Marcus Garrett is co-host of the Paychecks and Balances podcast and author of Debt Free or Die Trying: How I Buried Myself in Over $30,000 in Debt and Dug My Way Out by Age 30.
The book covers the sometimes serious, most-times amusing story of how he buried himself in over $30,000 in debt. Watch the brief video explaining my journey to debt freedom on YouTube.
Soon after releasing Debt Free or Die Trying, listeners and readers began asking about the “how to” piece of the story. With this in mind, Paychecks & Balances has developed several follow-up tools focused on teaching individuals how to build, plan, and successfully complete their debt free journey and manage their careers for success. For more info, contact us with your specific requirements or initial questions.
Purchase the Debt Free eBook
If you’re already motivated, disciplined, and only need to better understand the small changes you need to become debt free, this eBook is for you. Debt Free or Die Trying: A Simple Guide for Creating a Debt Free Plan You’ll Actually Follow assumes you’re already on the right path but you need a push in the right direction. For less than $2, this ebook will help you design a budgeting system and debt payment plan you’ll actually use. It’s straightforward and a quick read to ensure you get on the path to debt freedom as quickly as possible.
After a decade of conducting performance audits as a Certified Internal Auditor, as well as designing, leading, and implementing staff development initiatives in the “real world” for companies overseeing millions, and in some cases billion-dollar programs, I realized a very simple fact: the average person does not view themselves as a business.
On every audit, we have three phases: Planning, Fieldwork, and Reporting (outcome). Using a combination of learnings from work and my personal life, I will teach participants how to conduct an “audit” of their own life. We will develop a personalized plan focused on your specific lifestyle goals designed to ensure you succeed because it’s built by you, for you. This is not a plan for the masses. It’s plan for you. We’ll focus on overcoming most people’s biggest obstacle when it comes to managing their personal finances: ourselves.
With this in mind, I’ve also developed a highly-tailorable workbook for in-person training, mentorship, speaking opportunities or seminars. I’ve designed this for individuals that are just starting out with their first budget, debt payment schedule, or personal finance plan. The workbook will include more information than the eBook, including infographics, charts, and tables for context and foundation building. This tool will work great as supplemental guidance for a one-on-one review or if you want to teach a large group to help improve their budgeting habits; help understand the equal importance of knowing your “why” when figuring out your Debt Payment Plan; and include direct links to the exact debt calculators, Apps, and other tools I recommend and use myself.
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