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I’ve Been Unemployed and Now Can’t Afford My Minimum Payments. – Marco

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“Dear Steve, I have been unemployed since Jan 5th 2009. My UEI covers my hard bills, rent , car loan, car ins, untilities, a little food. I have used my savings to pay my credit bills thinking I would find a job. I have run out of my savings and have made poor mistakes that way I beleive. I have ... Read More »

    I’m 60, Unemployed, and Bank of America is Charging Me 27.99%. – Yvonne

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    Yvonne “Dear Steve, I can not get Bank Of America to lower my interest rate. It is a whopping 27.99%. The interest I am paying on 9800 is around 285. I am now unemployed and 60 years old. Very hard to find a job at that age, that pays anything. I’m lost on what to do. I have called and ... Read More »

      How Can We Get Out of This Credit Card Debt Since We Are Unemployed and Laid Off? – Bobbie

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      “Dear Steve, We have about 50K in credit card debt. My husband got laid off the end of Jan. 2010, with little in savings we can’t make our monthly payments with my income and his unemployment. Trying to figure out if we should try to work with the credit card companies themselves or do to a debt management/settlement program or ... Read More »

        I’m 20 Years Old. How Can I Deal With My Debt? – Katia

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          I am a Sales Professional, Unemployed and Unable to File Bankruptcy Again. – Vicki

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          Vicki “Hi Steve, I have been in sales for quite some time. Unfortunately, the last three years I have had to take a reduction in pay when the companies I worked for either went to commission only, the housing market crashed, or the total compensation packages were “streamlined.” I took what was to be a good job with a great ... Read More »

            My Wife and I Are Legally Separated. She Was Served With Court Papers for a Debt. – Ron

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            “Dear Steve, My wife and I are legally married with 2 kids, but have been seperated for 3 1/2 years. Last week, she was served with court papers for one of our credit card debts. We have a few cards that have all gone to collections.(around $15,000) Here’s the problem. She and I are both unemployed, we have no money ... Read More »

              I Hope God Has a Sense of Humor About My Debt. – Lisa

              “Dear Steve, I’m 51 and I’ve created debt in the past 4 years. I’ve never had debts before but I decided that I needed to invest in starting a business and in higher education rather than playing it safe all the time as I did previously. I have about $60,000 worth of debt, now which includes student loans and credit ... Read More »

                Can My Creditors Take My Unemployment? – Esther

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                “Dear Steve, I have approximately 10,000 in credit card debt. I lost my job several months ago,when my employer had his own financial issues. I had been paying off my debts at double the minimums or more prior to that time. Now if I pay even the minimums on my cards, I can’t pay for the bare necessities. I need ... Read More »

                  These Are Scary Times For Us. We Are Not Used to Money Problems. – Jennifer

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                  “Dear Steve, Hi Steve, I have been unemployed for a year and a half. My husband is in the construction industry (and while I probably don’t need to say more) he has been employed on and off again for almost a year. We are both currently unemployed. We have both always worked and have been fiscally responsible. We have excellent ... Read More »

                    Because My Husband Lost His Job, We Can’t Make Our Credit Card Payments. – Susan

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                    “Dear Steve, My husband lost his full-time job two weeks ago and I lost my part-time job at the same time. I still have my full-time income, but there is no way we can make the monthly minimum payments on the credit cards. What are some reputable debt management companies that we could contact? There has been so much news ... Read More »

                      Unemployed, Broke, No Family, and in Debt. – Shelia

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                      “Dear Steve, I recently lost my job due to a conflict with the boss’s son. I had no chance. My claim for unemployment benefits are still pending investigation, while the bills have already spiraled out of control. I don’t even open the mail anymore, as I can’t pay 1 cent and seeing those threatening messages make me cry uncontollably. My ... Read More »

                        I Am Pregnant and Unemployed. Are Their Companies That Can Provide Me With Debt Relief? – Chris

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                        “Dear Steve, I’m 3 months pregnant. I have been out of work since February of this year. I have an outstanding credit card debt of approximately $12,000. I’m afraid that I won’t find a job soon to pay off my debt and eventually be homeless with child. Are there any companies that provide debt relief for someone who is unempolyed? ... Read More »

                          I Got Laid Off and My Credit Cards Won’t Reduce My Monthly Payments. – Michael

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                          “Dear Steve, I got laid off a couple of months ago and we cannot get any of the credit card people to reduce monthly payments for us. we are starting to drown. they all tell me that the only way they can help is if i stop paying, then they can help me. How can i get them to drop ... Read More »

                            How Do I Get The Phone to Stop Ringing With Debt Collectors? – Renee

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                            URGENT QUESTION! Renee “Dear Steve, My husband and I have both been unemployed since the first of November. We have two small children, two mortgages (total exceeds current market value), and several unsecured debts (nearly $20000). We are currently unable to even pay minimums. The mortgage company will begin foreclosure if we don’t pay them $1500 within the week. We ... Read More »

                              I Just Got Fired From My Job. What Should I Do? – Marie

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                              “Dear Steve, I just got fired from my job and now have no source of income to pay my bills which include over $13,000.00 in credit card debts. I’ve always paid my bills on time and am current with all my credit card payments. I have a very good credit score. I have filed for unemployment but it hasn’t been ... Read More »

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