Weekly Round Up – March 14, 2014

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A Few Good Reads

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

1. 7 pieces of terrible debt advice: 

Asking for advice is one of those things that can either be helpful or disastrous — it depends on the topic and who’s offering tips.

When it comes to get-out-of-debt advice, the stakes are high, so choose your advisers carefully and keep an open mind when it’s time to make decisions. It’s not so much that there are good choices and bad choices as it is being able to decide what’s best, based on your unique situation. [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – February 28, 2014

Debt loansBefore 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. Detroit submits plan to fix debt as US court agrees to hear bankruptcy case: 

Detroit’s historic bankruptcy filing was challenged Friday as the US sixth circuit court of appeals agreed to hear a request to have it overturned.

City pension funds representing Detroit’s police and firefighters and others who face major losses in the bankruptcy proceedings go through won a hearing that could mark the case’s first step on the way to the US Supreme Court. [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – December 20, 2013

Debt 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. College Student Debt Soars; College Presidents’ Pay Skyrockets: 

Presidents of U.S. colleges and universities fundraise with donors, preside over graduation ceremonies and provide unversities with long-range strategic vision. They are also paid handsomely for their work. Forty-two private college presidents earned more than $1 million in 2011, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The median total compensation for a college president in 2011 was $410,523, up 3.2% from 2010. Of the 550 presidents’ salaries that were included in the analysis, 180 took home more than $500,000 in 2011 compared to 50 in 2004. Open this article [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – November 29, 2013

Debt-moneyBefore 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. America’s health care cost slowdown and the disappearing debt: 

Six years after the start of the Great Recession, there should be little disagreement what America’s number one domestic priority should be. With unemployment still stuck around 7 percent four plus years after that recession was declared “over,” creating jobs has to be Job #1. [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – November 22, 2013

Hostage of the debtBefore 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. Climate debt collectors: Occupy wants the 1% to pay up 

Last year, Strike Debt — a small collective of New York-based academics, filmmakers, and business types published a short book called The Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual [PDF], which alternated between dispensing advice on how to clean up credit scores and chronicling the recent history of the finance industry. [Read more…]

Weekly Round Up – November 15, 2013

debt_penniesBefore 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. 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…]