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I Am In Debt

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    I Owe $100k In Student Loans.

    Make that $200K if you add the interest I'll be paying over the next 25 years.I never thought about it while still in school since my parents were like, "If you get into a good school we'll do anything to pay for it". And once I got in, they said not to worry and to focus on...
    kokoliko kokoliko 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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    I am retired on disability

    and don't know exactly how I got myself in such a mess, other than maybe miscalculating what my monthly obligations would be when I was getting more loans. My debts are $200 more than my disability income, without taking groceries into consideration. I am at my wits end. I...
    Ghosteriter1cq Ghosteriter1cq 61-65, F 3 Responses May 27, 2014

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    I am in debt. I have lost hope.

    I am 22 years old. I am logical enough to know it will pass, eventually. But when will eventually be here? I am depressed, I live paycheck to paycheck. I am a student, married, and make $24,000 combined income per year with my husband. None of our debts are painstakingly high...
    hmcmahon1213 hmcmahon1213 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    How Do I Get Out Of Debt?

    More and more people in the UK are asking the question, “How do I get out of debt?” There are several solutions to this, if you debts aren’t large (Under £1000 for instance) the easiest way is to reduce your outgoings by spending less on luxuries, buying cheaper brands...
    HowdoIgetoutofdebt HowdoIgetoutofdebt 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    Getting Out Of Debt By Getting Powerful & Conscious

    I found myself in terrible debt of more than $40K with both credit cards and student loans, and way more was in the 'bad' debt category of credit cards. I had been in a profession that was high risk, and I thought I was balancing my good budgeting with the counterpoint of that...
    FreeFromDebt FreeFromDebt 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    I stay up at night thinking about my debt

    (which is why I am writing now). I have 40,000 in debt including my student loan and I am currently unemployed. My quality of life is suffering due to my burden and I am ashamed of where I am in life right now.
    AHealingJourney AHealingJourney 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    Yep

    Yes I am, we are in debt.  We own our house and no one can take that away from us but right now money is tight and we are falling further and further behind.  We both pay child support and my child support takes about 60% of all my checks.  We pay what we can on...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 15, 2008

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    Duh!?!

    i should have known better. hell i did know better. i charged up an enormous amount of money on my credit cards. that isn't even including doctor and hospital bills. it sucks to know you have nothing to fall back on because you already blew it on a million not needed craft...
    blackspiderlily blackspiderlily 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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    Because there's something happened in my dad's

    business, we got a lot of trouble and its been 3 years i guess. At first my parent hid their problem until they can't do that anymore. We started to loan the money to keep up my dad's business. We gave out house certificate as the guarantee. I guess 2016 it will be over and i...
    thomascalvinn thomascalvinn 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 18

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    Because of my young, stupid mistakes I am in

    debt. Because of my debt I may not be able to marry the love of my life. I have until February to pay off most of it or no marriage for me.
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I am 22 years old and $33k in debt plus a car

    on finance. I really want to be free of this but it is so hard.
    emzy1992 emzy1992 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    How Much Further Can He Drag Us Down??

    My wonderful husband of 3 years is hurting us bad. Recently he has received 3 payday loans behind my back and he still wants more. I told him not to get anymore when I found out about these and that you cannot pay a loan with another loan. The next morning I woke up to him...
    singlemom85 singlemom85 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    Went to the hospital

    after a car accident and it turns out they can only cover 10 grand of my near 30 grand hospital bill. Murica!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 18

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    Me and my husband owe 200k

    because of the business we acquired 5 yrs ago and now we might close the business coz it's not doing well. My husband works a lot of over time somewhere else but it's still not enough. I really don't know what to do. I pray everyday that a miracle would happened.
    marcon92 marcon92 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    I have a student loan from a trade school

    that I entered in Shortly after high school to help me earn my high school diploma. Numerous amount of hospital bills and medical debts Bills mounting up, because I just don't have the money to take care of it right now. Granted I do have pretty good credit, but there is...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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    Taking Responsibility For Irresponsibility

    It's no secret that I am horrible with money. I do not know why, but as soon as I receive money I feel the need to spend it, like it's physically impossible for me to hold on to cash. I really don't have a good excuse for my financial predicament. Like many in my generation, I...
    DispatchNinja83 DispatchNinja83 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    In Debt Forever

