In his early 20s, Thomas Nitzche found himself in loads of debt. Like so many folks, he didn’t learn how credit cards really worked, and so the charges began to add up, and before he knew it he had an overwhelming balance that he could barely make minimum payments on. Couple that consumer spending with student loans, a car payment, a mortgage, and the final kicker- getting laid off and losing his income. Thomas found himself in a really stressful spot, but he was able to move from a place of desperation to using his experiences to help others. He now works for Money Management International, which is the largest provider of nonprofit financial counseling and education in the United States. He’s all about conversations around money and destigmatizing debt, and so that’s what we’ve tackled in this episode.
You can learn more about the services that Money Management International offers at their site, as well as more information on Project Porchlight.
During this episode we enjoyed an Experimental IPA Vol 13, by Easy Chair Brewing Garage- thanks to our friend Jess for brewing this one up and donating it to the show! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times!
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