Episode 031: School Teacher Pays Off $44k in 1 Year

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My Guest on the Show…

I bring on Melinda from Seattle to talk about paying down $44k in a single year. Melinda is a single mom and elementary school teacher who had initially contacted me in January 2016 with an idea to get rid of her debt as quickly as possible.

And…a year later she did it!

But first…

What does it take to win with money? What does it take to win not just with your money, but in all areas of your life.

The answer: GRIT

In this episode I break down GRIT with the focus on you guessed it: Financial Grit.


“Everything worthwhile in life is uphill” – John Maxwell

Grit = Passion + Perseverance for Long Term Goals

Financial Grit = Passion for Financial Freedom During the Uphill Battle For the Long Term Goals

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Mentioned in this Episode

Angela Duckworth (The Grit Professor)

Grit Scale: Find Out How Gritty You Are By Taking Grit Score Quiz

TED Talk: Angela Duckworth on Ted Talk on Grit

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (BOOK)

The Men of the Harvard Grant Study (BOOK)

The Minimalists (Documentary)

The Money Peach FREE Budgeting Tools

The Cash Envelope System (Podcast: EP 003)

Awesome Money Course


Show Notes

My Journey to Wrestling at Arizona State University [1:42]

What is Grit? [8:50]

The Treadmill Test vs Grit [14:47]

Melinda: The School Teacher Who Paid Off $44k in 1 Year [22:11]

The Get Rid of It Challenge [32:30]

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