Rolling Jubilee and our Storytelling Experiment

In Community by Michael Margolis

UPDATE 2/1/13: We’ve raised $99,000 $110,000 thanks to your contributions! 

Here’s something that animates our hope for the future…

Rolling Jubilee started a month ago as a citizen-based crowd-sourcing project that transforms the lives of ordinary citizens through the principle of debt forgiveness. It’s a fascinating true tale that you too can be a part of.

Shocking But True…

Two thirds of personal bankruptcies in America are due to medical debt. Not gambling or credit card debts. Medical debt. Many families that get ill or hurt come out of the ordeal financially bankrupt. So while you might have your health back, you’ve lost the ability to buy a home, get a loan, or just simply get on with life. Just because you got sick or hurt.

Here Comes The Brilliant Social Innovation…

Medical debt operates in a shadow secondary economy. Insurance companies write off these debts as a tax credit, then bundle them up and sell them to collection agencies for just 5 cents on the dollar!

That’s where the visionary folks at Rolling Jubilee come in. They wondered, why don’t we start buying this medical debt (for five cents on the dollar) and clean up the mess the government or healthcare industry won’t do by itself. And they have. So far, Rolling Jubilee has raised $491,078 of contributions which in turn forgives almost $10 million of personal medical debt.

Here’s the beauty: every $5 leverages into $100 of debt forgiveness.

Our Gift to the Get Storied Community

We think this is absolutely brilliant. So we want incentivize your participation with a gift from us – FREE access to our best-selling online storytelling course.

That’s right. Here’s the “feel good” math:

  • Make a $50 contribution to Rolling Jubilee
  • You forgive a $1,000 of a fellow American’s medical debt
  • You get FREE access to The New About Me ($297 value)
  • You generate infinite good karma for the future

This is a “two-fer” of giving. For just $50, you can:

  1. Give the gift of freedom (reduce $1,000 of a stranger’s debt), and
  2. Receive the gift of freedom (free access to our personal brand story course).

How to Claim Your Storytelling Reward 

Go to and make a $50 contribution. Then forward your email receipt to us at It’s that simple.

We’ll then send you instant digital access to the full version our popular e-course The New About Me. We don’t earn a penny from this promotion. This is to empower you to tell your bigger story or gift someone you want to empower.

Need a last minute stocking stuffer? Want to settle your score with Santa? Want to open a way for yourself, your family member, or your friend into a new beginning for the coming year? Here’s a beautiful story you can be a part of.

This is a limited time promotion, so pay it forward and contribute today.

Here is the link again for Rolling Jubilee.