My main Twitter account was following by @Raising100k a few weeks ago.
Apparently this guy’s in a bit of trouble. He owes $100k in student loans, and has fallen on hard times. Over half of this amount has been accelerated (called due early).
Not good. But, he has a solution: beg.
He’s set up a campaign on GoFundMe.com to raise the $100k. On that campaign, he’s done a number of things to encourage no one to donate to him:
- No name. We don’t even know if this guy is for real. It could be a scam.
- No indication of school or major. A major in a science would garner at least a bit of sympathy, but he hasn’t disclosed the major. I suspect a less marketable course of study.
- Sparsely-linked web presence. He has the Twitter account and a Facebook page, but that’s it.
At least the guy could have started a blog with some proactive indications of working to get out of debt. He should still do this. Student loans debt is very difficult to get discharged. They’ll be with him a long time.