Adam Carroll

Founder of National Financial Educators

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Today, we’re looking at $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. Outstanding student loan debt in this country has surpassed credit card debt and it’s a problem. Today’s guest is hoping that he can bring some solutions to this problem. We have Adam Carroll, the founder of National Financial Educators. He’s quickly being recognized as one of the top transformational trainers in the country. We’re lucky enough to get him to stop by college week on the show.

He’s very busy because next week he has this amazing documentary that is going to go live called Broke, Busted, Disgusted. It is a documentary on student loan debt. The film started garnering critical acclaimed after his TED Talk in September. Adam is also the author of “Winning the Money Game,” which is taught along with its corresponding curriculum in high schools and colleges across the country as a financial literacy supplement. He also has his own podcast called, “Build a Bigger Life”. He is the founder of National Financial Educators. He’s presented over 500 colleges and universities all over the country on the topic of student loan debt and financing education.

So, he is our guy today in the hot seat talking about student loans, his three best tips for those saddled with debt, how to get out of it. He  also shares the number one question he finds college students often cannot answer – a basic question – when it comes to their student loans and it was the stimulus for his documentary.

If you’d like to learn more about Adam Carroll, visit his website www.adamspeaks.com or follow him on Twitter @AdamCarroll.

One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “Don’t avoid your student loans. This is the worst weed to have in your yard because if unchecked it will grow” – Click to Tweet

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  • Paige

    I find it incredibly fascinating that for as much as college tuitions have become these days, the teachers are still being paid so poorly. Besides the conversation about how to afford this outrageous tuition, I think we should also look closer into how the tuitions are being spent. Ultimately, are the students being benefited by high quality teachers who are being compensated fairly? Are students spending the money on reputation of a particular school, the state of the art recreation facility, the piece of paper that is proof of your degree, OR actual quality education?