My friend Vered wrote a great post over at MoneyNing about spending money to “look the part”. In this post, she mentions a LendingTree commercial that ran a few years ago. So I went to find it. It’s kind of funny that it’s a commercial that encourages you to take out a huge loan to pay off your other loans. The idea that you can use your home equity to solve your debt problems is sadly laughable, coming as we are from a post financial crisis position.