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I Was a Victim of Predatory Lending

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    Paying $13,000 For A Car That Costs $3,000 (or Probably Less Than That.

    At the beginnings of this year, (January 2010) we were living in Richmond, VA and we were in urgent need of a car.  Our credit was not the best, but both of us were had a decent job.  We are educators that with the economic situation of the country in the last 4 years...
    mareignotum mareignotum 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2010

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    I Could Possibly Be Homeless Soon

    In 2004 I decided to refinance our home to get rid of some medical bills and a few credit cards.  I found a lender who I worked well with, and the whole process took a short amount of time as we had great credit and I am a good household manager.  My husband had nothing...
    Michiganmom Michiganmom 46-50, F 2 Responses May 13, 2008

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    This is a good article for whatever kind of abusive relationship you may be in. Mine currently just happens to be verbal and emotional. And for those of you who want to whine...
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    I know the victim(s), and I know the killer.
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    So im gonna finally get this off my chest. Its been a dark cloud over my head for months. I want to change something that i cannot change. I am a victim of domestic violence. Its...
    Heyababe Heyababe 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't like playing the victim card, sure life can be hard at times, deal with it!
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    Okay, please bare with me, as this is the first time I'm publicly sharing my story, and I really need to get this out of me, because it's becoming too overwhelming and I'm not sure...
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    TVel94 TVel94 18-21, F Dec 8

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    hxnnaah hxnnaah 16-17, F a week ago

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    Adoption and Holiday Dread By John Veit Arcata, CA As Turkey Day approaches the words of cinema pugilist Rocky Balboa ring in my head. “To you, it’s Thanksgiving; to me, it...
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    mea95 mea95 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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