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Guide To European Debt – Funny, Scary, True – John Clarke NZ Comedian

This guy always makes me laugh. This subject though just makes you realize how stupid the economics of these countries are.

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Stretch your dollars — Get rid of Your Debt

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It does not matter where you live. Credit card debt can be one of the most difficult things to overcome in trying to get ahead financially. Having a high balance on your cards will hurt your credit score, and it can be extremely challenging to break the spending habits that got you into debt in the first place.

Thankfully poor credit is not the end of the world—  There are some credit cards for people with bad credit — but it can make your finances more challenging. Not advisable unless it is totally necessary it costs.

One of the best ways to improve your credit while tackling debt is to prioritize making payments on time and reducing spending, so you can chip away at your credit card debt rather than add to it.

Paying off your credit card debt may also help you save money. The sooner you pay it off, the less you’re going to pay in interest and can save over time.  We all  kinda know that,  but sometimes we need to reminded of the advantages of getting rid of that debt. Its like a load off your shoulders.

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More info in Simply Fantastic – Living better on less

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Did You Know – 11/2/2015

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  1. Global Warming – Hmmmm maybe notDid you know that NASA reported today that the amount of ice in the Antartica is growing. (Varney – Fox news)

The new Antarctic sea ice record reflects the diversity and complexity of Earth’s environments, said NASA researchers. Claire Parkinson, a senior scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has referred to changes in sea ice coverage as a microcosm of global climate change. Just as the temperatures in some regions of the planet are colder than average, even in our warming world, Antarctic sea ice has been increasing and bucking the overall trend of ice loss.

“The planet as a whole is doing what was expected in terms of warming. Sea ice as a whole is decreasing as expected, but just like with global warming, not every location with sea ice will have a downward trend in ice extent,” Parkinson said.

To read the whole article click here

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2. During President Barack Obama’s first term, the federal government accumulated more debt than it did under the prior 42 U.S presidents combined. – Just saying.

More than 63,300 manufacturing facilities in the United States have been permanently shut down since 2001.

Source – 20 surprising facts about the U.S. Economy –  By Elizabeth MacDonald –very interesting reading 

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3. Study in Philadelphia USA, shows that 3/4 of the children by the age of 4 have been given their own tablet, smartphone or iPod. 

High percentage use it to send the children to sleep. 

As A Baby Boomer that seems shocking to me.

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4. When you were born, you were, for a moment, the youngest person on earth.

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5. Kissing burns 2 calories a minute. Undressing burns 8.

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6. A study measuring the effects of music found that cows produce more milk when listening to soothing music. They produce the most when listening to R.E.M’s “Everybody Hurts.”

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7. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart.

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Fiscal Cliff in two short lessons

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This was sent to me today. I thought it was excellent because I was getting rather confused. This makes it easy for my uncomplicated brain. I think I am worried.

Fiscal Cliff put into much better perspective

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Debt – You Are Not On Your Own

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Could this be You?

Debt, Debt, and More Debt and The Government is making sure that you get a lot more debt. When is it going to be enough for them? I would so like to find some island somewhere where there is no Government or at least they need a boat to find me.

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The Debt Problem Explained!!

This was sent to me by a friend and I thought it very apt, with regard to our Governments, irrespective of what country it is.


This financial crisis is forcing government and local agencies to make some tough decisions. If things continue for much longer, there’s a real risk that we may have to lay off Jose.

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