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File This Under Incredible: Ordinary Folks Are Buying Up Debt And Forgiving It

However you feel about Occupy Wall Street, you can’t deny the good-hearted mensch-ness of this idea. Some of those nice protesters have created the Rolling Jubilee, a program that will buy distressed debt (medical bills, student loans, etc.) and FORGIVE it. This. Just. Rocks.

File This Under Incredible: Ordinary Folks Are Buying Up Debt And Forgiving It


And a video with some explanation:

Note: If you have a lot of debt, you shouldn't just default and expect this to save you. They are choosing people at random for this program. If you have a real problem with debt, you should talk to a professional counselor. Here are some resources at the Department of Justice and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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