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Lisa and Steven Bradley say the money madness that's going on behind closed doors is tearing their marriage apart. "My marriage is very close to being over," says Lisa. "I know my husband has reached a point of frustration to no return."

Steven agrees, saying they argue about money on a daily basis. He says he wasn't even aware of the couple's $79,547 student loan debt. "We make good money as a family and it just shouldn't be this way," says Steven. "I'm tired of it."

The truth is, Lisa and Steven have been living in financial denial for the past three years. Lisa says she throws away the bills and ignores calls from collection agencies while their debt piles up. Lisa says services such as electricity, water, trash pickup and the phone get cut off all the time because she can't keep up with the bills.

Our Debt Diet expert shocks the Bradleys with drastic emergency measures.
FROM: Join the Debt Diet
Published on January 01, 2006
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