I came up with the concept for The Real Damage a couple years back. Since then I’ve been trying to find the time to sit down and work out the algorithm, develop the site, etc. It was going to be a full member site where you would sign up, login and maintain your personal information, but after thinking about it over those years I decided it would be more effective as a small tool. Just the meat and potatoes. Eventually I cleared some time to make the site and get it online.
A week after the site went live, I emailed consumerist.com to shoot them a quick note. After they posted a brief mention of the site, it was soon picked up by lifehacker.com and then followed by several hundred other sites. Emails came pouring in and I was overwhelmed by the positive feed back I received. I never expected this sort of response.
I got an email a few days later from the Kim Komando radio show to tell me that The Real Damage has been selected as their “Cool Site of the Day”. Once again, I got plenty of positive emails and feedback.
After the Kim Komando show, I was contacted by a writer for The Wall Street Journal. I answered a few questions regarding the website and shortly it should be mentioned on their website and possibly a few of their affiliates as well.
The site is such a simple idea, yet it works. Even if you just try it out once, you immediately have a better appreciation for money and a renewed interest in clearing you debt.
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