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YouTube Account Terminated – What In The World is Going On?

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On May 4, 2012 I was the unfortunate recipient of getting my YouTube account terminated and I wanted to share the experience with you. Earlier that day I had created a video, below, as a promotion for a post that I published, Debt Relief Options – What In The World is Going On?. (See the play in the title for ... Read More »

    Want to Live Like Daniel Suelo and Quit Money Then Just Don’t Worry About Having Credit

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    People frequently say to me that after a financial problem they want to avoid credit all together and not worry about rebuilding their credit, even though it’s so easy to do. The reason they avoid credit is misplaced. It’s not the credit or having good credit that caused the pain they may have experienced because of a financial hardship, it ... Read More »

      I’m Tired of Paying Out the Butt for Razor Blades. How About You?

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      I just got back from the drug store. I needed some razor blades. But $27 for eight razor blades. I’m sick of it. I’m not going to pay “the man” that kind of coin any more. It’s highway robbery. Seriously, if you were driving down a highway and a guy in a mask pulled you over at random and took ... Read More »

        And Then It Gets Nasty – Personal Finance Blogger Sued By Unhappy Service Provider

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        John Wright, a fellow reporter and outspoken, make that very outspoken, blogger in the mortgage mess has finally found fame for himself and his PiggyBankBlog.com but not in the way he probably wanted. A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me in a copy of a lawsuit filed against John and others and then oddly, a link to a ... Read More »

          Ovarian Cancer Sucks


          Life is becoming much more complex these days. My mother has been undergoing extended treatment for her advanced ovarian cancer and is struggling with all that comes along with that. This past weekend she awoke very confused, weak, and complaining of pain and an ambulance had to be called to rush her to the emergency room. She was too weak ... Read More »

            Chances Are You WIll Live Long Enough to Be Broke


            Photo Credit: Rosie O’Beirne I just read that the life expectancy for people in the United States and Canada continues to rise. Seems like a real blessing, doesn’t it. We get to live a longer life. But how are we going to afford medical care and to feed ourselves if life far exceeds our ability to work and earn? Unless ... Read More »

              Go See RedTails


              I don’t think I’ve ever written a post telling people to go see any movie, but after seeing the new George Lucas film Red Tails, I feel compiled to tell you how great the film is. As a pilot and fan of World War II aviation the film is right up my alley. But the amazing story of the Tuskegee ... Read More »

                In Seven Minutes I Shaved Almost a Grand a Year off My iPhone Bill. Sweet!

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                Day to day life seems to never leave me with enough time to sit back and contemplate the fine details of all the financial obligations that float about. One of those money pits is the communications bill for data and phone. It just seems connectivity gets more and more expensive. Pretty soon I’ll need a wifi connection straight to my ... Read More »

                  The Private Student Loan Tragedy

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                  What follows is my submission to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding the current state of private student loans in America. As an student of debt history I am very familiar with many periods in the past where people or groups of people have been subject to financial servitude as a result of some agreement they made. A good ... Read More »

                    So What Would You Do? I Felt Awkward and Uncomfortable.

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                    The other day a casual friend of ours took Pam and I out for lunch. She was returning the favor since we took her out last time to help her feel better after being laid off. During the lunch it came out that she is having some money troubles, we already knew she was in the middle of a divorce. ... Read More »

                      Reader Says The Guest Looks Like Me

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                      A beloved reader sent me this link and said the guest looks like me. Funny video. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Read More »

                        A Very Cool Video to Amaze and Relax You

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                        A friend sent this to me on Facebook and it’s a wonderful video that might mystify and amaze you. Best yet it will take your mind off debt for five minutes and give you a chance to experience a little joy. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Read More »

                          A Glance Way Back Into My Past

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                          Ever spent a night at your parents house thinking everything looked like it had been frozen in time long ago? I recently did. Of course it wasn’t as memorable as the night I slept in the guest room, rolled over to turn on the light and stuck my finger through the dry rotted fabric lampshade. Oops. I was at my ... Read More »

                            October 1, 2010 – The Photo of the Day


                            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, and do it. Being in debt does not mean you have to abandon all joy ... Read More »

                              September 30, 2010 – Pictutes of the Day


                              From Boston today. Read More »

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