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This has to be the best/worst
« on: June 14, 2019, 05:59:20 PM »
Dear God this is hard to watch.. Grab yer popcorn...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-uPoX-1tKU

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Re: This has to be the best/worst
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 02:29:55 PM »
Oof-da. At the end, I don't feel she's learned anything. It's those naughty, naughty, credit cards that told her she deserves more credit. She has no internal locus of control.

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Re: This has to be the best/worst
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 04:06:43 PM »
I give her a lot of credit for having made every possible mistake, and never having made one good decision.  That's hard to do.

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Re: This has to be the best/worst
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2019, 06:12:45 PM »
Iím not sure if the way the NYT presented this piece really helps anyone avoid the same mistakes.  They portray the mistake as opening a credit line, which clearly was not the problem at all.

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Re: This has to be the best/worst
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2019, 08:03:42 AM »
That video was from 2008. I wonder how she is doing in 2019.

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Re: This has to be the best/worst
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2019, 08:05:11 AM »
Spending not on necessities but as a vain attempt at soothing emotional wounds is a path to ruin.

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Re: This has to be the best/worst
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2019, 09:11:18 AM »
That video was from 2008. I wonder how she is doing in 2019.

Yeah I was hoping there was a follow up video to tell us.

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Re: This has to be the best/worst
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2019, 10:16:51 AM »
So for a challenge I found her (I think) via the web.

Living in an older apartment building in PA about 20 miles from the little house she was living in (I think) when they made the video.

Hard to say whether she is still struggling or making MMM choices and keeping it cheap.

I don't have any social media accounts so I can't search for her that way to say what she is doing these days.

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Re: This has to be the best/worst
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2019, 01:13:01 PM »
Not sure what is sadder, the video or the Prada and "these leggings will change your life" ads that preceded it. A bit ironic.

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Re: This has to be the best/worst
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 05:20:12 AM »
I'm reminded of this old classic :-)

https://youtu.be/r0HX4a5P8eE

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Re: This has to be the best/worst
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2019, 12:43:14 PM »
Notice all the shelves, counter space and wall space is covered with stupid nick knacks?
The whole attitude is sad.
Sure do wonder where she is at now,and how she is doing.

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Re: This has to be the best/worst
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2019, 06:16:18 AM »
Ouch, that was hard to watch.  First thing I noticed was all the clutter/useless crap and her smoking habit.  So much money wasted right there.

I love credit cards; I've never paid a dime of interest and have gotten probably several thousand in cash back over the years.

I actually feel sad for her, she does not have the financial knowledge to tackle this.

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Re: This has to be the best/worst
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2019, 07:49:28 AM »
Good lord, is that what the internet looked like in 2008!? The horror!

J/k, good post, and so much Shame and Comedy.

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Re: This has to be the best/worst
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2019, 09:39:44 AM »
SNL's "Don't Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb8hTzUoI54