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From $174k IN Debt To Debt Free | Mel Abraham Podcast

I was recently asked to come onto Mel Abraham's podcast "The Affluent Entrepreneur" to share the story of how I went from $174k in debt to Financial Independence in under 10 years.

Mel is a gracious host and asked great questions. It was such an easy and fun interview and I hope you're able to grab some nuggets out of it for your own journey!

Here's Mel's introduction:

My guest today is slightly different from the ones I had in earlier episodes, but he is just as impressive and inspiring.

Brad Long is the Zero Debt Coach, specializing in helping 5 and 6 figure corporate burnouts abandon their 9 to 5 jobs, organizing and optimizing their finances, erasing their debts and helping them build the path toward financial independence.

Brad and I had an Affluent Entrepreneur money conversation. We went through Brad's journey from being $174k in debt to financial liberation. We also talked about the moment he decided to become an online entrepreneur, his passion for teaching others what he learned from his mistakes, and the programs he's currently running to add value to as many lives as he can.

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

  • How Brad became a Zero Debt Coach and what kind of help he provides.
  • How important it was for Brad to be on the same page with his wife when planning their financial future.
  • What Brad's relationship with money was growing up.
  • Why it is crucial to have not only an escape route from corporate America but also a financial game plan for the long run.
  • What money and financial independence mean to Brad.
  • After a series of bad financial decisions, coming in and out from corporate America while trying to become a musician, Brad was buried under a $170k debt.

After eliminating his debt, now a married man with serious financial goals, Brad realized that if he stayed in his corporate job, he would be able to reach the goal he and his wife planned, saving and investing $1 million.

Still, when they were halfway through, there was only one problem: he realized that if he kept on that path, he'd lose his sanity. It was time to make the leap of faith into entrepreneurship.

Hope you enjoy and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.


Struggling Or Feeling Alone?

Join Our Private FB Group: Zero Debt Tribe

Now, if this decision process is something you struggle with and you constantly feel isolated about, I’ve got some great news for you and it’s free.

Our private Facebook group, ZeroDebtTribe. It’s a group of like minded people that are all somewhere along this P2P/debt-elimination/on their way to FI continuum. So click the image above and apply to join us. :)


How can ZeroDebtCoach help you? 4 ways...


1. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the notifications bell to make sure you get our new videos every week. 


2. Download one of our free personal finance guides. You’ll learn some of the exact strategies I teach my private coaching students on how to organize and optimize their finances, obliterate debt and move on to financial independence by starting and growing online businesses.


3. If you’re looking for a community of motivated and like-minded people, go ahead and get on the waitlist to join our private financial coaching community. We only open it for new students a couple of times a year, so make sure to get on the waitlist.



4. If you need some help right now because you’ve got a burning issue, you need a problem solved, you want to talk through a complex situation, click on the button below.



All that said, let's keep on building your financial acumen and make this your best year yet!

Thanks so much for reading and we’ll see you in the next video post!


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