No. of Recommendations: 0
Not that they can't defend themselves, but I think that Dale and Eric were just trying to suggest that you take on an additional part-time job to supplement your full-time income.

Believe me, I often think that they come on a little strong, but in this case I think the advice is worthy of consideration. It's not an uncommon suggestion on this board (I think Leviathan has been the champion of the supplementary income in the past.)

Anyway, my point is that in reading their posts, I got the impression that they were giving you another way (albeit a difficult one) to avoid having to file for bankruptcy. about 10 years ago, I was in a position similar to yours -- I made arragements where I could, and when I hit a brick wall with some debts, I took a long look in the mirror, lowered my standards and took a second job at Friday's. Was it fun? No. Was I embarrassed? You bet, I never wanted to see anyone I knew while I was there. But it had to be done, because I wanted a real life for myself, with a house and wife, and a car -- and bankruptcy would have made all that further away.

Fight on! I personally would hate to see anyone declare bankruptcy becuase it seems like running up the white flag, and I hate to see people give up on themselves or their situation. I hope this works out for you...keep us posted.
Print the post  


UGC Disclosure Notice Regarding Credit Card Posts
Community board discussions about credit cards are not provided or commissioned by banks who may have advertising relationships with The Motley Fool. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.
TMF Credit Center
The Motley Fool Credit Center arms you with real tools and simple messages, that will help you in every credit situation.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.