Debt Kid

Twitter: @debtkid

From age 21-23 I accumulated day trading losses of over $250,000. I traded with money from loans as well as trading my mother’s account (to the tune of 150K in losses). Now I’m trying to get out of debt.

In other words, I was the stupidest kid ever.

I finally started getting my act together in Jan. of 2007, after a last ditch effort to convince my mother to let me trade more (with her money, not even using a free broker like Zecco)…I hit rock bottom. I confessed what I had done to my family, and started to clean up. I saw a counselor for some time, short sold my home, lived in my office for 2 months, declared bankruptcy and completely revamped my small business…and that was just the 2nd half of 2007.

I started this blog originally as just a journey to keep me on track, as well as have a place to process everything that was happening. That’s still pretty much the focus of the blog, though I do write some helpful posts like how to raise your credit score from time to time.

I don’t know what my future is going to look like. I do know that I’ve grown a ton in the past year, largely in part because of this blog. My readers keep me accountable and inspire me to keep going, even when I get overwhelmed with the enormity of the situation.


Stats Summary+/-

Debt Kid has a Wise Score of  56.99, which ranks it #252 among personal finance blogs.

Wise Score is an average of six statistics: MozRank, Number of Links to Domain, Klout Score, Twitter Followers, Alexa Rank, and Compete Rank. A Wise Score of 90 means the blog is better than 90% of its peers "on average". Learn more.

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Blog Content+/-



paying back $300K in
Tweeting since 21 December 2007 (7 years 48 weeks)

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Stat NameValueStat Explanation
Klout Score39.55The Klout Score is a 0-100 rating of @debtkid's overall influence on Twitter.
True Reach1True Reach is the size of @debtkid's engaged audience. Klout eliminates inactive and spam accounts, and only include accounts that @debtkid actually influences.
Network Score0.190-100 rating of the influence level of @debtkid's engaged audience.
Amplification Score2.00 0-100 score of the likelihood that @debtkid's tweets will be acted upon by their followers.
Klout Description of @debtkid
@debtkid is effectively using social media to influence their network across a variety of topics
Klout Classification of @debtkid
Networker You know how to connect to the right people and share what's important to your audience. You generously share your network to help your followers. You have a high level of engagement and an influential audience.
Influential Topics Influenced By Influencer Of
  • Personal Finance
  • Debt
  • Finance
  • Money
  • Blogging

Majestic SEO Stats+/-

Majestic SEO

Stat NameValueStat Explanation
Referring Domains11,365Number of referring domains known for this item. If -1 then this number is not yet known.
Referring IPs5,934Number of referring IP addresses.
External Backlinks1,821,132Number of external backlinks for this item.
Indexed URLs39,353Number of URLs for given item type present in index - these are NOT backlinks, but rather URLs belonging to given domain or subdomain: this metric is useful as an indication of domain content size.