A Guy is Trying to Sell Me a Motorcycle But Can’t Find Out How to Get The Lien Released. – Gilbert

“Dear Mitch, trying to purchase a motorcycle I am trying to buy a motorcycle that has a lien on it from Household Retail Services, the guy tells me they have been bought out, he tells me the bike is payed off, but he cant find out how to get the lien released, if i buy … Read more

The Finance Company Never Picked Up the Motorcycles After My Bankruptcy. – Richard

“Dear Lewis, I filed bankruptcy late last year and the chapter 7 I filed is over with and I received the final paper where it is discharged. I live in Ky. And I had three motorcycles that I filed on among other stuff. One finance company came and got their motorcycle at the beginning of … Read more

Another Exhausting and Sore Lesson in Enjoying Life

Being in debt can be all consuming. It feels like it chokes out the sun, postpones anything possibly good and muffles all laughter. But even in the face of financial troubles it is important to remember to keep on living, looking for anything positive to celebrate and embrace life while you can. My advice on … Read more

2003 Backroads of American Debt – Day 3

Day three brought more weather surprises but also a great pair of back-to-back- interviews from people that were very honest about how they handle money. The first couple was retired and had not planed for retirement until just five years earlier and had never looked at their credit report. They trusted their banker to watch … Read more

2003 Backroads of American Debt – Day 1

In 2003 a small team and I traveled across America from Maryland to California to talk to people about money. credit, and debt. After making the trip, before the tapes were able to be professionally edited, my life and the non-profit group I founded changed dramatically and the tapes never made the light of day. … Read more

How to Find Joy in the Midst of Financial Troubles. For Me, it is a Camera or a Motorcycle.

In the past I’ve written about how important it is to not let your debt situation ruin your life. See “Don’t Let Your Debt Consume Your Life. Take Advantage of Free Beauty Around You.” Today I wanted to share with you another love in my life, my Suzuki Burgman motorcycle. I love to ride and … Read more

I Financed a New Demo Motorcycle Yesterday Even Though I Went Bankrupt.

Yesterday, Pam and I decided that we wanted to buy a new motorcycle that had been the 2008 dealer demo and only had a few hundred miles on it. We decided to buy a 2008 Honda Goldwing, a big touring bike but an awesome ride. We have some trips coming up that we are going … Read more

Donald Writes In And Asks For Help “I’m Getting Behind on Bills!”

“I’m starting to get behind on bills. I owe $180,000.00 total: two houses ($12,500.00 and $35,000.00 appraisal) $97,000.00 and $24,000.00 owed. A 2006 van, 2005 truck, 2006 motorcycle, $13,000.00 credit card debt, a 2004 450 4 wheeler, but I can pay only $1200.00 every two weeks. Any suggestions?” Donald, It sounds like you’ve had quite … Read more