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Debt Problems Are The Same In Indiana As They Are In Ireland

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Patrick Bryan, a debt adviser friend of mine from Northern Ireland, and I were chatting recently about the universal nature of debt problems in the world. It became apparent that while we are all told that we live in an interconnected global economy it seems that the consumers of each country continue to suffer in silence when it comes to ... Read More »

Is Most Christian Debt Advice Bogus? Here’s What Jesus Would Really Do.

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I’ve long hesitated about writing about Christian debt advice. It is a self-righteous can of conflict that I have avoid, like the biblical plague. But is seems like the ads proclaiming christian debt relief are appearing more and more. Advertisements like: Christian Debt Relief – Christian Debt Consolidation Help Free Quote! Christian Debt Advice – Debt consolidation and counseling based ... Read More »

So I Just Got a New Credit Card.

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My move back to the U.S. from England recently, generated a bit of ‘international moving expenses’ for us. My favorite was the $1,100 unexpected surprise I got having to pay for extra storage and the radiation screening by homeland security of our shipping container with all our stuff in it. It felt a bit like the sign I always expect ... Read More »

Sunday, 9:30 PM, Christian Kills Wife Because of Debts

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On Sunday September 28, 2008, twenty floors up in a Boston apartment, Christian Mogensen, logged on to his website, updated his web page, and then put a bullet into the head of his wife of many years. Not long latter Christian turned the gun on himself. The webpage update that Christian made was a death announcement of a demise about ... Read More »

“Who Is Going To Help The American People To Get Out of Debt?”

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I just saw someone searched for “Who Is Going To Help The American People To Get Out of Debt?” and landed here on the GetOutOfDebt.org site. It might be tough for me to help all the people that are going to be in financial trouble all by myself, but I’m doing my best to help. But I can use your ... Read More »

I’m The Debt Expert And Even I’m Scared

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Economic worries and concerns impact anyone that is paying attention and for those of us that have a bit of awareness and understanding about how the consumer credit and debt world works, it makes it even more frightening when looking into the crystal ball. I avoid debt, but I have some. But it is not the debt that scares me ... Read More »

Eleven Real Things You Should Do to Survive a Bad Economy

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So much of what we read is all high level safe stuff about what people should do when facing tough economic times. And a whole lot of that advice is good for the masses, but what about what is best for the individual, you. The government wants consumers not to lose confidence during tough times. The economy needs you to ... Read More »

Turn Crap You Don’t Need Into Cash

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It’s five days until payday, and you’re rifling through jacket pockets and old purses, scrounging for change. But have you recently looked in the basement? Or the attic, the back of the wardrobes, the garage and the kids’ rooms? Is clutter taking over your house? You may be able to turn some of that clutter into cold, hard cash. Selling ... Read More »

Client Kills Self Just One Payment Away From Being Debt Free

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I’m not surprised that people find it necessary to kill themselves because of financial problems. They do, it’s sad and it’s needless. What makes this so shocking was that he was so close to being debt free. News in yesterday from my office in the Netherlands surprised me. I learned that a fellow that we had helped to turn his ... Read More »

Your Online Debt Collection Rights Guide

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Here is a Quick Online Debt Collection Guide Most people make a big mess out of dealing with the debt collector and don’t know what their fair debt collection rights are. Dealing with a debt collector isn’t so much about learning how to beat the debt collector as it is just understanding what the debt collector can and can’t do. ... Read More »

Don’t You Wish Your Girlfriend Was A Freak – Saver!

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There are hundreds of savings accounts on the market now, catering for all sorts of savers. Before opening up a savings account you need to know the reason for putting the amount aside- whether it’s for a holiday, further studies, marriage, emergencies or simply for a rainy day. Once you’ve decided what your plans are your next job is to ... Read More »

Self-Help Get Out of Debt Assistance

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A collection of excellent get out of random debt tools and resources. Some Self-Help Programs From Others Get Out Of Debt Fast Without Bankruptcy Or Debt Consolidation. Click Here To Learn The Amazing Secrets Of How I Got Rid Of $63,000 Of Debt In Only 4 Months Without Filing Bankruptcy Or Using Any Type Of Debt Consolidation Service! Practical Guide ... Read More »

Is Financial Education for Students Alone An Effective Solution?

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As someone that deals with the aftermath of the financial mess my answer will surprise you. Yes there should be classes but it is NOT a vaccination against financial problems but it might be part of a longer term multifaceted solution. My observation is that teaching these issues in high school is a bit like requiring all students to take ... Read More »

A Decade in the Closet, About My Bankruptcy

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I am still amazed when I read ignorant stuff about the reason people are going bankrupt is because there is no more stigma about bankruptcy. No, the reason people are going bankrupt is because creditors are manipulating the system for their own accounting or reporting means and not allowing people to repay their debts with as much enthusiasm as the ... Read More »

I Wonder Where My Sister is and Who She is Today

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The last time I talked to my sister was probably in 2002. The irony is that the very thing that I do, help people with money problems, caused a rift between us that seems too big to repair, although I’d like to. Mary and her husband were having money issues and my parents wanted to find a way to help ... Read More »

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