I love discussion. I love when people tell me that I’m wrong, and then intelligently prove why. I love saying “You’re right!” There was a point in time that I loved to win arguments, but now I’d much rather lose to someone that knows what the hell they are talking about.
I received this email today after my segment on WISH-TV. I have copied as it was received. I’ll post the clip of the segment later today. You decide.
Apparently she’s not influenced by the fourth most influential personal finance expert in America.
While doing my homework for my Managerial Accounting, I caught your segment regarding student loans. How much does WISH-TV pay you for your sucky segments? Please spare us all your negativity, it’s trite, narrow-minded and not relevant to the real world, with real people, trying and obtaining college degrees. I would rather be unemployed with a college degree, than employed making minimum-wage with a high-school diploma.
I respectfully disagree with you and I am glad my lazy 20year sold was not watching your segment, which would validate his non-motivation to attend school and work a part-time, minimum-wage paying job, instead of obtaining a college education with the help of student loans if that what it takes.
As an Accounting student I try to rationalize in my mind some of your advise when I see your segments on IndyStyle, but I find you very mizerly (you get the picture).
What better way for you to promote your book than to discourage people from attending college. Not every one has money to put away in 401K’s and college funds. Most of us just get by on very little. And kids should never be discourage from attending college.
What do you spend your money on? And why are so necessary for you to suck the joy out life, I will attend college as long as can to obtain the education I deserve. I get grants and loans, and I could not attend school without them.
You are a money hoard and a scrooge, I hate your segments and your advise lacks purposeful reasoning and reality. Thanks for letting me share, now go and check your bank balance, because that is probably the only joy you have in life.
From a former IndyStyle fan, that will start watching Judge Mathis
Here was my response.
Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner® is an award-winning financial mind and a former comedian. He’s a USA TODAY columnist, author of ten books, and is the host of the popular radio show and podcast, The Pete the Planner Show. Pete is considered one of the foremost experts on financial wellness in the world, but he’s just as likely to talk your ear off about bass fishing.