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Kelli Space, a 2009 graduate of Northeastern University, had almost $200,000 worth of student debt when OOTS first spoke with her, in November, 2010. At the time, Space had put up a website – – to detail her debt. On the site, she asked for donations. She got some donations, some media attention – and quite a lot of criticism, as well.

OOTS News caught up with Space at the end of July, to find out how things have changed for Space since she went public, asking for financial help.

In these uncertain times of recessions, depressions, and Mayan Armageddons, it’s of the utmost importance that children know how to save money. That’s why Visa created “Money Metropolis,” a game whose tag line “Saving for a goal is a world of fun” brings to mind a very dull world indeed.

“ gets a stigma from people whenever they hear ‘rent a friend,’” says Scott Rosenbaum, the creator of the site. “But it’s not like that at all. There are thousands of reasons why people would want to rent a friend, and I’d say about ninety-nine percent of them have nothing to do with desperation.”

Kelli Space is a recent graduate of Northeastern University who has almost $200,000 worth of student debt. Space, like so many recent grads, is living with her parents in New Jersey – and with $1600 monthly loan payments due for the next twenty years, she expects to be living with them for a long time to come.

Space put up a website – – to detail her debt. On the site, she asks for donations – and for this she’s been lambasted on the Internet.

Writer and lawyer Dave Behr is the guest on this week’s FIRE podcast. Dave wrote a recent story for OOTS News looking at the MBA – a/k/a, the $260,000 piece of paper – and if it’s worth the money. He talks with Arin Greenwood about whether he’d advise his best friend to get a business [...]

Money and insurance issues are complicated enough for a two-adult family to handle – what happens when the family adds in a third partner? And a baby? Miss Jaiya – who lives with two male partners, and a baby – explains.