9 signs you're in debt denial

You may think you've learned your lesson from the Great Recession, but if you're guilty of any of these unwise money choices, you may be fooling yourself.

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Jan 26, 2013 2:25AM
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40 weeks to get a job! I just love this economy. So may great opportunites for all those over educated gen Yers. You'd think you'd be the hot stuff and in high demand for employment. Guess not.
Jan 26, 2013 1:44AM
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11th sign: you tear up notices from IRS about your unpaid taxes....you don't need the aggravation.
Jan 26, 2013 1:44AM
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Good news! I'm not in denial about my debt! Bad news, school has put me in debt and I still have a year to go...At least I'll recover with my job, unlike some people who have no hope at getting a job to repay their loans.
Jan 26, 2013 1:23AM
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Debt, shmebt. Just file bankruptcy.
Jan 26, 2013 1:13AM
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The House is full of **** who went home during the cristmass holidays while our soldiers that they sent to war were sleeping in the sand and getting shot at all day what a insult to the men and woman in our armed forces that these little wimps cant figure **** out.. Our president tryed to stay and work out the fiscal cliff but as usual you ****s (and you know who you are) go against everything this president trys to accomplish. I hope all of you retards who are always talking about people on welfare or foodstamps never have to suffer some of the things that put most of our people in that situation. Is there people taking asdvantage of our system? Of course retard, but anyone with a natural higher intelect understands you cant or shouldnt cut off the %80 of people who would loose ther house or live on the streets if we dont help the less fortunate. Do you understand that any of us are a accident away or loss of job away from devistation, Its the links that this country offers that gives us all the opretunitys we have to succeed and keep us from living like animals.

Jan 26, 2013 12:34AM
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One can always count on the hate mongers, the gun nuts, the pot heads to come trolling out of the woodwork to vent their spleen and display their stupidity on this and every other site.  So sad.  Some person capable of a rational thought might actually have something useful, some knowledge to impart but it all gets lost in the cacophony (emphasis on phony).  So sad.
Jan 25, 2013 11:14PM
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yes old geezer tell the fing democrats that and obama the dickatator! i just saw hannity special about washington is the new beverly hills!

the lowest unemployment and highest income and high life living of politicans made me sick to my stomach! it's like disneyland! family

and friends getting high paying jobs! payoffs! high living on wine food cars clothes! and obama raised middle class taxes???? that 2% was

a hell of a lot of money for most of us who work! all you lazy asses living on welfare and foodstamps maybe you aren't so stupid! why fing

work when obama and the rest of them are living like kings on me and other working class and we're footing the bill! let's all quit our jobs!

where the f are they gonna get the money? it's not just democrats it's also republicans! where's the honest politicans and media???

Jan 25, 2013 10:57PM
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MSN posted this same thing a week or so ago. Get some new material you media slutbags.
Jan 25, 2013 10:27PM
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These days I try not to spend, am paying down debt (the dentist) and working hard to generate extra income.  As my mama told me, there is nothing like having money behind you.  Believe me, she was right!
Jan 25, 2013 9:28PM
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Can we forward this to the White House?
Jan 6, 2013 7:33PM
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Growing up  during the Eisenhower years, we were paying off WWII, and carrying a bigger debt load,as a % of Gross Domestic Product, but we got it paid. Difference? The wealthy were paying a higher % of their income to the IRS than they do now! Peace and prosperity under IKE!
Jan 6, 2013 7:29PM
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I wonder what some of the older readers of this article might think of what would have happened to their parents/grandparents during the depression, if no help was available? Just sayin'.
Jan 5, 2013 7:47PM
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10th sign you're in denial about your debt: "You blame your debt on whoever the current administration is in the White House."
Jan 4, 2013 3:29PM
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For all you libs that are personally in denial of your debt load you might want to look at how Barry and his band of idiots is driving OUR DEBT LOAD to unsustainable levels.  Get it?  Barry's projections have us adding another $4 Trillion to our National Debt and you fools are as blind to that as you are your own finances.  Unbelievable! 
Jan 4, 2013 2:25PM
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Notice most of the descriptive pics above are women...lol...wonder why.
Jan 4, 2013 2:02PM
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I was always questioned and teased about not buying a larger house or taking longer and more expensive vacations. I was once told by a real estate that I could afford a mortgage nearly twice what I wanted to spend. That was in 1995 and had to sell in 2008. Just missed getting slammed by the downturn.

I was forced to retire and we are collecting on S.S. and withdrawing from our 401-K's. Money is no problem.

You have to sacrifice a little, to have more later.

Good Luck to the rest of you

Jan 4, 2013 12:46PM
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The absolute number one sign you are in debt denial is if you bought into all the lies, deciet and flowery words and still voted for Obama after four years of being slapped in the face by his administration.
Jan 4, 2013 12:28PM
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The writer of this article is apparently only talking to middle class and lower people, though it wasn't mentioned. The wealthy have been doing better every year for the past 30 years, at the expense of the rest of the population! That's what the election was about!

 

Jan 3, 2013 8:16PM
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Am I the only one with the time to waste commenting on these silly things?
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