Broke as a Joke: Contest Stories
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About This Episode
Running low on cash is never fun—even less so when you’re in the middle of trying to get a business off the ground or trying to find a job. In today’s episode, we share the top 5 entries from our “Broke As a Joke Challenge”: real-life stories submitted by listeners who went through it. You’ll hear how these people picked themselves up and got out of that mess. The most important part of our hard experiences are the lessons learned.
Do you have your own story? We’d love to hear it! Leave us a comment!
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