Weekly Round Up – November 15, 2013

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 A Few Good Reads

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

 1. How I Finally Paid Off a Lifetime of Credit Card Debt: 

I’ve been a debtor all my life. My parents first met at a financial loan office—my dad issued loans, my mom worked in the office. They divorced when I was 10 and my mother was left to raise two daughters in Cincinnati, Ohio on a $20,000 a year salary. Money—or the fact that we didn’t have any—was a constant topic of conversation. My mother turned to credit cards to feed, clothe, and house her daughters. Open this article [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – September 6, 2013

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 Before we get to the good reads!

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 A Few Good Reads

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

 1. Tropical island paradise tops debt league: 

The Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean, better known for their pristine beaches and crystal  clear waters, are the most indebted nation in the world, according to a new report released on Monday. The “debt league” compiled data on government debt and private debt and looked at how much a country owes as well as how much it is owed.  According to this measure, the Seychelles tops the league of the most indebted nations, with national net debt at 152 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). In order of indebtedness, it is followed by Portugal, Ireland and Greece, countries which like the Seychelles in 2008, received international bailouts. Open this article [Read more…]