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Escaping the Debt Trap: Insights from The Shred Method Founder Adam Carroll

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Roger Knecht

President of Universal Accounting Center

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Escaping the Debt Trap: Insights from The Shred Method Founder Adam Carroll

Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center

Guest Name: Adam Carroll

In this week’s episode of Building the Premier Accounting Firm, host Roger Knecht has an insightful discussion with financial freedom expert Adam Carroll about gaining control of your money and eliminating debt.

Adam shares how many of our unhealthy financial habits stem from childhood experiences and parental modeling around ages 0-9. He reflects on formative experiences in his own childhood that shaped his money mindset, such as his father becoming unemployed and his exposure to both poverty and wealth growing up.

A key takeaway from Adam is the importance of living within your means, especially for couples. He and his wife made the strategic decision early in their marriage to live on one income and devote the other entirely to debt repayment. This sacrifice and discipline allowed them to become debt-free much more quickly.

Eliminating debt provides huge emotional liberation, as Adam describes. Without the burden of debt, you can begin building wealth and enjoying total financial freedom.

Adam also emphasizes the value of giving kids hands-on learning experiences with money from a young age. He shares how his popular TED Talk came about from playing Monopoly with his own kids using real cash.

Later in the discussion, Adam explains his powerful debt elimination system called The Shred Method. This strategic approach utilizes revolving lines of credit to accelerate debt payoff.

If you feel trapped by debt or want to develop healthier money habits, don’t miss this fascinating conversation. Subscribe for more practical advice from Roger and his expert guests on gaining financial freedom and building true wealth in your business and personal finances.

About Our Guest: Adam Carroll

Through the use of The Shred Method, Adam Carroll paid off his home in record time saving over $180,000 in interest in the process. He’s sharing this strategy with the world in order to help people ‘free themselves to be themselves’. Adam has published four books, produced an award-winning documentary on student loan debt, has a TED talk with over 5 million views, and helps people achieve true financial freedom in their lives. More than financial freedom, Adam is all about helping people achieve time freedom, relationship freedom, and service freedom.


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