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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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