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John Oliver Makes Debt Buying Interesting

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This may speak more to the lack of excitement in my life, but one of my favorite parts of the week is watching John Oliver. He's funny (though sometimes his analogies are too over the top) and he covers important things. It's surprising how many things just seem wrong with the world. (When I'm the ruler of all mankind, I'll fix them. You're welcome.)

For example, it becomes a lot easier to write that you shouldn't be wasting money on supplements after you watch this:

And you'll want to watch it, because it's funny. I'm hoping he'll cover MLM Scams someday.

In the meantime, his most recent exposé is about the debt buying industry. With more than 3 million views Here it is:

Much of this is stuff that I kind of knew, but I learned a few things as well. It can be important because you never know if you'll get harassed by debt collectors. I have a theory that everyone has some hidden debt whether it was an overdue library book or Blockbuster video rental fee. I don't know of a place where you can search for your name and see if you have any outstanding debt, but that would be interesting (if not for all the privacy issues of maintaining such a database.) I didn't say it was a good theory, just that it is a theory.

If nothing else, perhaps file this away for when you need it?

Finally, I don't want to give away the ending, but it is really good and worth watching.

Posted on June 8, 2016.

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One Response to “John Oliver Makes Debt Buying Interesting”

  1. Terri says:

    I do enjoy John Oliver’s take on things. Maybe you should contact his show to see if they’d consider a segment on MLM’s. I doubt that most people who get involved with them (or are considering getting involved with one) realize what they’re getting into.

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