Highlights of today’s show:
- “Author Month” on the podcast in the month of June
- Ryan tells why he decided to share his story of doing “stupid” things with money
- Why borrowing money from your mom is not a good idea
- What is the first step to getting control of your finances
- What did Ryan learn about writing a book?
Ryan Brewer from IfStupidWasIllegal.com joins me on the show to discuss his book If Stupid was illegal we’d be in Jail: Our personal journey through financial stupidity* as part of “Author Month” on the podcast.
Ryan wrote the book to recount all of the “stupid” things he had done with money and give hope to those who are in a similar situation. It all started for Ryan when he took out a loan for college and it just started to snowball from there. Ryan tried just about everything he could think of to get out of debt, including borrowing money from his mother and using debt consolidation companies. Neither worked because they did not address his behavior.
It all came together for Ryan when he got on the same page with his wife. Together they worked a plan and became debt-free in January of this year. Writing the book was hard for Ryan because he had to remember all the mistakes he had made. It was also a challenge to transfer his story from his head to paper.
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