So last night Wolf and I watched Maxed Out.
Honestly, it didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know, and in some cases, victim of. In most documentaries like this it’s easy to tell who the “bad guys” are but in this film the bad guys were not as clear cut nor were the “good guys.”
It depressed us because we realized nothing is going to change anytime soon. I’m glad we don’t have kids because I wouldn’t want them to live in a world which focuses on wealth by any means necessary.
On my scale of 1-10, it was a 4. Maxed Out had some good information but offers no solutions. I did wonder, though, how much credit did the movie makers have to take out in order to create the film?
Oh, and your credit score? It’s wrong, it always is. So is your credit report and FICO score. Mistakes are not corrected and often deliberately placed on your reports and scores on purpose.
And one little nugget of info: when telemarketers call and want to sell me something on credit, I tell them I went to jail for credit card fraud. They NEVER, EVER call back.