Linda's Corner: Faith, Family, and Living Joyfully

Linda's Corner - Managing & eliminating debt with Todd Christensen

December 06, 2022 Linda Bjork/Todd Christensen Season 3 Episode 97
Linda's Corner: Faith, Family, and Living Joyfully
Linda's Corner - Managing & eliminating debt with Todd Christensen
Show Notes

Welcome to Linda’s Corner.  In this episode, finance expert Todd Christensen explains how to manage and eliminate debt.  Todd is a financial educator, award-winning author and personal finance program developer.  You can reach Todd at his website https://moneyfit.org.

Some of the highlights Todd shares:

  • Been there, done that.  When Todd was 21 and received his first credit card, he maxed it out within the first 36 hours, then maxed out a second card, and remained in credit card debt for the next decade
  • What I wish I'd understood about credit card debt and interest
  • Credit cards are not necessary for "an emergency" 
  • Why "minimum payments" are not our friend
  • How do start building credit when you have no credit history
  • How to use a credit card wisely
  • Gaining a better understanding of how credit scores are determined
  •  How to use the tool of automation to keep up with payments
  • Realistic plans for getting rid of credit card debt
  • What are the advantages of getting out of debt? 
  • Self compassion - your credit score does not define your worth
  • Where to go for help with debt relief
  • Moneyfit.org is a 501c3 non-profit that helps people gain become debt free
  • And more

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