I Was a National Guard Nurse With Loads of Student Loans

“Dear Steve, I am a nurse who graduated in 1997. I went into default and had my wages garnished for nearly two years. I was in the Florida Army National Guard and one of the benefits was student loan repayment of $20,000. I took out a grand total of $30,000 thinking I would only have … Read more

I Had a Brain Tumor and Then Became Addicted to Pain Killers. – Jim

“Dear Steve, Dear Steve, I was making about $100,000 year as a registered ER nurse. I had a tumor close to my brain removed. Became addicted to narcotics, told my work and board of nursing, checked myself into 28 days inpatient and 5 months outpatient 5 days then 3 days last 2 months. On unemployment … Read more

I Can’t Get a Private Student Loan to Finish My Nursing Degree With a Tax Lien. – Shelia

“Dear Steve, In February 2012 I filled for an Offer In Compromise with Georgia Department of Revenue. I am a nursing student and I am not employed. I received a call from the State Department wanting me to make payment arrangements for $50.00. I explained that paying $50.00 a month will cause a hardship and … Read more

My Daughter Studied to be a Nurse But is Buried in Student Loans. – Kim

“Dear Steve, My daughter and her husband, both 27, are expecting their first child next year. My daughter has nearly $100,000 of student loan debt including several private loans. She is a nurse but has been unable to get the hospital-based job she hoped for when she started school, and she is making about $20,000 … Read more

I’m a Nurse and Just Barely Making Ends Meet But My Husband Won’t Help Financially. – Kaye

“Dear Steve, I am married and work as a nurse, making a good salary. I currently have around $32,000 in debt. This includes a debt consolidation account, car, bank loan, student loan medical bills, and back taxes. I am able to pay my monthly payments but have not been able to cover the taxes and … Read more

We Are Working Hard But Not Getting Anywhere on Getting Out of Debt. – Jenn

“Dear Steve, My husband and I are both working everyday– with No days off– we are JUST PAYING our maxed out credit card bills– $45,000– + –mortgage on our house–$122,000– home equity $42,000-etc.- the bills never go away– they keep getting bigger– and we do not even use them anymore– late fees, CRAZY interest, etc. … Read more