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Debt Awareness Campaign

Your Two Cents: Credit Card Condoms?

A new debt awareness campaign compares "debt disease" to STDs. The campaign is holding a contest for the best public service announcement and the winner will get $5,000.

Here's a tip about prevention and treatment of debt disease from the Keep It In Your Pants site:

Abstinence is the only surefire way to avoid catching Debt Disease. If you're concerned that you or your friends can't keep your credit card in your pocket, Credit Card Condoms could be helpful. Keep in mind: although Credit Card Condoms are 99.9% effective, they are only an aide for learning to live a debt–free lifestyle.

What do you make of this whole thing?

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linkinpark9503 linkinpark9503 9 years
abstinence doesnt work... with sex or debt!! its all about EDUCATION !!!!!!!
sundrops sundrops 9 years
I love, love, LOVE this. So many people see credit cards as a way to "build credit" or "for emergencies" or "just this once". Way too much debt later we NOW see realize what they really are.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
I dig it, I wish I had a condom a few years back!!
mandy_frost mandy_frost 9 years
I think it is confusing. What is a credit card condom anyhow?
swt-strwbrry-sgr swt-strwbrry-sgr 9 years
sex = money plain and simple
Tari007 Tari007 9 years
The idea of comparing debt to an STD wasn't bad, but the condom idea is kinda cheesy. They really should implement a mandatory seminar at all high schools about debt prevention and how credit cards really work. Just like they teach us about sex, they should teach us about money. College students get in the most trouble with those 2 things.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I think this is a great idea. Anything that can hold attention and teaches a lesson is A okay in my book.
Fab84 Fab84 9 years
i think its great. Anything to get young kids to "keep it in their pants" :woohoo:
sassy-sugar sassy-sugar 9 years
ha ha funny
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
:ROTFL: good one grace.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
It's true though!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
Abstinence?! But it feels soooo goooood.....
ms_dior_cherie ms_dior_cherie 9 years
I think its a great message and one more likely to remember because it reminds you of sex. as an added note of comic relief, when I first glanced at the headline of this poll, I thought it was some sort of sanitizing sleeve to keep the germs off your credit cards which might be sort of cool too.
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