How a For-Profit College Targeted the Homeless and Kids With Low Self-Esteem

by Annie Waldman ProPublica Perhaps you remember Corinthian Colleges. It was the country’s second largest chain of for-profit colleges, before it collapsed into bankruptcy last year amid evidence of phony marketing and predatory loans. The shenanigans brought investigations from more than 20 state attorneys general and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But the actual … Read more

The Homeless Project – Part 3

This is the third and final video in a series we shot to help get a new perspective on money, credit, and debt problems. I selected a series of questions sent in through the GetOutOfDebt.org site and we went out and asked some homeless people if they would be willing to participate in this project … Read more

I’ve Been Aggressively Paying Down Debt But My Unemployment Ends in Three Months. – Shelia

“Dear Steve, I had been aggressively paying down debt over the past couple of years (eliminated car loan and student loan long ago, and I have paid down credit card debt). I lost my job in July of 2009, and I have not yet been able to find another to replace it. I have enough … Read more

Foreclosed Homeowners Return to Poke Around Old Home After Six Months

Here is a very interesting video from a family that was previously evicted from their home and returned six months later to look at the old house again. What struck me in the video was their statements about how much stuff they left behind when they had to leave the home. My experience with visiting … Read more

The Homeless Project – Part 2 [Video]

This is the second video in a series we shot to help get a new perspective on money, credit, and debt problems. I selected a series of questions sent in through the GetOutOfDebt.org site and we went out and asked some homeless people if they would be willing to participate in this project and share … Read more

The Homeless Project – Part 1

This is the first video in a series we shot to help get a new perspective on money, credit, and debt problems. I selected a series of questions sent in through the GetOutOfDebt.org site and we went out and asked some homeless people if they would be willing to participate in this project and share … Read more

Substitute Teacher Lives in Shelter Instead of Paying Rent. – Tim

“Dear Steve, My Brother-in-Law is deeply in debt. He was laid off from work 6 years ago and hasn’t found a decent job since. He isn’t very smart when it comes to money and lived off his savings until it was all gone. He is now 60 years old, has several thousands of dollars on … Read more

Out of Work, Foreclosed On, and Now Homeless – Video

I came across this video of Jay that found himself out of work, foreclosed on, and is now struggling on the streets. While I didn’t tape this interview, Mark Hovarth from InvisiblePeople.tv did and I’m glad he’s out there doing this. Jay from InvisiblePeople.tv on Vimeo. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook

I’ve Got a Debt Situation. Can You Please Listen? – Noname

Noname “Dear Steve, My situation now seems totally hopeless and I am facing homelessness I am not sure if I am asking a question (or questions) of you or just need you to read and listen, probably a little of both. I am a single/divorced women in her mid-fifties. I was divorced and raised my … Read more

I’m Unemployed, Homeless, Pregnant, and Just Lost My Car. – Jannie

Jannie “Dear Steve, I’m pregnant and unemployed, I have about $13,800 in debt and I’m about to have no place to stay, I’m receiving unemployment right now, and my car just got taken away from me. Is there anyway that you or anybody else could help me? Jannie” Dear Janie, Sadly, this is not the … Read more