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My Dad Only Gets Social Security And Can’t Pay His Credit Card. – Nancy

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“Dear Steve, I am asking for my dad he is retired and the only income he has is his ss check. He has a credit card that he can’t afford to pay for and is afraid that they will freeze his checking account. Can they do that Nancy”   Dear Nancy, Since it is only one creditor to deal with ... Read More »

    How Can I Get a Credit Card Company to Accept a Repayment Plan I Can Afford? – Scott

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    Scott “Dear Steve, How can I get a credit card company to agree to a repayment plan that we can afford? My stepdad passed away last fall, and as family stepped in to help my aging Mom, we discovered that they had accumulated about $35K of credit card debt. They were supplementing their fixed Social Security incomes by using credit ... Read More »

      My Husband Walked Out on Me and Left Me Disabled and in Debt. – Maggie

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      “Dear Steve, Divorced, disable on Social Security, 61 yrs. old. My husband walked out on me in 2005 after taking every dime of security I had worked for all my life. I have a refurbished trailor I purchased by mortgaged property I received after my mother’s death in 2003. I had two credit cards at the time of my husbands ... Read More »

        73 Year Old Retired Teaching Assistant Drives Credit Cards up to $18,000. – Camille

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        Camille “Dear Steve, I have a 73 year old friend who, unbeknownst to her son, has driven two credit cards to their limit, approximately $18,000.00 in all. She is a retired teacher assistant and has little to no money left each month after paying the minimums for each card plus her health insurance. She is unable to purchase medicine, go ... Read More »

          Retired With Debt on Social Security. What Should I Do? – Kent

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          “Dear Steve, Retired one year ago.Have $37,000 in credit card debt.Payments total $1,200 and my SS is $20,000. I am not behind but struggle to make payments. Several cards have uped my rate to 30.0% only do to my debt to income ratio.Again, not behind but getting nowwhere with cards increasing rates. Considered Banko or walking away. Could you help. ... Read More »

            I Quit My Job in October and I Can’t Find a Job But I’m Still Looking. – Sonya

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            Sonya “Dear Steve, I quit my job in October and I can’t find a job but I’m still looking, I just had my credit looking decent because of a default student loan. And bought me my first new car and had 4 credit cards I didn’t use until I was unemployed. I know it was stupid but my husband of ... Read More »

              Crystal is on a Fixed Income But Wants to Get Her Credit Cards Paid

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              “Dear Steve, I am currently on fixed income of about $657 amonth. My income comes from SSI and Social Security disability. I have a couple school loans and several past medical and credit card bills that I want to get paid off. Tell me what I can do to get my credit cards and all my other bills completely paid ... Read More »

                Holy, Divorced, Disabled and Desperately in Debt

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                Holy “Dear Steve, I am a divorced 56 year old woman who suffered an injury as a teacher in a public school in May, 2000. I now suffer with a severe and permanent chronic pain condition (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy). Social Security refused me any disability (chronic, debilitating pain is not considered disabling) and due to the struggles I’ve experienced throughout ... Read More »

                  Some Interesting Ideas To Try To Bribe You To Spend, Spend, Spend

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                  Here are some interesting ideas floated in a recent Washington Post article to encourage consumers to get back to what they are supposed to do best, spend. What do you think about these ideas? Idea 1 Lower the price of consuming. State governments could suspend sales taxes, with the federal government picking up the tab. The feds, under this plan, ... Read More »

                    Donna Wants to Know “Should I Take My Money Out?”

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                    Donna “Dear Steve, I have my home paid for and owe nothing on my car, I have a rental that I owe $25000 and I have it rented for $475.00 month. My payment is $303 month and my insurance is $33.00 month and my taxes are $100 month. I want to sell my rental but with the economy I will ... Read More »

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