Steve Rhode went bankrupt in 1990, founded a nonprofit to help people get out of debt in 1994, and grew it to 70 employees by the time he left in 2004. Since then, he’s been writing about debt for Americans looking to get out of it. He is a firefighter and Chief Pilot with a local fire department where he’s responsible for drone and Unmanned Aircraft System operations for search and rescue and emergency services.
November 29, 2017
A reader owes nearly $100,000 but takes home $850 a week.
October 25, 2017
It’s always OK, if you don’t mind losing almost $100,000.
October 4, 2017
A reader earns only $11,000 a year, but she’s being garnished $300 a month.
December 21, 2016
A reader wants to know how he can keep his car. Sadly, he can’t. But he has an option.
November 16, 2016
A reader is worried that her ex sent her son to a pricey college without telling her.
October 12, 2016
A reader owes big money on her car and wants to know what she should do next. Here’s what she SHOULDN’T do.
September 14, 2016
Payday loans are crushing a reader’s future. Her options are few but powerful.
September 9, 2016
If you took out loans while attending ITT Tech and haven’t graduated, you need to read this.
August 3, 2016
A reader needs help getting his paycheck and his life back. Our guest expert Steve Rhode has the solution.
April 14, 2016
Obviously, the store is trying to make money off you. But can you make money off them?
January 21, 2016
A reader calls one company for debt consolidation but gets sent to another — which lets him down.
December 31, 2015
A reader needs a way out — and there may be one. Or more.
June 25, 2015
all can be overcome when the balance of income and expenses is adjusted in your favor.
June 18, 2015
A reader wants to know which option is the best — or least bad.
June 11, 2015
A reader wants to know if a daughter’s diploma can be held hostage.
May 22, 2015
A reader wants to know how much getting sick really costs.
May 15, 2015
A reader’s religious awakening raises financial questions.
May 8, 2015
A reader wants to know, so they can stop fighting.
May 1, 2015
Common wisdom on this topic isn’t very wise. Here are the facts.
April 24, 2015
A reader with $80,000 in credit card debt is looking for a way out, and wants to know whether bankruptcy will solve his problems.
April 17, 2015
A reader asks what she can do to stop aggressive collection calls on an old debt she doesn’t owe.
April 10, 2015
A reader wants to know the magic formula. Here’s a hint: It doesn’t require magic at all.
April 3, 2015
A reader’s debts are ruining his life. He thinks it’s hopeless. Here’s why it’s not.
March 27, 2015
And another reader wants to know if she use a credit card or a debit card.
March 20, 2015
A reader has a double tragedy: Her husband is gone and she’s had several strokes.
March 13, 2015
A reader wants to know if rent is really “throwing money away.”