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Tales of financial horrors

By Katie Doyle ·
Monday, October 20, 2014
Posted: 9 am ET

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Jennifer Neal-Humble
October 05, 2013 at 4:57 pm

My financial nightmare started when my factory job went overseas. Next I got breast cancer, found out I was diabetic and had neuropathy. I could not work because of the chemo and radiation and thought I was going to loose my home. I am fighting to be healthy and not loose my home!

October 05, 2013 at 6:10 am

Unpaid tickets!

Joe Minthorn
October 04, 2013 at 9:10 pm

loosing my place to live is the worst thing for me

nikki bankert
October 04, 2013 at 2:19 pm

having bad credit is a financial nightmare!!

October 03, 2013 at 11:23 pm

my Bank told me it would be a good idea to cancle 2 of my credit cards ... i did and my Credit Score dropped 35 point 😮
i guess they "forgot" to mentioned that :(

Shirley Franklin
October 03, 2013 at 5:25 pm

As a freshman in college, they offered credit cards to everyone, including me, without consideration as to ability to pay back. I knew I could afford $10 dollars a month, and then it got multiplied by 10 credit cards. I was so in debt, my mom had bail me out TWICE. Lesson finally learned...

October 03, 2013 at 7:58 am

We bought our first "starter" house at the top of the real estate bubble for what at time we thought was a "deal" at 6% interest rate ... Now we are $60,000 underwater on the mortgage vs house value and no one will refinance us for a lower rate because of that ... our nightmare is not being able to sell it next year for a price that won't wipe out our ability to put a down payment for a nicer home