Are you drowning in debt? If so, Lauren Kesner from CNBC wants to hear from you. She writes:
CNBC Business Television is looking for someone who is, or was, in debt (about $30,000 or more) and is interested in being interviewed for a documentary that will address consumer spending and debt. We specifically need someone who can speak about their own personal experience with overspending associated with credit cards, home equity lines, etc. as opposed to debt due to student loans, job loss or major life events.
The documentary is being produced by the same team that created the Peabody and duPont award-winning “The Age of Wal-Mart”, and will air on CNBC prime-time this spring.
Please contact Lauren Kesner at CNBC — (201) 735-2370 — if you are interested in possibly participating. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re selected to participate, please let the rest of us know. Meanwhile, here are a couple of other personal finance stories from around the web:
At All Financial Matters, Meg urges readers to take responsibility for their money problems. She makes some great points. It was only once I realized I had to take responsibility for my own financial well-being that I was able to overcome my past.
I know that I just shared Jaimie’s debt snowflake concept last week, but she’s written another great post. “There’s no shame in not being able to afford it,” she writes. Don’t get hung up on appearances or keeping up with your neighbors. There’s no shame in saving and budgeting and waiting until you can afford to buy the things you want. Great stuff.
Finally, one member of the discussion forums is looking for tips on buying a house. I pointed her to a series of articles from the fall of 2006 in which Luneray describes her home-buying adventure. I thought maybe others would find them useful:
- Part one: Looking at houses
- Part two: Making the offer
- Part three: A lifetime of debt
- Part four: The calm before the storm
- Part five: Preparing to close
- Part six: Closing the deal
- Part seven: First-time homeowners
I’ve been thinking a lot about mortgages and homeownership lately. Kris and I have begun making accelerated payments, but we’ve also considered refinancing. More on these topics later…
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