I Was a Victim of Predatory Lending

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3 People

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    And lately that has been bugging the crap out of me! It has been nearly two and a half weeks since I left home and I still cannot seem to wrap my head around the idea that any of...
    mousecatt mousecatt
    18-21, F
    Apr 20
    As a young woman of twenty years old, I was always taught rape was a dirty word. Society blames the victim for actions they have no control over.. About a month ago, my boyfriend...
    HappinessBreathes HappinessBreathes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    to start off its my one year old daughter whos the burn victim,im doing a gofundme page for the hospital that cared for her through out her whole ordeal its gofund.me/5szr4g8c...
    kelseybedford kelseybedford
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    Love makes us do crazy things. What's the craziest thing you have done? Mine was lending my ex £1000 I don't think I'm getting it back...
    AliChan25 AliChan25
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 16
    I am a petite 56 year old woman who was tortured by police and jailors in Decatur County, TN for 35 hours. For 13 hours I was in a police restraint chair. I was shot with a taser...
    AnnaGiselle AnnaGiselle
    56-60, F
    Apr 14
    You always know, even before they tell you. My ex didn't even tell me until long after we broke up, and subsequently they started stalking me. I was told by a friend. A few months...
    randycham randycham
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    its my ex- I didn't even know about it for almost an entire year, something like 8 or 9 months, i had no idea. I was chatting with some friends in a skype group, and one told me...
    randycham randycham
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    My Mum was married to a violent alcoholic and I'm their daughter. He left when I was 1 and her saviour quickly turned up to help her with me and my older brother. The next 25 years...
    AnxiousAnnie2424 AnxiousAnnie2424
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    It was on a forum...and as i've mentioned constantly, there was this one stalker who posted forum thread after thread about me and it was horrible. What's even worse is that the...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Apr 12
    I was forced to conceive, carry, deliver and keep the product of one rape. I became pregnant 3 times in this fashion but I only had one baby. I struggle to be the mom society says...
    mln2010 mln2010
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    I recently broke up for probably the hundredth time with my boyfriend.We were in relationship for nearly six years. I want help in actually understanding what is actually going on...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 12
    Actually, to be honest..I'm not sure yet. I believe that my family means well and I do not believe that they would intentionally do me or other members of my family harm but...
    mousecatt mousecatt
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 12
    I think of all my experiences this one is the most difficult to discuss. I was sexually abused when I was a kid, for many years, but I don't want to discuss the abuse itself, that...
    AwakenEdge AwakenEdge
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
    I guess I was wrong to try and trust again. I was wrong to think I mattered. I was wrong to think that what I give to others, I'd get back. I was wrong.....
    lovesthenightsky lovesthenightsky
    26-30, F
    Apr 10
    This is probably going to be really long. It happened once, and has given me trust issues with men. So when I was 13, my family decided to have a family and friends camp out in our...
    Anonymous26407 Anonymous26407
    13-15, F
    Apr 10
    I was in the 4th grade at Sumpter Elementary School in the ECG program. I had red hair, very few girls in the class and I am a girl. I was just a regular kid with regular childhood...
    Wedgierecever519 Wedgierecever519
    13-15, F
    Apr 10
    This spanking took place when I was 7 years old. I remember it vividly. My mom was trying wake me up and get me ready because we had to go to an all day Christmas Eve party...
    kalanijens kalanijens
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 9
    Ever since i was a little kid i knew i had many talents. at age five i was drawing cars and building, at age eleven i was fixing radios and computers, in tenth grade i was in...
    AJK135 AJK135
    22-25, M
    Apr 9
    The old cliche about "kids break a window and get a spanking" actually happened to us. We had been warned about playing ball too close to the house, but would do it anyway when our...
    tcassell96 tcassell96
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 9
    I don't remember it, just what I heard about it. I am the last in a long chain. I don't have a great line when it comes to sexualy. it was normal. I didn't know how to stop and...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld
    36-40, M
    Apr 9
    School Days,Good Ol Golden Rule Days-In my elementary school it was required that all students wear tennis shoes,tucked in shirt every day regardless of the type for boys and for...
