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STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - Amanda Leibham has spent more than a year trying to keep her family in their Strongsville home. Full Story
lesliea

Stow, OH

#1 Oct 6, 2010
The exact same thing happened to us. Thank you for the info
mapleman

Cleveland, OH

#2 Oct 6, 2010
I know somebody that missed one rent payment and had an eviction notice promptly put on their door. Where is their safety net? With a mortgage you can miss 3-4 payments and still not get put out on the streets. I'm really sick of the whining.

Two able-bodied adults obviously bought more house than they could afford. Your husband comes home from his cut-hour job, he watches the kids and you go work at the local temp agency and pay your damn bills.
Arlena Burton

Cleveland, OH

#3 Oct 6, 2010
My husband and I are going into to our 4th month of past due payment. He received Social Security and I just started to work at a new company and have not received a pay check since Sept 15, 2010. I will be getting my first pay check from the new company on Oct 15, 2010. But with Social Security check and my pay check it have to go to loans that we had to get to keep the light,gas and food on.We are struggling something furious here. We had a business which we had to close that put us in a bind also. Please we need your help. We have being trying for months with no avail.
Giving up

Independence, OH

#4 Oct 6, 2010
I completely understand that anyone, from any walk of life, can get in financial trouble at some point (living above your means is the biggest reason). But I guess I'm astounded that the government is bailing out suburbanites that can't afford their Strongsville home now because they chose to become a stay at home mom? I'd love to stay home with my kids too, but I'm kinda busy working to pay my bills, along with my husband who works a full time, and a part time job, and does side jobs fixing computers on top of it, all to pay our bills. But why bust our butts to pay ours when other people stay home and wait for other people to pay theirs? Oh, and by the way, I can't afford to live in Strongsville...
mapleman

Cleveland, OH

#5 Oct 6, 2010
Arlena Burton wrote:
My husband and I are going into to our 4th month of past due payment. He received Social Security and I just started to work at a new company and have not received a pay check since Sept 15, 2010. I will be getting my first pay check from the new company on Oct 15, 2010. But with Social Security check and my pay check it have to go to loans that we had to get to keep the light,gas and food on.We are struggling something furious here. We had a business which we had to close that put us in a bind also. Please we need your help. We have being trying for months with no avail.
You only paid $90,500 for the home. There are two of you. Assuming you put 20% down(like most responsible people), your mortgage should be very affordable if you took the right terms. I just don't get it.

You would have been out on the streets 3 months ago if you were renting. There are no excuses. Minutemen hires daily and pays every day.
Giving up

Independence, OH

#6 Oct 6, 2010
Please understand I'm not being cruel, but my hours were cut severely almost 2 years ago (still are), and at the same time my husband had to take a large pay cut to keep his job..so I get the struggle. Its just that we've done whatever it takes, cutting back, working opposite shifts, taking on other jobs, etc. to get the bills paid. It's just irritating to see that had I just quit my job back then and stayed home with my kids, taxpayers would have just picked up my mortgage bill eventually. I know we are lucky to still have our jobs, so I'm sorry, I'm not knocking anyone that lost theirs, just those that choose not to work and expect others to pick up the tab.
Surviving

Cleveland, OH

#7 Oct 6, 2010
You people are not listening are you. She didn't 'decide' to just quit. She said that when her hours got cut it was more cost effective to leave her job than to keep working and pay a sitter. Now if I am just working to pay a sitter then I would rather be home with my kids than pay all of my paycheck for someone else to be with them. That is the sacrifice some people have to pay. I know when I worked for JP Morgan Chase, my whole check went towards health insurance. THE ENTIRE PAYCHECK. Now why would I work for a company when the only compensation I received was health insurance when my husbands insurance covered us all if only I not worked at that particular company. That is the problem with the health insurance today. Which is why I am excited about the Health insurance reform. Now I can return to work and hopefully not worry about who can have what on whose policy and just make a living.
Giving up

Independence, OH

#8 Oct 7, 2010
Dear Surviving,
I'm glad you are. However, the new health care reform is not going to help your plight like you think. I am an HR manager, and just today I got to deliver the news to my employees that our health insurance is being cut drastically (higher copays, higher coinsurance, higher deductibles, higher prescription costs, and higher out of pocket costs) They won't be saving any money from the amount that's taken from their checks though. Why? This is all due to the health care reform. The insurance companies are either dropping out or lowering benefits and raising deductibles to cover the gaps. Nobody wins. So, if you were spending your ENTIRE PAYCHECK (must be part time?) on insurance before, I've got bad news for you.
GHEORGHE PREDESCU

Warren, OH

#9 Oct 10, 2010
How I CAN get the aplication or give me the office adress.

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