Weekly Round Up – August 2 , 2013

 Debt  A Few Good Reads

Here are a few of my favorite reads from the past week.

   1. Debt ceiling drama returns: 

Warnings from the White House, Wall Street and the world economic community be damned:      Debt ceiling drama is back.

The rapidly approaching fight over lifting the nation’s borrowing limit won’t only pit                  Republicans against President Barack Obama but also pit Republicans against Republicans.    Open this article

2. Forbes top schools list highlights debt, costs: 

Forbes’ magazine’s list of America’s Top Colleges for 2013 is notable for what’s not in the top slot: an Ivy League school.

The distinction of being number one this year goes to Stanford University (alma mater of Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer). The number-two school is Pomona College, a small liberal arts college in Southern California. Open this article

3. Debt problems: know thy neighbour’s strife

If you are struggling under the weight of your debts, would it make you feel any better to know that perhaps your neighbours have major money problems too?

One of the UK’s biggest free debt management companies, Payplan, has created an interactive UK debt map that allows people to key in a postcode and find out the average debt levels in that area, as well as the number of people living there who opted for bankruptcy or signed up for a debt management plan or individual voluntary arrangement (IVA), a less drastic alternative to bankruptcy, after speaking to the firm. Open this article



This That and The MBA was included in several carnivals over the last weeks:

1. http://financiallydigital.com/blog/2013/7/28/carnival-of-moneypros.html

2. http://www.whatmommydoes.com/yakezie-carnival-living-positively-edition/

3. http://www.frugalrules.com/lifestyle-carnival-64/

4. http://knsfinancial.com/the-carnival-of-retirement-07-29-13-edition/

5. http://www.tortoisebanker.com/2013/07/the-tortoise-banker-carnival-3rd-edition.html

6. http://www.aspiringblogger.com/aspiring-blogger-personal-finance-carnival-11-july-26-2013/

Thank you for the mentions last week. I really appreciate it. Have a great weekend!


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  1. If I were struggling with debt, it would totally be helpful to know if anyone else nearby was going through the same thing. Like a support group without actually having to go to one. 🙂

  2. Dealing with debt, you have to know your limitation in splurging on things such as luxury items and other stuffs. Have a great week!

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