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  • hey-I’m-your-man

    Come to Canada! No recession in Canada!

    • Anonymous

       If only it were that easy. I wish my family could move to Canada.

      • hey-I’m-your-man

        It is – just call the Canadian Embasy – I’ve known many people who have gone to Canada and NEVER looked back.

        • Anonymous

          If you are young and have job skills they need in Canada or a LOT of money,  by all means immigrate to Canada.  Otherwise, don’t bother.  Canada’s immigration policy is much more sensible and restrictive than ours.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to this family for their strength and perseverance. I hope for many long years of smooth sailing in your future.

  • Many people going through this. Most are victims of the recession which was created by the banks that are foreclosing. Occupy the large banks.  Move your money.

  • Anonymous

    Thank God for all the good people you stayed with during your ordeal. Situations like this should never happen to parents  that work and try to do right by their children. I can’t imagine how scary life must have been not knowing where your life would wind up. Smooth sailing from here on out!!!

  • Anonymous

    I find the bank’s actions with this family deplorable and indefensible.

    I wish there were a way to hold banks accountable for this type of deceptive lending.

    But as usual, the banks have bought their protection from corrupt politicians. 

    • Anonymous

       Do you see the bank’s name in this article? Wouldn’t that be just a statement of fact related to the story?

    • Anonymous

      I agree. The name of the bank should be published. They sure know how to srew people. In the depression my grandfather lost his farm. He had one payment left on his mortgage when the bank foreclosed.

  • Anonymous

    this is exactly why you read, or have a lawyer you trust, read and explain any and all financial documents like this.. banks are there to make money off of you. they don’t care how much it costs you, or that you lost work.. sadly there are banks out there that target you to gain your money and eventually the property knowing you don’t have the money or resources to pay the monthly bills. you might be able to scrounge for a year or two, but in the end you fall behind, and can’t meet the minimum payments.. same deal with credit cards.. they don’t make any money on the person who pays their balance at the end of the month…. they nail you on the interest after you make the minimum payment. I am now trying to rid myself of credit cards, and work off my homes equity, and credit gains from the last 5 years of no missed payments. Glad to hear everything worked out in the end. perseverence is key!!

  • Anonymous

    Such a typical story and so sad to hear that a mother and father have to go through this hell while trying to raise their children. Maine had all it needed before we let the people with no stake in Maine’s success except to make money for themselves by deceit and theft, tell us how we were going to do things. Kick them out of your life. Say no to their big city ideas that DO NOT work in Maine! Help your neighbors and let’s get through this nightmare together!

  • Anonymous

    This family is so typical of what has gone wrong with our state and federal government policies…the banks had a free-for-all at the expense of innocent people who were just trying to make a living and raise their families.  If there were extra funds in my budget right now, this is one family I would choose to help in any I could.  Perhaps there will be a good samaritan who will step forward and make sure this family can stay on track.  Justin certainly needs to be commended for maintaining good grades and planning for a future, working incredible hours, in a situation that many of us can’t even imagine.  Being a teen is hard enough but to go through all this trauma would have sent many down the wrong road.   This family has ethics and values..something to treasure in our world today!

    • Anonymous

      The family has ethics, but the banks do not. The Stimulus Program passed by Congress was a sham.

  • Anonymous

    I cried when I read this story… God Bless those families who were willing to help you & your family. Good luck to your son on his educational journey & I hope to read that he graduated!!

  • Anonymous

    God bless this family for sharing their story. May they encourage others who think no one knows what it’s like to lose your home. Too many people are quick to blame others as though every bad thing that befalls us can be prevented. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. How we cope with loss is a measure of our inner strength and faith. 

  • Anonymous

    What a testament to how good things happen to good people. If you are willing to put one foot in front of the other, and not expect someone to give you everything, positive results occur. Should be required reading foe anyone who applies for public assistance.

  • Guest

    Let’s just hope they never have to deal with the crooks at JP Morgan Chase….

  • Anonymous

    We lost our home. My husband and I both lost our jobs within 6 months of each other when both companies went out of business.  Also during this time the town where we lived had an independent tax assessor re-evaluate everyone’s property. Due to the increased property taxes our mortgage payments increased by almost $300 per month. The bank was no help at all. They wouldn’t work with us. No partial payments accepted. Pay up or get out is what it came down to. We had to move out with 3 kids by being given 48 hours notice in February. Luckily we were able to move in with my brother until we could find a rental. It really sucks. It’s now been 8 years and we have little hope of ever owning our own place again even though we now have sufficient income, we can’t get the credit to buy even a mobile home.

    • There is a free financial seminar that may help you get into your own home. It starts on April 29 at 6 pm at Twin City Baptist Church in Brewer. You can call the church for details. I know there are other churches which do financial seminars to help people get back on track. If you can’t make it to this one, call around.

  • Anonymous

    Big GOP Bush friendly  banks got bailed out, the family did not …

  • Anonymous

    If Mitt is elected, foreclosures will multiply by 10…..!

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