

Bank of America Offers “Clean Sweep” Debt Consolidation Loan Up to $50,000. Let’s Look at The Facts And See Who Is Really Cleaning Up.

In this time of great economic worry and stress, Bank of America is sending out an offer they call their Clean Sweep® – Bank of America® Debt Consolidation Plan. I thought it would be beneficial to take a close look at this offer and use it to help educate readers about what to look for … Read more

The Personal Finance Brain Trust Tackles – Trying to Make Ends Meet But Still In Trouble

This weeks personal finance brain trust question was one that I received online. My wife and I are both working, paying rent and land payment (have been trying to sell it), 3 kids and other debts and bills we are struggling from pay to pay and never get ahead. We have also borrowed money from … 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

Lourdes Writes In “What Should I Do to Get Out of Debt?”

“Dear Steve, I’m in debt really heavy from credit cards and other loans. What should I do to get out of debt. Lourdes” Dearest Lourdes, Wow, I really want to help you with some great advice and awesome guidance but gee-whiz a little more information would be really helpful. Maybe next time you write in … Read more

Christy Asks “Why Should I Even Bother With Getting Out of Debt?”

Christy wrote me at GetOutofDebt.org and asked me the following question. “I’ve been in debt so long I don’t even see why I should bother to get out of debt. It’s the American way. You get stuff, make payments and get more stuff. I think I’ll just stop worrying about getting out of debt.” Christy, … Read more