I've invested in my education, so student loan debt is something I know about personally. I'm not sure if the American government will ever tackle the problems within the student loan industry but I've officially had enough. There's no way I'm going to let another moment go by without figuring out a way to erase my student loan debt. It's a burden that I don't want to get comfortable having in my life anymore. Everyone I know accepts educational debts as a "normal" thing but that's because we've been brainwashed to believe there's nothing we can do to make any financial headway.
At the beginning of this year, I've looked at where I want to be and being indebted isn't part of the dream. Sensing my utter frustration, God activated my pastor Dr. DeForest B. Soaries and financial advisor/radio host Dave Ramsey to inspire me to set new financial goals in my life. Gone is desire to drive a certain type of vehicle and in its place is seeing myself submitting my last student loan payment. Just thinking about the possibility of being financially free makes me smile so I have to give it my best shot.
Now this process is going to take a lot of time, money, and sacrifice but it's not impossible. If you want to join me on this journey, come on. Make a commitment. Determine what type of bill you want to tackle and make a goal to pay it off sooner than your lender believes you can. Listen, before you begin let your loved ones know what you're up to so they'll know what's gotten into you. They need to know you are fed up with being shackled by debt. It will be hard; it will require sacrifices, but the discomfort of discipline in this moment will produce a harvest of peace later. I can't think of one person that doesn't want financial peace of mind.
Below is a video by Dave Ramsey that will inspire you to become debt free so you can build a legacy for your family. Like he say all the time, if he can do it you can do it too.
This week’s questions are below. If you wish to ask me anything, please email me at email@example.com and I’ll try to answer your questions here.
Q. – Is it difficult to become an author with a social presence?
AMB. – I can be for many authors so many people like to assign their social media accounts to someone on their team. I personally like to post my own items and statements because it gives my readers a chance to see what I'm interested in and what I notice in the media. My influences run the gambit so it can make for some very interesting reading.
Q. – Why do you promote books that aren't your own? Doesn't that take away from your revenue?
AMB. – I do it because I know how hard it can be to get others to notice when a new book has been released. I want to help other authors whenever I can. And does it affect my pocket? I'm not sure because I never researched it but I honestly think putting good intentions into the world will help good things to come back to you. As my books come out I would like to think others will pass the news release or social media posts along.
Q. – Are you married or single?
AMB. – I'm happily married to a man that can transform a room better than anyone on HGTV. I guess my grandfather was right when he said "a man that can work with his hands is blessing". His work ethic is unparalleled and he has many wonderful stories to share. The Rutgers University community has been blessed by his foreman expertise and I'm very lucky to have our home under his watchful care.
Okay, that’s it from this week’s mailbag. Have a blessed week.
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