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Kathleen Arborgast: Saddled by subprime
Kathleen Arborgast: Saddled by subprime
Kathleen Arborgast
Administrative assistant, 64, Topeka, Kan.

I have a subprime mortgage because of a divorce and subsequent bankruptcy. Being a 64-year-old female supporting a grandson and son, it has been very difficult.

When my son finishes school (he is retraining because of work comp injuries that don't allow him to do physical work), then we should be okay. My grandson has been working until recently. His mother quit paying her child support which is $300 a month and that also lowered our income substantially.

It has been very rough. I am doing my best to keep us afloat until both get out of school. Groceries go up almost weekly and gas daily. Not a pretty picture for our future.

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Last updated November 15 2009: 6:21 AM ET
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