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 – TwoHundredThou.com – 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.
Like many college graduates, Heather Adessa went out into the real world unsure of what she wanted to do. The 26-year-old took the first job she could find that paid the bills after graduating from Manhattanville College in 2006. She soon discovered she disliked everything associated with working a desk job. Then the recession hit [...]
by Brad Laybourne on May 11, 2011
Brad Laybourne talks with Lori Bruno, a Salem, Massachusetts psychic, who performs house blessings on foreclosed homes.
Twelve prisoners have been executed in the United States so far in 2011. Kristi Eaton speaks with Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, about how much taxpayers spent to end these lives.
How much money does it take to feel and be rich in the United States? It all depends on where you live, and what you want out of life. For this next installment of OOTS on Wealth, OOTS spoke with Gary Owens, a Mississippi entrepreneur, about the three things a person needs for a happy [...]
There’s no two ways about it: Losing weight can be expensive. There’s the pricey gym membership, the extra cost for eating fruits and vegetables over the $3 bag of Doritos and, once it’s all done, the small fortune on a new wardrobe to show off your hard work. But Coloradan Marcia Noyes, director of Public [...]
How much money does it take to feel and be rich in the United States? Not much, says Sandra Benally, a writer, paralegal and educator who has lived on Arizona reservations on $10,000 per year and felt, she says, “perfectly rich” while doing it. SB: About 10 years ago I lost my husband and I [...]
Steve Kamb is getting ready to embark on an 11-month, 35,000-mile trip to four continents in 2011. The flights for the round-the-world trip are costing Kamb, the founder of NerdFitness.com, a total of $418. How is Kamb able to fly the equivalent of 1.5 times the circumference of the globe for $418 you ask? By [...]
Q&A With Resume Goddess, Who Put Her Law Degree For Sale On eBay
by Arin Greenwood on January 19, 2011
At the beginning of January, a Chicago-based eBay seller going by the name of Resume Goddess put her law degree up for auction for $200,000.
Why’d she do it? $200k of student debt with a $30k per year job goes a long way toward an explanation.
New proposals to create accident or “crash” taxes continue to emerge in town councils across the country. Elected officials use accident fees as a way to increase revenues. The fees do not replace, but rather are in addition to, property and other taxes already paid by local residents for local services – raising the hackles of critics.
Matthew Glans of Out of the Storm News recently conducted a Q&A with Mary Bonelli of the Ohio Insurance Institute, one of the leading insurance groups following the crash tax issue.