    I figured out tonight that I will be 64 years old when I finally pay off my student loans if I keep going at the rate I am at now. Even if I am able to work full time eventually, it will still take me until I am 58. I am 44 now, I have two beautiful adopted children. We had so...
    sadindebt sadindebt 46-50 4 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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    Comcast Xfinity T V ... Is Really Annoying Me

    COMCAST XFINITY TV ... Has and still is doing their conceited business at Annoying me.  And I don't know what to really do about it.  Back in 2008 when I signed up for the services.  I wanted the basic lowest fee service.  But that gives me all the crappy and...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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    Life After Bankruptcy

    Well, my husband and I used to have way more debt than we do now.  We filed for bankruptcy a while ago and since then, life has been easier in some ways, more difficult in others. We still have tons of student loans to pay off and I have run out of forbearance time. ...
    frontier frontier 31-35, F 36 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    So...I Got A Letter In The Mail From School

    If you've ever been or are a college student, you know the major pain of keeping up with money, especially if it's NOT yours and you're borrowing it. It's going nine years now in college and the other day, this mail from campus arrived to my door. Last year it said I was using $3...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    i owe some people money up to a 1000usd.

    its so bad that i have been indoors with my lights switched off..just so when they knock they dont think i am home.i loaned that money to help out my sister thinking i wiuld be able to pay them back...but now nothing...i cant even ask my parents and im a foreigner living in a...
    misshope01 misshope01 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Student Loans and Credit Cards

    Not only do I have student loans, as you others have mentioned, I also have significant credit card debt.  I'm trying to pay all this debt down now.  It's tough, but I'm making slow progress.
    NihonjinRXS NihonjinRXS 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 3, 2007

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    It seems like I have always been in debt.

    :( It's my fault for not paying more attention to my credit when I was younger.:( Right now, I get child support & social security. I get paid once a month. Since I had to buy the car in April, it's has seriously kicked my ***. But I'm glad that I have it. I have to make...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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    Smartguy Is The Smartest Decission That I That God I Found To Increase My Business Clients List. You Can Do It Too.

    How SmartGuy Started... One early Sunday morning, a question came to a man as he sat in the balcony of church with his family, "how can I help the church and all of the people of this world survive this difficult economy." As he sat listening to the sermon, the story of Noah's...
    Dlcfinacedebtfixer Dlcfinacedebtfixer 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2013

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    I don't know where I went wrong.

    I thought I knew how to manage my finances but now, I'm staring at the collections envelopes on the table in my mothers kitchen wondering how I went from a smart, independent, well traveled young woman to a 2 job holding, barely making it sob story. I know why, I was in love...
    Bellsecrets Bellsecrets 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 2

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    If there was a place

    where you could save money on things you already buy, manage your money better and get out of debt while making a residual income all in one place would you be interested? What if Wal Mart said they would pay you for every person you sent to their store? Inbox me!
    CarlosWun CarlosWun 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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    This World Is In This Antinomy I Can'T See How To Get Out Of It

    When I try to even do simple math ...In the past there would be less people in the world.Each person having and living off of $ 100.00 and there is to say:100 people. So the amount of money in circulation is: $10,000.Now with making the Cost of living get in Higher Prices with...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    Gambling With a Year Long Investment

    I am a web programmer and I took the gamble to spend the whole of last year programming a base set of code (in the form of classes) as well as a system to run it all on. The only downfall was that for that 12 months I barely slept more than 4 hours a night and lived in near...
    sacrine sacrine 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 21, 2008

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    Once Upon A Time I was In Debt , But HéRe Is My Story How I got Out.

    Welcome to Debtdocation Learning Center!    I Start you up with a 1927 Quote from the book that everyone has to read its called Laws Of Success by Napoleon Hill. QUOTE: "ONCE YOU MAKE A DECISION, GOD AND THE ENTRE UNIVERSE CONSPIRES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR YOU.". So Think of a...
    Dlcfinacedebtfixer Dlcfinacedebtfixer 41-45, M Jul 9, 2013

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    About 30k By the End of Next Year

    I will have been in college for six years when I graduate next Spring (2008).  Thankfully, I only  used student loans the last three years, but that's still close to 27K in student loans.  I'm also getting married in Fall of 2008, so we may take out a loan to help...
    Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2007

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    Global Payments VIP Preferred Card

    I have a VIP preferred card that I used in casinos. It's basically a debit card that takes money right out of my checking account. It can only be used in casinos, as far as I know. Once I use it the funds do not come out of my bank account until two or three days later. One day I...
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    Leaving my husband has put me in debt.

