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The Money Coach Talks Slashing Debt and Improving Credit

One of the most difficult elements of our lives to manage is money. In many cases, we cannot control what happens in our lives and, consequently, our financial situation. Though maintaining strong credit and paying off debt can seem impossible, financial experts, like The Money Coach, argue otherwise.

There are a number of ways in which people struggling with debt can improve their financial situations, increase their credit scores, and start saving money.


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The Money Coach Offers Advice to Improve your Credit

On this episode of One-on-One with Steve Adubato, show host Steve Adubato, PhD., sat down with personal finance expert, and New York Times best-selling author, Lynnette Khalfani-Cox – also known as “The Money Coach” – to give viewers advice on how they can significantly slash debt and improve their credit scores.

“Pew research has shown that 80 percent of all Americans do have some form of debt—a mortgage, a car note, student loan, auto loan, credit card debt, all of that” Khalfani-Cox told Adubato.

Thanks to the New Jersey Council of County Colleges for making this video possible.

Khalfani-Cox assures viewers that, while not everyone is in debt as some may suggest, do not worry, because there are multiple ways to alleviate your situation and come out of debt.

“Most people get into debt because of two different sets of reasons,” she said. “Some people are poor money managers or over-spenders. That was me, I was in the over-spender category… Other people get into debt because of circumstances and what I call “The Dreaded Ds:” down-sizing, divorce, a death in the family– the main bread-winner, disability, or disease.”

Khalfani-Cox further explains ways to improve our situations, including not equating your self-worth with your net worth; which helps maintain a healthy perspective to lead a happier, healthier, and more successful life.

Want to learn more from The Money Coach about how to get out of debt and raise your credit score? Then check out this segment of One-on-One with Steve Adubato.

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