Therefore, we likely have compassion for the University of Miami JD who is $210,000 in debt from student loans. So, reports Staci Zaretsky on Abovethelaw.com, he put an ad on Craigslist selling that degree.
Like, who, though, would want it? There is probably as much demand for it as my MA in English Literature and Language from the University of Michigan. LOL.
Where there is demand is for entities such as kidneys, plasma, and being a research subject. I know.
When I had six-figure debt in 2003, I seriously considered finding a market, legal or illegal, for my kidney. I was saved by selling, in 2004, my much-loved house when the boom was still going on. It broke my heart but saved the kidney. Post-transaction, I was only $30,000 in debt.
But, when I blogged in 2005, about the possible transaction, no surprise I received plenty of email and calls. Those desperate human beings were also in a financial pickle. Fearing some might be undercover law enforcement, I did not give advice. I listened.
Other reliable options for picking up money to pay off debt range from donating plasma to participating in research experiments. When I lived in New Haven, Connecticut, near Yale, friends who were slightly overweight and under 45 years old were making out like bandits in those research studies. I had the weight going for me but my age was against it.
My debt is now down to $3,650. To attempt to unload that, I did take a part-time job in a call center. Being operated on to remove a kidney would have been less of an ordeal.