    Finding it hard to pay for necessities now. it's depressing and lately the stress has been affecting my health. I try to get out of a very toxic relationship and have saddled myself with a brand new stress in exchange. This sucks.
    bcali bcali 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    Surviving Self Sabotage..a Heavy Price To Pay...

    Hi everyone, Am I every happy to have found you!!! I am a classic case of - I don't know what.  I just spent my entire life away.  No house, no car, no assets, no children, no boyfriend. I have been frivilous with  my money for many years.  I always had 2 jobs...didn't matter...
    freedolphin freedolphin 46-50 3 Responses Sep 5, 2011

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    The American Dream

    School came easy. Applying, Accepting, Enrolling, and taking out the necessary student loans to cover my expenses. I was fresh out of high-school when I enrolled in an accelerated Bachelor's Degree program. A faster program seemed like the best choice for my current situation...
    LifesASitcom LifesASitcom 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 7, 2010

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    It's Frustrating

    I went to university, so I'd be in debt anyways because of my student loan. That wouldn't be so bad, they're not awful folks to deal with. The national student loans center is pretty understanding. However I also still owe the university. It's a very long and frustrating story...
    allusedup allusedup 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    Be Free Financial

    "Things were so tough. I needed money I wasn't getting enough." that's the reason why i decided to have a pay day loan. but im getting problems with the payment because of the high interest rate. Be free Financial was one that over a million Americans have turned to: they...
    XamanthaQueriel XamanthaQueriel 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    So deep in debt right now.

    Just thinking about it changes my mood. I feel like I can never be stable when I always owe. It shouldn't be so stressful and exhausting to get an education. These student loans are killing me. It's hard to get a scholarship when you have average grades and a average GPA but...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20, 2014

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    Canadians In Debt

    Debt is, according to the Canadian Oxford English Paperback Dictionary, a sum of money owed, a state of obligation to pay something owed. If an individual is unable to start paying back a debt when requested to do so, the debt accumulates interest. In banking terms, interest is...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    A funeral and head stone.

    A wedding reservation for daughter. A busted up front end and windshield needing repaired on the van. Lab work. A home. The debts are stacked against me! Good grief I even owe my Mother $33.00!!
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 13 Responses May 7

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    Wanting To Have A Baby

    I am 37 years old and just got married to my best friend almost 2 years ago. I love my husband with all my heart. The problem is that we have made some bad financial decisions after getting married (and probably before). My husband has $89,000 of school loan debt that he...
    westcountygirl westcountygirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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    Not For Much Longer....

    The most I have ever owed is 4k. It's not a lot compared to some, and in the grand scheme of things I doubt it will be my biggest debt. However, it's taken me forever to pay it off bit by bit.About 3 years ago I borrowed a small amount to pay the last dregs of my holiday. It was...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    I just found out I owe centrelink a huge huge

    huge amount of money. I wish can turn back time and made sure none of this happened. How people cope?
    unluckygirl88 unluckygirl88 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 5

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    Over My Limit!!!!

    I am waaaaaaaaaaaaay over my limit!! I am approximately $25,000.00 in debt :-( I have gained this debt over the last 2 1/2 years. Most of which I have done without child support or financial help from anyone outside of me. I have 2 young boys, both of which are acutely aware of...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 36-40, F 9 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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    Shameful Debt

    I am too ashamed to admit how much in debt I am. Most of it is student loan debt, but I also have significant credit card debt. I recently had an issue where I was a bit over the maximum on one credit card and the minimum payment due was nearly $900. Thankfully I have never had a...
    mspac mspac 18-21, F 30 Responses Jul 18, 2007

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    I'm only 17 and owe 15,

    000 to a lawyer. My mom is helping me out with it which I'm grateful for but how can I think about college, or a car, or moving out with that big of a monkey on my back
    deletedprofile821 deletedprofile821 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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