When you send your child to college to pursue a college degree, you don't want them to graduate with a mountain of credit card debt. I'm talking to college students who did and a few experts with tips on what parents can do to help their children avoid the same pitfalls with credit cards.
Successful businessman, Ed Peterson, joins the Divas to add a wealthy perspective on this very interesting article. Do you agree? Tune in to find out how Ed encourages us to make the big B.U.C.K.s!
30% of college student graduate with credit card debt, on top of student loans. The average balance was $2500. This is a preview with one former college student who struggled with credit cards in college.
Lauren Greutman is an admitted shopping addict. Her addiction landed her family in $40,000. She's now a recovering spender and she talks about how she lives debt free without stress.
This is a preview of a provocative conversation with Lauren Greutman on how she overcame an addiction to spending.
Tai and Talaat McNeely were heading toward marriage when he dropped a bomb on their otherwise picture perfect relationship. This is the story of how this couple overcame an initial challenge in their first year of marriage to thrive as a couple and become debt free. They now help other couples master money in their marriages. That's why I call them - and you will too - America's Favorite Money Couple.
Tai and Talaat McNeely have a classic love story. Boy meets girl. Boy hides $30,000 of debt until right before the wedding. They worked through the broken trust and learned to work together to pay off debt and become America's Favorite Money Couple.
Melanie Lockert used the "good debt", student loans, to fund her undergraduate and masters degrees. When she couldn't find full-time work, she battled depression, loneliness, and self-confidence issues. Writing a Dear Debt letter and taking action helped her rebound emotionally and financially from a dark hole and helped her pay back all $81,000 of her student loan debt.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. If you debt has you down and you are plagued with thoughts of hurting yourself, please seek help. Melanie did and it was useful. NAMI is a good place to start.