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  • Ask Steve – New Video Series

    We are starting a new video series called “Ask Steve” to help answer credit and debt questions in a new way. Here is the intro video below and as you can easily tell in the video, my...

    • Posted September 20, 2010
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  • Space Shuttle Landing – Really Cool Video

    In between writing and research debt topics all day long I get a few moments to look at other things. Normally when I’m looking up things like HUD it’s about Housing and Urban Development. This time I...

    • Posted July 27, 2010
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  • Det Ettlement – Taking the B.S. Out of Debt Settlement (Funny Video)

    Here is a video that Amanda Miller from the site put together for her first video assignment. She wanted to share what debt settlement sales people should tell you in a funny and honest way. Let us...

    • Posted July 26, 2010
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  • Morgan Drexen Debt Settlement Company Uses BP Oil Spill to Sell and Promote Their Services

    What do you think, is this video from Morgan Drexen and attorney Stephen Nagin capitalizing on the personal and economic disaster of the BP oil spill to try to sell attorney based debt settlement services? Comment. Discuss....

    • Posted July 12, 2010
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  • 2003 Backroads of American Debt – Day 3

    Day three brought more weather surprises but also a great pair of back-to-back- interviews from people that were very honest about how they handle money. The first couple was retired and had not planed for retirement until...

    • Posted May 24, 2010
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  • 2003 Backroads of American Debt – Day 2

    Here is day two of the backroads debt trip. While I managed to survive the switchback West Virginia mountain roads in the dark the night before. Day two started with a big surprise, you’ll see.

    • Posted May 20, 2010
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  • 2003 Backroads of American Debt – Day 1

    In 2003 a small team and I traveled across America from Maryland to California to talk to people about money. credit, and debt. After making the trip, before the tapes were able to be professionally edited, my...

    • Posted May 17, 2010
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  • I-Team Investigation: Debt Settlement – Lifesaver or Scam?

    Here is a television story on debt settlement that aired recently. If you look carefully you’ll notice some of the groups I’ve written about before are included in it. Steve

    • Posted May 7, 2010
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  • Crazy Unsafe Wall of Death Video

    I’m not quite sure how to describe this video other than to say, “Are you F***ing Kidding Me!” Anyone besides me think this is crazy unsafe with the guy hanging out the window? On second thought, we...

    • Posted March 24, 2010
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  • Woman Hailed Hero by CNN After Paying Off Debt

    I saw this video below on CNN about a woman that scrimped and saved to pay off her debt. While the effort sounds heroic the part of the story that concerns me is that it seems they...

    • Posted February 2, 2010
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  • Credit Card Debt Trap Video – Must See!

    Dateline NBC did a great show about the issues surrounding consumer debt in America with my friend Elizabeth Warren was in it. She is a brilliant lawyer, consumer debt author and an overall good person. It’s worth...

    • Posted December 7, 2009
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  • 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 did and I’m glad he’s...

    • Posted December 1, 2009
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  • The Elkhart Project – Putting Faces on Debt

    I saw a tweet from @newmediajim about an interesting project between MSNBC and The Elkhart Truth. These two news organizations are going to provide long-term coverage on the city of Elkhart, Ind. to provide perspective on the...

    • Posted April 8, 2009
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  • Expect Tidal Wave Of Limit Reductions and Credit Card Closures to Hit Before Christmas

    Yesterday I wrote about a little old hardware store that had noticed an increase in card purchases over cash. That’s not a good sign if people are using plastic more for routine things and especially in this...

    • Posted November 3, 2008
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  • Recent Debt and Foreclosure Videos I Think You Need to Watch

    A video about the most laid back realtor that specializes in dealing with bank owned foreclosure properties in Los Angles. The struggles of a real family falling behind and facing foreclosure. Their lender was unreasonable...

    • Posted October 25, 2008
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