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Debt Settlement and Student Loans. Will My Student Loan Lender Negotiate With Me And Reduce What I Owe? – Alexandria

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“Dear Steve, Long story short: i have student debt from the mid-late 1980’s. after graduating, i ended up working in careers that helped people, but not myself (financially!). i deferred and defaulted, but finally consolidated and got back on track. i only borrowed $25000, but after all this time (and many years of payments) i owe $60000. this is really ... Read More »

    Can They Garnish My Husbands Wages for My Student Loans? – Liz

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    Liz “Dear Steve, Went back to school and do to high risk pregnancy did not finish so I have student loans and I owe the school as well. My husband makes minimum wage and I only work about 20hr a wk at minimum as well. I received a call from a collections office and was told that if I did ... Read More »

      My Interview With Derek, a 23 Year Old Soon to be Father

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      Derek and I met in Buffalo, New York where we hd a chance to sit down and discuss a wide range of topics. Since Derek is a young man and just out of college his opinions about student loans, campus credit cards, reading contracts, and trying to get by are very enlightening. He remembers his mother having to use food ... Read More »

        I Found You Through Mary Hunt and Debt Proof Living. – Shelly

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        Shelly “Dear Steve, Thank you so much for this website and helping people like myself get out of debt. I was inspired by Mary Hunt and joined as a member on her website debtproofliving to work my way out of debt. I have over 36k of credit card debt and I am using Mary’s system to pay on this debt ... Read More »

          I’m 19 With $30,000 in Debt and Preparing to Start College. – Elle

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          Elle “Dear Steve, I’m 19 years hold i have a part-time job which they are cutting hours on,and im getting ready to start college in september im a little over 3000.000 dollars in debt. I just dont know what to do, any advice? Elle”   Dear Elle, I’ll have to go with, pay it? I don’t know what this debt ... Read More »

            Borderline Abused Ohio State Student Ready to Start Digging Out of Debt. – Debbie

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            “Dear Steve, I am a student at Ohio State, and I have about a year left to go in school. I am pretty detached from my parents, who were both unfit and borderline abusive as I was growing up. I left home at sixteen to make my own way, and since then I have not seen a dime from my ... Read More »

              We Owe $191,000 in Student Loans And I Need to Go Back to School. – Rob

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              “Dear Steve, Myself and my wife are both out of college. I went to a private university, big mistake as my mother tried to tell me, and now between the two of us we are about $191,000 in debt to student loans. Thanks to my grandmother, when she passed away she left me enough to pay off any credit card ... Read More »

                I Had a Rent Check Bounce, Owe the Cable Company, and Student Loans. – Tina

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                “Dear Steve, Have student loan which I currently owe $1000 dollars on because I have not been able to pay it, just had a rent check bounce and owe another one right away, also owe the cable company (though this is in collections now too) ~$500. I would make enough to support myself if I could just get caught up. ... Read More »

                  I’m in My Second Year of Law School and Want to Drop Out. But What About My Loans? – Brad

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                  “Hi Steve – I’m currently in my second year of law school and am really thinking about getting out. I’m worried about the roughly $100k in student loans I’ll have to start paying back though, not to mention living expenses and almost $9k in credit card debt I accrued as an undergrad. If I do drop out, I’ve considered going ... Read More »

                    I’m Not Making Any Progress Paying Back My Sallie Mae Student Loans. – Krista

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                    Krista “Dear Steve, I have just over 74k in student loan debt with sallie mae. One bill is for about 55K at a 5.1% interest rate. The other if for about 19k at a 4.75% interest rate. I have been paying $550 a month for almost a year now and I am not seeing a reduction in my loan! Please ... Read More »

                      I Have Too Much Debt And I’m Going Back to School. – Ken

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                      “Dear Steve, Hello i have to much debt i am going back to school and need some relief i want to pay what i owe but i can’t make the payments Is there a way to consolodate all my debt and lower my interest rate and how will this ffect my credit Ken”   Dear Ken, No, there is no ... Read More »

                        I’m in a Debt Management Program and I Can’t Afford It. What Should I Do? – Anne

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                        “Dear Steve, I owe tons in credit cards and am in dept management. That payment takes half of my salery each month and now my student loans are out of forberance and i don’t qualify for financial hardship. Is debt arbitration legitamite? They say they can cut my debt by 60% and my payments would be half of what I ... Read More »

                          I Need Some Advice and Referrals For Bankruptcy and a Debt Financial Counselor. – Georgina

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                          Georgina “Dear Steve, I owe a total of about 130k in cc & student loan debt. Student loans account for 70k. not sure how to start repay or bankrupy. I’m just 2 years back in workforce now. I make 50k yr with room for increase near future. Help, overwhelmed I need some referrals for debt finanical counselors and or bnkruptcy ... Read More »

                            Rebecca the Nurse Wants to Get Her Student Loans Off Life Support

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                            “Dear Steve, Student loans private 30,000 at 10% with five separate loan groups/amounts refuse to consolidate and lose control of options. Federal two groups one at 27,000 the other 29,000 both at 5.75%. 39 years old and have been working as a nurse for 1 year making at this time $62,000. I want to attack my sallie mae loans! I’m ... Read More »

                              Anne is Struggling With Her Student Loans and Sallie Mae

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                              “Dear Steve, I am currently in debt management and I have used up all of my forberance. I cannot make the payments. Half of my take home pay goes to debt management. Is there any way I can postpone payments rather than forberance or financial hardship? Sallie Mae will not give me financial hardship–they say I make too much gross ... Read More »

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