Weekly Roundup: Debtors, Personal Finance, 2011 Deals, and the Demise of Cable

| August 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Weekly Roundup is a collection of online articles from the past week that I found particularly noteworthy, educational, or enjoyable. The articles typically fit into the technology and finance themes of Modern Saver, but there are no rules. Please post your reactions in the Comment section and have a good weekend!

Extreme Debtors – Profile of 7 people who are drowning in debt (up to $522,000). Let’s hope they can turn things around like these seven impressive “Debt Busters.”

The Gamification of Money Management – Personal finance blogger J.D. Roth explains how his love of games has translated into an effective motivator for better money management. The “gamification of money management” means using money management techniques based on game design principles.

Down Market Has Upside – Interesting article about how the market correction of 2011 could lead to some good deals in travel, cars, retail, and remodeling.

Pay TV Loses Record Number of Subscribers – Cable service providers opened the floodgates to internet viewing a few years ago and it has grown into an impressive array of choices including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon. This article describes the growing shift to online viewing and how the cable and satellite companies could respond.


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  1. Leslie says:

    I read the story for Anna Newell Jones. She did amazingly well, not everyone has the discipline to go cold turkey. I know a lot of people who have tried that and ended up failing and being in the same or even worse position than before. Great article.

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