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Adult Baby Continues To Receive Social Security Benefits – Fraud Allegations Dropped


Stanley Thornton, Jr. was featured, not too long ago, on an episode of National Geographic’s television show, “Taboo” where his life of living as an Adult Baby was showcased. When I first came across this news story I immediately thought of an episode of CSI I had seen once of an adult man living his life as a baby due ... Read More »

    True Cradle Robbers – Stealing Credit From The Cradle

    It’s often not a parent’s first thought to check the credit report of their minor child, however, it may now become a necessity. Not because a child may fraudulently be using credit without their parents’ knowledge but because scammers may have stolen their unused Social Security number and identity. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) put out a warning last week ... Read More »

      I’m Living on Unemployment and Social Security But In Debt. – Tom

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      “Dear Steve, I am out of work and collect unemployment from florida. I also took social security at age 64 to get buy on. My wife works but will retire in Feb 2012. After all our bills not credit cars are paid we haveroughly 1200.00 left We have about 26000 in credit card debt.The excess is used for food and ... Read More »

        We Live on Social Security Alone and Can’t Pay Our Creditors. – Bogey

        “Dear Lewis, My wife & I are on SS and have credit card debts of $60k. We have no savings, and SS funds to pay only about half the minimum monthly card payments. We live in Ohio and only assets are our home and car. We do meet chapter 7 income requirements, We are not sure if working with a ... Read More »

          I’m 69 And Lost My Job But I Want to Pay My Debts. – Chuck

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          Chuck “Dear Steve, I am 69. lost my job of 15 years 6 months ago. Am on SS and work odd jobs when I can. Have 56,000 credit card debt, Was ok while working but now am 6 months behind on large accounts, have been struggling to keep others current. I called credit repayment plan and was told I would ... Read More »

            I Live on Social Security and a Small Pension and Can Barely Make It.

            “Dear Damon, I live in california and i am retired and only income i receive is social security and a small pension from a job i worked at many many years ago I have two credit cards. each have a balance of $2000.00, total of about $4000.00. i have not missed a payment or been late with a payment. at ... Read More »

              I’m 65 and Going on Social Security. Should I Pay Down Some of My Debts Now? – Joanna

              “Dear Andy, I am 65 and have no savings and will be soon on SS only. I am almost debt free except for mortage and car I have saved up $10,000 and want to know if I should use it to reduce my new car loan from $24,000 to $14,000 (4.55%loan) or make a principal only punt on my mortage ... Read More »

                My Mother Lost Her Job and is Applying for Social Security But What About Her Debt? – Kevin

                “Dear Lewis, My mother will be 63 this year – she just lost her job and is considering applying for Social Security. The amount she would get will just barely cover living expenses. She is carrying a little under $10000 in credit card debt – half of which as an APR of 31%. I am looking for options for her ... Read More »

                  I Am Permanently Disabled. Should I Take Money Out of My 401(k) to Pay My Credit Card? – Jeri

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                  Jeri “Dear Steve, I’m a 51 yr old female on total disability, and will be for the rest of my life. I receive Social Security and Long Term Disability thru the company that I worked for. My question is this. I have a credit card that has a balance of $5900, and the promotion of that card is going to ... Read More »

                    Mary & Bob Write In Retiring And Financially Concerned

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                    Mary and Bob both wrote the me through the site. If you have a credit or debt question you can write me for help also. “Dear Steve, I’m living on small social security check and I have put all my investments in cash account with brokerage firm. I am moving into an annuity for security and need cash each ... Read More »

                      Willis Asks “Do I Pay Or Ignore My Credit Card Company?”

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                      Willis “Dear Steve, I am 81 years old, rent an apt and am retired. Have 7,100 dollars on a credit card. A financial advisor told me to just walk away from it. I have no job, do not own a house, if they sue me what can they get? I am paying $200 a month on the debt. I had ... Read More »

                        2008 Farm Bill Leads to More Garnish, of Social Security Checks That Is.

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                        A little-noticed law could soon result in smaller Social Security checks for hundreds of thousands of the elderly and disabled who owe the U.S. money from defaulted loans and other debts more than a decade old. Social Security benefits are off-limits to such creditors as credit-card issuers and banks. But the U.S. can collect debts to federal agencies by “offsetting,” ... Read More »

                          I’m a Grandmother and Getting My Social Security Check Garnished For Student Loans. – Janis

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                          “Dear Steve, I’m a 68 yr old grandma of 2 young (10/14 yr old) grandchildren. I went to college to upgrade my employment status in 1998 or 1999, I don’t remember. I finished in 2000 and at that time had a student loan balance of about 3500.00. Could not find a job and had to request forbarence to carry me. ... Read More »

                            I’m a Divorced Single Mother and Trying to Make it on Social Security. – Robin

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                            Robin “Dear Steve, Steve; I came through a divorce with $57,000 in debt, but I had decent job and this was not a huge problem but then I became disabled, couldn’t continue working and of course got behind in my payments. My mother know how stressed I was about my financial situation and allowed me to do a balance transfer ... Read More »

                              Social Security Wants a Refund of Benefits Saying I Earned Too Much. – Cameron

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                              “Dear Steve, I’m disabled and receive social security disability. I work part-time. Social Security has a limit on the amount SSDI recipients are allowed to earn from work. I got a letter and a bill from them telling me that in four different months over the past two years I earned too much money. In each month the amount was ... Read More »

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