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Take this post as a rant or call it anything. It is difficult to talk about “modern day debt slavery” as we mentioned in the last post, without getting angry at the perpetrators.
In an even earlier post, we discussed about the “Curse of the Plastic – Why We Should Beware of Credit Cards.”
Well, it is the same “curse” that is worth discussing hundreds of times. We need an overkill on this very important issue.
Credit card debt is like an “Achilles heel”, an area where common folks like us, are most vulnerable. It is so pointless trying to save unless we solve our vulnerability to get victimized by this curse.
After the rather drab tutorials of the last two posts, it is time we take up again more controversial issues; they seem never to run out nowadays.
About two weeks ago, my attention was caught up by stories of our countrymen, fellow OFWs, as well as expatriate workers from other third world countries, being caught in debt trap in one of the oil-rich kingdoms of the Middle East.