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    Maxed Out: American Debt and Excessive Spending: James Scurlock’s Documentary Investigates Reasons for US Debt

    Maxed Out by James Scurlock is a surprisingly easy film to watch, despite the dark overtones and tragedy that have resulted from a nation living on dreams and out of touch with reality. Ignoring the warnings of Jimmy Carter in the 1970s, Americans elected a series of presidents who began borrowing billions of dollars to allow for a standard of living that was sure to fail. Ronald Reagan urged people during his presidency to “keep oon spending” as did George W. Bush following 9/11. But others warned against the dangerous trend, such as Suz Orman, who prophesized that “We are in financial trouble.” A real estate agent discusses the move…

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    Review of Debt-Free U, How to Pay for College

    No Need for Educational Financial Aid? In this book, Zac discusses old-fashioned concepts that are no longer adopted by students today. For example, he worked 30 hours a week while in school. And he paid for his school costs out of pocket while working. Does that sound familiar to you? It should. This strategy is reminiscent of your parents or grandparents. Back in the day, they worked and attended school at the same time. They literally paid their way through school. Zac stresses an unrelenting work ethic. He believes in a “no-excuses” attitude, which the generations today seems to have lost. With his constant hard work at school and at…