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Some End of Week Saturday Morning Thoughts: Technology, Friends, and You

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I’ve never done this before, just sit down and write about the week. But what the hell, it is my blog so I’m going to exercise my executive privilege and do it. Comments I always like to start with bad news first so let me start with my biggest disappointment for the week, comments. I will admit that I am ... Read More »

My Photo of the Day – The Old Bright Lady of San Juan

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One of my greatest joys, is my photography. It is something that I love to do. It is an extremely personal part of me that I thought I’d share with you. Even if you are facing difficult financial times, find something you love to do as well. Read my previous post “Don’t Let Your Debt Consume Your Life. Take Advantage ... Read More »

My Photo of the Day – The San Juan Convergence

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One of my greatest joys, is my photography. It is something that I love to do. It is an extremely personal part of me that I thought I’d share with you. Even if you are facing difficult financial times, find something you love to do as well. Read my previous post “Don’t Let Your Debt Consume Your Life. Take Advantage ... Read More »

Don’t be a Victim of This and a Victim of That. Get Over It.

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I just heard “Get Over It” by the Eagles and it made me laugh because the message is so true in the debt world. I turn on the tube and what do I see A whole lotta people cryin, Don’t blame me. They point their crooked little fingers ar everybody else Spend all their time feelin’ sorry for themselves Victim ... Read More »

You May be Down and Unemployed But You Are Still a Hero to Me.

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When I was growing up my Dad found himself unexpectedly unemployed. He went from being an executive to without work, through no fault of his own. I often think back about those days as I read the emails of people that write to me for help who are now unemployed and struggling. I asked my father to share with you ... Read More »

Suzie Orman Agrees With Me On Minimum Payments

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Yesterday I was watching television and this short segment on Suzie Orman came on. I’m not a huge fan of Suzie Orman but that has to do with her presentation rather than her advice. For some reason, to me, she is like nails on a blackboard. But there I was, watching her short piece on CBS Sunday Morning and she ... Read More »

This Photograph is For Janet

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I just answered a question for Janet and I told her I would post one of my photographs for her. I took this photograph inside a trashed and abandoned house. On the inside it was dark, depressing and scary, but outside was warm and sunny. It reminded me a bit of how life feels when you are in debt. What ... Read More »

Don’t Pay More Than the Minimums on Your Credit Cards

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I know this is going to sound like crazy talk but keep reading. Now is not the time to pay more than the minimum payment on your credit card if you don’t have a lot of money in savings. If you thought the foreclosure crisis was bad, just watch what is going to happen to credit cards. With twenty thousand ... Read More »

Debt is Dragging Even Me Down, Mentally.

Right now it is a beautiful North Carolina day with the sun shinning over a blue sky, birds singing and a gentle breeze is blowing. In some respects it is a tremendous day worth living. But I’ve got to be honest, I’m trying to get in the mood to dive into the never ending requests for help that are sent ... Read More »

Getting The Boot

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The Boot, originally uploaded by Steve Rhode. For some reason I seem to keep my photography life and debt advice life in two separate compartments. Yet much of my photos have grown out of the angst and pain that my debt advice brings me. Here is a good example. I just saw this lone boot, left in the back of ... Read More »

I Just Needed to Laugh

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Living through money troubles and debt is stressful and depressing. I’ll never forget my days in the pits of debt hell. Ironically I seem to live those emotions every day when i answer your questions. I’m too much of a softy, I still feel the pain and have compassion for all in trouble. But luckily when it gets to be ... Read More »

I’m Inquiring About You. – Ellen

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Ellen sent in a question that I thought was worth covering again on this site. Here is what Ellen sent in. I’m inquiring about YOU. I sent this email a few minutes before but don’t think it went through, so am writing again. I am inquiring about YOU and your site. You say you don’t make $ on others but ... Read More »

Don’t Let Your Debt Consume Your Life. Take Advantage of Free Beauty Around You.

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Don’t let your debt consumer your life, certainly a nice thing to say but it is important for you to try to make it a reality. You see terrible debt and its consequences is nothing more than one component of your life at this moment. Debt should not define you, or limit you from still reaching out to find joy ... Read More »

Value City. Gone.

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Our business strategy is quite simple. We fill our stores with a wide assortment of designer, department, discount and specialty store deals at prices substantially lower than competing department and discount stores. We use our buying expertise to drive down prices and then pass the savings on to you, the customer. You never know what you’ll find at Value City! ... Read More »

Life Without Debt Extreme Get Out Of Debt Secrets

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Home Contact Brent Riggs You are about to learn simple yet extremely effective methods to wipe out your debt with AMAZING speed You can live life with zero debt faster than you ever dreamed It doesn rsquo t matter how much or little ... Read More »

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