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ATTENTION: A Columnist Needs Your Help!

By JLP | December 14, 2006

I recieved an email from a person who writes for a MAJOR magazine, asking me the following:

I’m interested in talking to people who are, or have ever been, in a situation where they’ve been at odds with their spouse or significant other about money — attitudes toward money, and specifically, debt, and ways of managing money and debt. For example, shopaholic Wife tries to hide her expensive shoe purchases from thrifty Husband. Or a man lies to his fiance about how much debt (credit-card debt, student-loan debt, etc.) he has — or at least fails to mention it for some time. You get the idea – broadly speaking, the issue of debt compatibility.

Do you think you would be a good fit for the story (or do you know anyone who would be)? I’d love to chat. Let me know if you’re able to set up a phone interview.

Fortunately, this is not me. However, I told the columnist that I would post this on my blog to see if any of you have been in this situation. If you have and would be interested in talking with the columnist about it, please send me an email with the words “DEBT COMPATIBILITY ARTICLE” in the subject line and I’ll be happy to forward it to the columnist. Please act fast because these articles usually have a deadline attached to them.

Topics: Miscellaneous | 4 Comments »


4 Responses to “ATTENTION: A Columnist Needs Your Help!”

  1. rh Says:
    December 14th, 2006 at 6:37 pm

    Off topic, but this is a great example of a difficulty I have with your blog: the content summaries are not long enough to know what the post is even about without clicking through.

    I found your blog a while ago through a link and subscribed to it in bloglines, which is how I read pretty much everything online. Although it’s a pain, I can, I suppose, appreciate that you want to force people to click through to read content if you’re trying to make money off ads. But your content summaries are so much shorter than most people’s that I almost never see a post I want to click through on, because I can’t ever tell what they’re about.

    In this example, here’s what shows up on bloglines:

    ———————
    ATTENTION: A Columnist Needs Your Help!

    By JLP on Miscellaneous

    I recieved an email from a person who writes for a MAJOR magazine, asking me the following: I’m interested in talking to people who are, or have ever been, in a situation where they’ve…

    [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    ————-

    Based on this, I have no idea if anything in this post is going to interest me or not.

  2. JLP Says:
    December 14th, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    rh,

    I see your point. I never really paid attention to that since I don’t read my own feed. I doubled the size of the feed.

  3. rh Says:
    December 15th, 2006 at 4:05 pm

    This helps a lot – thanks!

  4. prlinkbiz Says:
    December 18th, 2006 at 9:53 am

    JLP- I was in a marriage where I was at odds with my spouse. I was interested in business and investing, and he wasn’t- he felt my job as a woman was to cook, clean and raise kids. Now, as a single mom of two little ones, I am in a better spot financially than he is! lol

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