My Husband is Not Aware of our True Financial Situation. – Nancy

“Dear Steve, I’m unemployed since 9/4/08 and my work is in the IT field. I collect unemployment of about $1,160/mth. My husband is a Maintenance Mechanic and brings in about $27k a year, or $1,600 after taxes and deductions. I used to make upwards around $45k as a programmer before I got sick about 5 … 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

Tiffany is Behind in Student Loans, Late On Other Payments, And Looking For Hope

Tiffany “Dear Steve, I’m a 23 year old college student and I owe around $40,000 in student loans, as well as having $8,000 in credit card debt. I was laid off for two years and just going to school (the debt obviously accumulated) and I just started working again for less money. I have been … Read more

I’m Buried in Student Loan Debt and not Even Finished with School. – Levi

Levi “Dear Steve, I am finishing school right now after taking a two year hiatus. The problem is that I already have 60k in student loan debt and I am going to be pushing 75k by the time I am done. With the current crisis in our economy noone is refinancing or taking on loan … Read more