From Homeless to Debt Free! with Anthony ONeal

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Worth Knowing/From Homeless to Debt Free! with Anthony ONeal

From Homeless to Debt Free! with Anthony ONeal


If you met Anothy ONeal, you probably wouldn’t believe that at one point in his life he was $35K in debt and living homeless in his car. Today he’s debt-free, a best-selling author, speaker, and Ramsey Personality.

Since 2003, Anthony has helped hundreds of thousands of students make smart decisions with their money, relationships, and education. He travels the country spreading his encouraging message to help teens and young adults start their lives off right. His latest book, Debt-Free Degree, launched October 2019.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How he got $35,000 in debt in college even though he didn’t need a penny for his education.
  • ​The importance of taking responsibility for your financial situation instead of blaming it on others.
  • ​What “dream home” means to him (and it’s probably not what you think).
  • ​Why your focus might need to be on increasing your income and not just reducing your expenses.
  • ​The three things that parents and students need to focus on when planning for college and careers.
  • ​What the financial conversations that he has with those in his life look like now.
  • ​The importance of having a budget and writing it down.

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