    2ndBorn1stSon 2ndBorn1stSon
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 8
    Being a young blonde, little innocent girl. I was the perfect target. I always did as I was told. And at the time, I was so shielded from the world at my age, which was 6, I had no...
    NightStarz NightStarz
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 8
    Okay, so i have never been in this kind of situation, but here it goes. I hope someone can help me find closure and make me feel better cause i just havnt been able to feel good...
    dflor16 dflor16
    22-25, F
    Apr 7
    When people raise their voice or come at me in a threatening manner even if they don't mean to, I instinctively want to run away and cry because when things suck at home with my...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover
    16-17, F
    Apr 7
    So I used to have a boyfriend. Let's call him Jerk because he is a jerk. Like Taylor Swift once sang, I knew he was trouble when he walked in. But I was young and naive, didn't...
    imasurvivor92 imasurvivor92
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 7
    When i was in 9th standard at that time first time i was attracted to my mothers clothes. My mom is working woman so all day she was out for her job. In this i saw my mothers kurti...
    ravipar ravipar
    26-30, T
    1 Response Apr 7
    I'm starting a new job soon. So today i had to do a drug test and take a physical. I didn't plan on it. I just thought all i had to do was fill out legal documents and stuff. Well...
    bbourgeois bbourgeois
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Apr 6
    I'm starting a new job soon. So today i had to do a drug test and take a physical. I didn't plan on it. I just thought all i had to do was fill out legal documents and stuff. Well...
    bbourgeois bbourgeois
    22-25, M
    Apr 6
    Okay, so here goes...I've been possessed numerous times. I've always been drawn to the esoteric realm, and when I'd have ghosts in my place, I'd speak to spirits...I'd speak to...
    kiwi34 kiwi34
    26-30, F
    Apr 6
    I'm 21 years old Asian and i'm emotionally abused by my parents my entire life and it was just recently that i realized that. They always tell me that it is totally enough for them...
    UnluckyGiftedGuy UnluckyGiftedGuy
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 6
    A doctor of mine and me finally went out on a date. I knew she was bisexual and she had broken up with her girlfriend of several years. She knew that I often wore panties if not...
    Thejannettearmet Thejannettearmet
    51-55, T
    Apr 6
    When I was eleven I went outside to pick up the newspaper for my mom. It was early in the morning and I went out wearing my baby doll pjs. Even though it was barely dawn, the...
    Bobbie1952 Bobbie1952
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Apr 6
    My first time really getting caught I was 11 or so. I had been cross dressing for a while, but don't think that I had been caught. One night when I thought everyone was out, I...
    lauratdc lauratdc
    46-50, T
    Apr 6
    One afternoon, I was walking from my car to my house when the a neighbor girl, who was probably 13 or 14, riding her pretty pink bike (I would have killed for her bike when I was...
    crosskimmy crosskimmy
    31-35
    3 Responses Apr 6
    Recently Found A Quote That Perfectly Somes Up The Experience-"A child never perceives the thought of life without parents, and when it does happen, it can shatter the child's...
    BlipsieSwag BlipsieSwag
    22-25, M
    Apr 5
    I need your opinions pls!!!! I saw this guy today after over a month of not seeing each other. My feelings was starting to fade slowly, I wasn't that excited to see him anymore...
    Ladyheart2016 Ladyheart2016
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 5
    Ok. So here goes. I really just need someone to talk to and some honest feedback. First my big flaw, I am an alcoholic, not the sort that drinks everyday, but a binge drinker that...
    harryfriend harryfriend
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 5
    When I was watching Animal Planet BC it was dog day :D!!!! By parents suddenly called me and said look at this vid it was 30 mins long of watching some Chinese guy feed his Snake...
