Category - Gambling & Debt

Not About Winning Or Losing

Paul’s last bet was many years ago. His life revolved around gambling from the time he was a youngster. He played cards, poker, baseball cards. He always wanted to be a winner and pursued winning aggressively. He worked in a...

Family Game

David’s first time gambling was at age six.  His father taught him to play poker, making penny bets, and it soon became a family activity.  Later in life, David can see that other kids would enjoy a range of activities but...

To Be The Bookmaker

Sean grew up in a neighborhood in which if you didn’t gamble, you didn’t belong.  Bets began at a young age with friends, as they would play baseball with each other.  In his early teens, a friend introduced him to a...

Confronting Marbles And Ponies

Compulsive Gambler Joel’s first bet was, as it often is, during childhood.  Joel was a fantastic marble player; and not only one the games among the kids, he would up winning all the marbles and taking them home.  But as a...

She Never Knew He Gambled

Andy is a compulsive gambler.  His game of choice was poker, but he would gamble on anything he could.  And all he would do is lose money.  He barely if ever won.  Andy’s legitimate creditors – namely the bank –...

Debtors’ Roundtable

Guests Wendy & Ron, both who are active members of Debtors Anonymous and who spend large amounts of time in their lives in crushing debt, addicted to spending or earning not enough, share some more tips and wisdom from their...

Accounts Unpayable

Roy is a compulsive debtor and under-earner.  His first debts were incurred during his childhood, as he would borrow a couple of dollars from his parents who never required him to repay these “loans” to their child. ...

Entitled To Spend

Wendy woke up one day to find herself in more than $19,000 in debt, months behind in rent, and reliable on her parents generosity to pay for her most basic needs. She began her adulthood in New York, surrounded by a city which he...

Big Break

Dan is a member of Debtors Anonymous.  His path to fiscal sobriety came after many years spending more money than he had, and earning less than he needed to live on.  As an actor, Dan had trouble earning a decent living while...

Secret Bank Account

Howard is a compulsive gambler. He can remember the day he became sober from gambling. He was prolific sports gambler; Howard didn’t mind casinos, but ultimately he bet his money on baseball. He started as a young man making...

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