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Dude, I Am Totally Freaking Out Over My Debt! – Margaret

Margaret “Dear Steve, Help! We need serious advice! My husband and I have combined CC debt of almost $50,000. We have never been late on payments, but that is all about to change because we are about to hit rock bottom. In a year we have both watched our credit card scores fall from 748 …

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I Will Be Retiring Soon and Pay Off Mortgage With IRA Money. What Taxes Will I Owe? – Robert

“Dear Steve, I will be retiring soon. Will pay off mortgage with IRA money. Balance of mortgage about 59K. I am 63. For the situation I am in paying off my mortgage will make complete sense. Thank you How do I figure what taxes will be owed and can I pay this tax with money …

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My Unemployment Only Covers My Rent and Gas. Should I Drain my 401K? – Michelle

Michelle “Dear Steve, I was laid off in Dec08 and am at the end of my savings. Although I do get unemployment, it only covers my rent and gas. I am a single mother of 1 and am getting child support which is soley going to help with daycare expenses. I have 2 credit cards …

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I’m Using My 401K to Get By And Have No Job. – Foster

Foster “Dear Steve, I lost my job in November and have cashed and used my 401k to get me through so far. It is now exhausted and I still have no job prospects. My wife works and I get unemployment, but we cannot make ends meet. I have had my credit card accounts closed for …

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Should I Cash Out my 401K to Pay Off My Credit Card Debt. – Taneah

“Dear Steve, I am a 27 yr old single working mother and I have appr 25K in 401k funds. I also have appr 15K in credit card debt that is making it tough to pay monthly bills. At this age, should I consider cashing out my 401K and paying my ccard debt off. I also …

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Tanisha Wants to Cash Out 401K To Get Rid Of Debts.

Tanisha “Dear Steve, I recently recieved $137k into a 401k account from my ex-husband due to a divorce. I’m 35 years old, 2 kids, unemployed stay at home mother for past 8 years. I will receive spousal support until 2012. I no longer own any property or assets and I have $33,000 in credit card …

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Christine Writes And Asks Me “Should We Liquidate The IRA to Pay Off Debt?”

“Dear Steve, We have about $35,000 in current debt not including a home that is not finished. We have about $120,000 in IRA money. We own $75,000 in real estate free and clear that is for sale but not sold yet. Should we liquidate some of the IRA money to help out our debt? Christine” …

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