    IcyWolves IcyWolves
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 4
    I was what seems like pretty young now, maybe 11, when I first opened a Playboy.I I was biking around my neighborhood one summer evening. I ran into one of the neighborhood bad...
    tedhamm tedhamm
    36-40, M
    Apr 3
    One time I was caught by my dad when I was crossdressed. I had been laid off the day before from my job. I spent the morning in the macho mood. I had gotten up early to put in job...
    Thejannettearmet Thejannettearmet
    51-55, T
    2 Responses Apr 3
    It was super creepy, I was trying on suits today and just asked this old lady for a specific size jacket and somehow she started being super touchy. At one point her hand was in my...
    justbnatural justbnatural
    22-25, M
    Apr 3
    I feel strong enough now to share my story. I apologize for the negativity, but I need to share this story to let others know that they are not alone in the world. I thought I was...
    WishfulCreations WishfulCreations
    16-17, F
    Apr 3
    At the time I was 15 and till this day I can vividly remember the pain of the worst whi***** I ever got. I grew up in a strict family on a farm in Louisiana. Since being from the...
    Shanny17 Shanny17
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 3
    My fathers temper was explosive, toward my brother mostly. But the fear belonged to all of us equally, you just never quite knew what was going to set him off, who, when, why...
    Tanjamaree Tanjamaree
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 3
    I was wearing a black leather jacket, grey top, blue flare jeans and black cowgirl boots. I was pulled over by a police officer because my taillight was out. Well he came up, I...
    richwhitegirl richwhitegirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 2
    I got spanked yesterday for make-up.. I was allowed to go to a party on Friday night, with a curfew at 9 PM. So I was preparing myself for the party, doing my make-up. My parents...
    HaileyTexas14 HaileyTexas14
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 2
    A victim of trolling. What I went through thanks to those people on the forum was horrible and I shouldn't even think about repeating what they said - and no i'm not victimizing...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Apr 1
    Recently, as I was walking home from school, I was hit by a car. It was a rainy day out, meaning there was lots of traffic. Naturally, lots of traffic+lots of rain+nothing to...
    BorisDaSaint BorisDaSaint
    26-30, M
    Apr 1
    I've never shared my bullying story before and I feel like it's the time that I do. I don't even know where to begin. I've never told anybody how I truly have felt over the years...
    rabbitthorn rabbitthorn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 1
    Forum admins sometimes are almost akin to little kids throwing tantrums, they lash out at you for no reason. This one admin seemed nice, it could have been so straightforward...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Apr 1
    So this was few years ago i had seen my sister doing laundry and noticed her underwear so i asked here what kind of under are those she said its a thong and i asked is it comfy she...
    damion17 damion17
    22-25, M
    Apr 1
    The last 4, almost 5 years of my marriage I was single. I cooked, cleaned, did the laundry, kept the house and yard up, including mowed the 2.5 acres down to the lake. Slept in...
    texas2themax texas2themax
    56-60
    1 Response Apr 1
    My name is Paige, I'm 17 years old, and this Monday I was in a car accident that should have killed me. But it didn't. I don't remember being hit at all. I just faintly remember...
    paige724 paige724
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 1
    one night he got drunk and I saw someone that I didn't know. my caring boyfriend was replaced by a monster. we tried talking at first. I tried to talk him out of drinking anymore...
    browneyes1313 browneyes1313
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 31
    When I was one and a half I got put into foster care because my dad had schizophrenia and my mom had a drug problem. I don't remember them, but the eleven years with my adoptive...
    Krystim Krystim
    18-21, F
    Mar 31
    I'm finally out of a 3 year long physically and mentally abusive relationship. I loved her more than I ever loved anyone else, and when things were good I was happier than I can...
    Alphato Alphato
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 31
    Since I was born, my cousins have bullied me non-stop. My parents didn't protect me from them. They are my dad's nephews and he didn't want to turn against their parents because he...
    Candace2Min Candace2Min
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 31
    So as I said a while ago we played who wore it better last week after a whole summer and winter she finally said we were playing: so we started playing and as it went on she said I...
    mater717 mater717
    16-17, T
    1 Response Mar 30
More Stories