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Podcast 49: Life or Debt and Charitable Giving Trends

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This week’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast has two guests. In the first segment, Tom Dziubek speaks with Stacy Johnson, author of the book Life or Debt 2010: A New Path to Financial Freedom and host of the nationally syndicated financial news segment, Money Talks News. Stacy discusses his book, stockbroker ethics, and how to overcome debt.

After the break, Tom talks with Murali Subbarao, founder and CEO of Billeo about current trends in charitable donations.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #49
Life or Debt, Stacy Johnson
Charitable Giving Trends, Murali Subbarao
Production/Segment: S02E23 / 65, 66

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Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:38] Interview with Stacy Johnson
[00:54] Stacy’s background in finance
[02:06] Stacy’s history as a stockbroker
[04:28] Opportunity cost
[05:20] Changing your attitude towards money
[06:48] Stacy’s financial epiphany
[08:29] The best way to pay off credit cards
[09:19] Debt destroyer
[09:28] Where to put the money recovered from debt
[10:59] Changes since the first edition of Life or Debt 2010
[11:32] Money Talks News
[13:13] Interview with Murali Subbarao
[13:26] PayPal and charities
[14:48] Donations and credit card reward programs
[15:46] Donations to religious institutions
[16:36] Non-religious organizations
[17:37] Male and female donors
[20:07] Donations by age groups
[22:38] Billeo
[25:43] End

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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