Brad over at Enemy of Debt has a piece on his site right now called When you’re tired of being broke, you’ll start saving. Perhaps it was a significant lack of sleep over the last two days, or perhaps it was something else entirely, but I called shenanigans to this rule.
As mentioned, I hadn’t slept well for two days, and I’m not exactly chipper on a regular basis, so I think some of my grumbling was exhaustion. But I also just get tired of PF posts that make blanket proclamations about debt being some personal failing to suck it up. Brad fully admits that he writes for the majority of people, not the “small minority” of folks who are in debt through no fault of their own. (Though is anyone else skeptical that we’re such a small minority in the debt population?)
So I have promised Brad that I’ll try to remember his posts are broad generalizations (at least in terms of his audience). Still, is anyone else wishing PF bloggers would just bother to add in one line noting that there are some exceptions? Or would that get too repetitive?
As a side note, Donna Freedman from Smart Spending (aka my mom) is looking for some people who have used Bing’s cash-back program. She’s doing an article on these kinds of sites, but is having trouble finding Bing users. Can you go ahead and contact her at SmartSpending at live dot com?