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Getting out of debt

Any suggestions on getting out of 10,000.00 credit card debt. Curently unemployed, picking up side jobs my current heath conditions will allow to survive. I have no retirement,savings, or family that can help So I guess my main question is , Do you have any suggestions on bringing in extra money to get out of debt. Really looking for suggestions from those who have hit bottom financially and found thier way through.  Much gratitude for any wisdom.

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My former posting is not me!

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Many thanks for the kudos.  Whatever your decision is dont use the following attorneys:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E33qzW4Qvr8

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Unfortunately this the only one that I can find about money:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKeirXHmP4M

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I learned a lot of bankruptcy from not only personal experience but also from working in the credit card customer service department of a major bank.  Just trying to help.  Many thanks for all the kudos from all!

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I wasnt shaming at all.  I was simply stating my experience & advice.  As for health issues, my bankruptcy was the result of expenses that had accumulated over the three years that my late wife suffered with terminal ovarian cancer.

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I never intended to point out anyone. I was actually referring more to my own experiences. There are people that do get truly judgmental and it is like the old saying 'adding salt to the wound'. I was left with 3 children to raise alone and although I had always had to work, my skills were outdated. I had supported my ex through a masters degree, thinking I might be able to go back and update my skills or better change my job completely; but instead I ended up with all of the debt, including having had to put my name on his student loans. Thankfully I did get the children, they were worth every moment of struggle. It was terrible how many people think it's all your fault when you end up in debt. Sure I made some bad judgment calls, but no one knows your personal circumstance. Being a single parent wasn't quite as common 20 years ago, so it was a pretty lonely journey. I think my children were all that kept me from a complete mental breakdown.
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Im sorry if I have inadvertently caused any trouble in the community.  Misunderstanding.  Im sorry.

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@FREEMASON wrote:

I wasnt shaming at all.  I was simply stating my experience & advice.  As for health issues, my bankruptcy was the result of expenses that had accumulated over the three years that my late wife suffered with terminal ovarian cancer.


I don't know that that comment was directed towards your post.  Unless the posters replies direct like @FREEMASON  or uses the quote function it is not clear who they are referring to.  

 

 

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