DiscoverThe Portal39: Admission To Sugar Baby U.
39: Admission To Sugar Baby U.

39: Admission To Sugar Baby U.

Update: 2020-07-3019
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One of the pillars of the American Dream has been that of seeing your children go to college. And, for the many families that can't afford the cost of soaring university tuitions, a new controversial institution has arisen to address the problem. That institution is Sugar Baby University, a tuition assistance campaign that attempts to allow attractive young women, and a smaller number of handsome young men, find generous older men to date in the quest to complete a new version of the American Dream by graduating debt free in an era which has made it all but impossible to discharge student debt even in personal bankruptcy since 2005.


This year, Sugar Baby University is 'graduating' it's fifth class with thousands of alumni in its network that stretches from coast to coast and includes institutions of higher education from local community colleges to research universities and ivy league colleges. If you know many young graduates, the chances have been increasing that one of them has quietly matriculated in response to the crisis of crushing debt payments. Yet despite widespread awareness of the program on campuses by students and financial aid advisors via word of mouth, the world of Universities and mainstream media news outlets have tacitly given their approval to the campaign by remaining strangely silent as tuitions have continued to climb an unbelievable average of 8-9% per year.


In this episode we do not pass judgement on Sugar Baby University, it's parent company 'Seeking Arrangement' or it's spokesperson Kimberly De La Cruz, who is our guest. Rather, we celebrate their openness to discuss the situation, and question, instead, the universities, politicians, media, and the lending industry, who have quietly created the desperate need for this program which they do not openly discuss and prefer not to address at all. 


We also note that Kimberly is approximately 15 years from the date she took on her own student loans which leaves her still approximately $50,000.00 in debt. We have asked her to start a GoFundMe campaign so that we could make a contribution of $1000 dollars to let her know that we appreciate her honesty in being willing to talk openly about the terrible crisis on which her very business and livelihood now depends. I ask my listeners, who can easily afford it, to simply donate $10 dollars as a simple show of appreciation and solidarity with a woman who I have no doubt would, if it were possible with the wave of a wand, put her own company out of business by making attending college the beginning of a new American Dream, rather than the start of a familiar financial nightmare. If $10.00 is too much, pledge the minimum you can just to send a message of solidarity. The show now gets hundreds of thousands of listens per episode. A small number of contributions will go a long way. 


Lastly: She's not the one asking for this. I am. And thank you.  

https://www.gofundme.com/f/em369-no-more-student-loans  


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Comments (9)

Nick Allen

I think the reason the boomers are so seemingly unconcerned with the opportunities and success of their kids and grandkids is simply defense mechanisms. They've been pulling forward wealth from their kids for so long that any honest look at the causes would require them to admit fault, and it's much easier to blame it all on my generation's laziness than to admit that their terrible policies caused the problem.

Aug 20th
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ID19369592

It’s always been around... It’s progressive... It’s adjacent/similar to existing norms... I’ve heard these justifications before. You can use them to justify anything. Pedo’s will use these same sound bytes in the next decade.

Aug 19th
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Josh Er

Eric, please learn to shut your mouth! I listen to Portal : 30% for you, and 70% for your guest. But you talked for 80-90% of it and cut off your guest way too much. - End Rant -

Aug 16th
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Ingo Schweitzer

Oh I respect and enjoy the insights Eric gives and this episode is no different. But to say there is t an underlying...shall we say less than deftly concealed sexual tension happening would just be admitting deafness. Since it’s listening versus viewing, I was laughing out loud just imagining the interaction between the two. Eric, take the chance, the off was put on the table lol. I ain’t judging in the least.

Aug 7th
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Ingo Schweitzer

Oh I respect and enjoy the insights Eric gives and this episode is no different. But to say there is t an underlying...shall we say less than deftly concealed sexual tension happening would just be admitting deafness. Since it’s listening versus viewing, I was laughing out loud just imagining the interaction between the two. Eric, take the chance, the off was put on the table lol. I ain’t judging in the least.

Aug 7th
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Big Sexy

absolutely appallingly.

Aug 6th
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Karl Eston

prostitution never had to be so sugar coated

Jul 31st
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39: Admission To Sugar Baby U.

39: Admission To Sugar Baby U.