It’s the end of Casey Serin. Over here anyway.
I’m a bit exhausted over the material I attempted to put forth here last week and I am just glad that with this post, we conclude our “I Am Facing Foreclosure” discussion. I hope you were able to pick up more than just a few things from the various financial topics that I covered these last few days.
As a recap, here were the posts from this foreclosure story’s themed week that was:
- 5 Things I Learned From Casey Serin
- Should You Quit School Because You’re Brilliant?
- A Job Quitter’s Primer: 25 Reasons To Leave Your Job
- Job Quitter’s Primer: 15 Ways To Resign
- 6 Ways To Protect Yourself From Different Types Of Mortgage Fraud
- The Unconventional Way To Buy Or Sell A House: Online Auctions
- The Only 3 Ways Why People Go Bankrupt
I didn’t realize how challenging a subject this fellow was going to be, but just checking out the sentiment on his own site shows you how he elicits strong, visceral reactions from people. Here are my parting words on this matter: if you don’t want to have this happen to you….
With my credit ruined, my reputation tarnished, my behavior sharply criticized, my past dug up and exaggerated, myself and my associates verbally abused, and even my family being stalked…WHY do so many of you think I still deserve to go to jail?
then heed the following pointers. Yes, there’s so much to be mined from this story.
Some Final Financial And Life Pointers To Take Home From “I Am Facing Foreclosure”
#1 Don’t lie on your loans ever.
Technically speaking, by doing so, you are committing mortgage fraud.
#2 Don’t publish details of how you are handling your finances irresponsibly.
If you publish details of living your life in an irresponsible manner (e.g. refuse to get a regular job in the face of armageddon), public sentiment won’t be pretty. People will no doubt enjoy bashing you and your decisions if you are perceived to be consistently performing callous acts that take you on the road to financial suicide.
#3 Be popular for the right reasons.
If you’re looking for attention, attract the right kind. Once the media feasts on a story and begins to reward someone for their notoriety, it’ll be just like what has happened to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. There could be some kind of train wreck effect going on here.
#4 Be careful about what other things you divulge to the world.
Any material you bring out can be subject to scrutiny and opinion. The public will judge whatever comes their way and that will include people or things you’d rather keep away from the fire. If you’re a controversial subject, you may want to keep other people out of your limelight.
#5 Pay the piper. Get punished for your sins, like right now.
Okay, this may not necessarily be feasible or desirable for you. However, if you have sinned, showing remorse, humility and attempts to make things better for you and everyone involved can help alleviate the ire of the public eye. Unfortunately, some people are hard to please and will only be satisfied by the ultimate sentence of hard time and punishment.
I still think that there’s something to be said for owning up to your sins, or crimes, however you may want to look at it.
On another thought, since we’re on the subject of crazy financial moves, here’s the story of another guy: Ashley Revel, the guy who bet his entire life’s savings and property on the spin of a roulette wheel. He’s just another fellow who was willing to put everything on the line to make it big. Except in Ashley’s case, he won.
Caveat: This is an utterly insane thing to do of course.
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