My friend released an interesting article highlighting people who used blogging as an accountability technique to help themselves dump massive amount of debt.
I reached back into the Midday Money Show archives to pull out conversations from some of them who've joined me as guest in the past.
Accountability just may be your secret ingredient.
Leslie Tayne is the founder of Tayne Law Group, a firm that specializes in helping clients resolve problems with overwhelming debt. Managing money is her business. So it would stand to reason that being in a relationship with someone who was less than forthcoming about his finances would give Leslie pause. It did so much that she called off the wedding.
Would you? Leslie shares her story on the Midday Money Show.
This is the second panel discussion from FinCon. This time, the guys weigh in and help us think about what strategies we need to develop to build, preserve and pass along wealth. The African-American community may be starting from behind - financially speaking, but we don't have to stay there.
This is an all-star panel with Lynette Kolfani-Cox, Tiffany Aliche, Tonya Rapley, and Patrice Washington. These successful financial educators weigh in on the financial state of affairs in the African-American community and what we can do in order to make progress.
This is a preview of an all-star panel with Lynette Kolfani-Cox, Tiffany Aliche, Tonya Rapley, and Patrice Washington. These successful financial educators weigh in on the financial state of affairs in the African-American community and what we can do in order to make progress.
Jose was making plenty of money, but had nothing to show for it. His family came together and learned to budget, live within their means, and pay off debt as a team.
Hilary Hendershott is a wealth manager for an affluent clientele. While she was a professional money manager, she wasn't always managing her personal finances like a boss. She shares how she fixed her personal finances and how you can get comfortable with the idea of investing and work towards building wealth.
Sam and Rob Fatzinger have an amazing debt free story on an average salary with 13 children (plus a brand new foster baby). We talk finances, faith, and family and how they make this work in a world of excess, overextended, and overwhelm.
They are not just surviving, but thriving and their children are reaping the benefits of a solid financial foundation.
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.
This week on the Midday Money Show, I chat with Melanie Lockert. She's been down because of her debt. However, she managed to create a community, break up with debt, and create a brand new career as her own boss.
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Jessica Garbarino runs EverySingleDollar.com, a community dedicated to supporting single women in the journey out of debt. Enjoy a conversation about how this single women conquered her mountain of debt.
Jessica Garbarino runs EverySingleDollar.com a community dedicated to supporting single women in the journey out of debt. Enjoy a preview of our upcoming conversation about how this single women conquered her mountain of debt.
I gathered a panel of experts to contribute to a fascinating discussion on whether college-educated women should risk losing $25,000/year by marrying someone who isn't similarly positioned.
Is marrying for love an outdated notion?
Along with the revised podcast, we bring in crowd-sourcing to share tips for enjoying life while dumping debt. Figure out this one thing and your journey out of debt will run smoother.
This episode first ran with our series called OPP - Other People's Problems. We talk with a debt free diva who's first marriage, unfortunately, ended in divorce. She took 3 years to right her financial ship, made some tough sacrifices, but has been able to rebound and reclaim her life.
Since divorce has a disproportionately negative impact on the financial lives of women, we glean helpful tips for women facing this transition. Divorce may be a setback, but it doesn't have to derail your debt-free dreams.
For more information, visit the show notes for this episode.
Jason Burns, co-owner of Downsize Fitness in Chicago, Dallas, and Vegas. He’s a former professional football player from the Cincinnati Bengals and has turned his sports enthusiasm into helping people living the healthy life they desire.
Check out the show notes for this episode for all links mentioned in the episode.
Basheerah Ahmad is not your average fitness guru. She works with stars such as Vivica Fox, Steve Harvey, and Ruben Studdard to name a few. She's appeared on Dr. Phil and the Doctors and she's stopping by to give us a bit of her valuable time. Want to know how to get fit without burning a hole in your wallet? Tune in and be inspired.
They really do. Ashely Hicks and Toni Carey, founders of Black Girls Run, join us to discuss budget friendly tips on enhancing your physical fitness while you are improving your fiscal fitness. Tune in for great tips and motivation to get moving today!