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Getting Out of Debt

How Can We Really Get Out of Debt?

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.02.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Question: What is the Secret to Getting Out of Debt? Dear Steve, My husband and I have been limping along just breaking even for sometime now ju...

An Optimist Who Was Six Figures In Debt

Michelle Bersell | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
Michelle Bersell

Being in debt is bad enough. Being six figures in debt puts a choke hold around your neck. How did I arrive at the astronomical number of being six fi...

The Fine Art of Getting Out of Debt

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.08.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Getting out of debt is, almost inconsequentially, about the money -- yet it's the bills people focus on. It's no wonder why debt ruins the lives of masses of people who struggle under its burden.

I Rebelled Against My Parents' Frugal Ways -- And Paid For It

LearnVest | Posted 02.06.2015 | Women
LearnVest

I didn't understand why my parents didn't spend money -- and why they never let themselves live a little or take a break from the never-ending quest to save that last dollar. By the time I left for college, I was tired of feeling embarrassed about money, and vowed that I'd finally live the life I thought I deserved as an adult.

How I Paid Off $115K Of Debt

Credit.com | Posted 01.26.2015 | Money
Credit.com

After years of keeping his credit cards locked in a fire safe, Peter got an unpleasant surprise: a collection of statements totaling more than $55,000. Peter alleges his wife had broken into the safe and gone on a shopping spree at high-end department stores. To say the least, he wasn't happy about it, but they remained married for a few years, eventually divorcing in 2012.

How I Paid Off $90,000 of Debt In Three Years

LearnVest | Posted 07.23.2014 | Money
LearnVest

Luckily, someone special woke me up to the reality of my financial situation. It took a lot of hard work -- and some serious creativity -- but three years later, I'm almost debt-free. Here's my story.

From Being 40K In Debt To Being Debt-Free, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Frugal living expert Lauren Greutman has a powerful story to share when it comes to why she started using coupons. “I started using them out of ...

Why Debt Relief Help Is Broken In America

Steve Rhode | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

I want you to make smart choices and just not leap at the first option that comes along. When it comes to getting out of debt, the best advice you can hear is "do not assume." Only you can have your best interests in mind.

Ladies: Personal Financial Disclosure Is Key to Setting You Free!

Janelle Brandon | Posted 10.19.2013 | Women
Janelle Brandon

It was all a game to me. I was too big to fail. Until I started to get late and overdue notices from my student loan and credit card companies.

Free Book to Avoid Being Scammed When Getting Out of Debt

Steve Rhode | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

I just published my latest free ebook titled "How to Get Out of Debt Without Getting Scammed and What to Do if You Have Been." Huffington Post reader...

Will Sallie Mae Forgive My Dying Daughter's Student Loans?

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, My daughter has roughly $65,000 in Sallie Mae non-government backed student loans. She got her RN degree...

Divorced and Drowning in Student Loans. - Gretchen

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I got divorced in 2007 . I had a full time job, owned a house, car and never missed a payment on any bil...

After a Decade My Student Loans are Still Out of Control. - Ken

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, AES Loan disbursed Feb 2003, and Oct 2003; finished grad school December 2003; Payments were made on loa...

My Kids Can't Afford Their Student Loans - Mary Ann

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, Student loan debt is a problem. Sallie Mae signature loans of approximately $90,000.00 and have been pay...

How to Come Back From a Financial Crisis

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

It seems we are on the other side of the recession, or at least on our way out, but that doesn't mean we're not still feeling the pain from it.

My Student Loans are Almost 30 Years Old. - Dan

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I have a student loan for $2,500 and one for $1,250. Somehow my records show my original principal was o...

How Do I Deal With My Student Loan Debt So I Can Go to Medical School?

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I graduated from undergrad with a degree in Psychology and $20,000 in school loans. My loans were priv...

I Work Two Jobs and Can't Afford My Debt

Steve Rhode | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I have 60,000 in debt from student loans and credit cards. I live in New York City working two jobs and...

I Got a Great Degree I Can't Afford

Steve Rhode | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, Went to Temple University and got a BS in Exercise Physiology. I owe Sallie Mae over $165,000 in loans,...

I Graduated From a Foreign Medical School With $350,000 in Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I went to school outside of the country and obtained the equivalent of an MD degree. Without a residency...

My Husband Had a Spending Addiction and I'm Drowning in Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I'm what some would consider a "career" student, and I'm learning several lessons about debt the hard wa...

Who Can I Trust When Getting Out of Debt?

Steve Rhode | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I'm a 30 year financial sales guy. Made lots of money in the 90's only to give it all to ex wife in di...

My Student Loan Debt is More Than 20 Years Old

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I have an awwwwful lot of student loan debt following me from college. Unfortunately I have not been abl...

I'm Looking for Free Help and Counseling With Debt. Who Can I Trust?

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, My niece in Ohio has considerable student loan and other debt. My guess is around $40,000. She's workin...

Is Debt Settlement Possible for Hospital Bills I Could Not Afford?

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, One of my children experienced a medical condition in the fall of 2012 that required hospitalization. ...