A second interview I did with NerdWallet banking writer, Tony Armstrong, for Financial Literacy Month April 2017 was featured this month on Money.com. You can read the article How This 34-Year-Old Man Fixed His Spending and Paid Off $30,000 in Debt focusing on savings tips and strategies I used to pay off $30,000 in debt by age 30 on their website. For follow-up questions, you can find me on on Twitter @PayBalances or Facebook.com/PaychecksAndBalances.
For Financial Literacy Month, April 2017, I was lucky to do a phone interview with NerdWallet writer and retail expert/reporter, Courtney Jespersen. You can read the piece, How One Man Dug Out From $30,000 in Debt, which covers 5 debt tips I use and includes a free 50/30/20 budget calculator on their site. Thank you for the continued support.
Special shout-out and thanks to writer Janell Hazelwood for our Paychecks and Balances feature in her article, Twitter VIPs: 8 Money Experts to Follow to Upgrade Your Finances, for Black Enterprise magazine online. As Janell says in her piece if you want to better your personal finances and improve your financial health in 2017, “Add these superstars to your ‘Get My Money Right’ list for financial freedom.”
We met NerdWallet personal finance expert and writer, Amrita Jayakumar, at FinCon16. Proving the theory “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” we were fortunate that she thought of us again in 2017 when she was putting together an article on personal finance gurus for an upcoming piece. While both Rich and I continue to debate who is the ‘guru’ half of the show, we were happy to be considered with so many other great and talented individuals. You can read the article, African-American Financial Gurus to Follow, on NerdWallet.com and USATodayMoney.
One of the favorite stories and/or most confused question from readers of the book is, “how in the ever living hell did you get into $26,000 in debt in one weekend?” Thanks to VSB, I was able to tell the full story and wrap-up with a few tips for how not to make the same mistakes 23-year-old me made. Check it out here: How I Got $26,000 in Debt in One Weekend.