Student loan debt is one of the most hot-button issues of our time. Millions of college-educated people are struggling to make ends meet due to crippling student debt, and many are unable to pursue life milestones like getting married, buying a house, or having kids. Wouldn’t it be amazing if that student debt could transform from a financial burden into real wealth instead? That’s what Mark Willis did, and we spoke with him about how you, too, can change debt into wealth.
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Mark Willis is a man on a mission to help you think differently about your money, your economy, and your future.
After graduating with six figures of student loan debt and discovering a way to turn his debt into real wealth as he watched everybody lose their retirement savings and home equity in 2008, he knew that he needed to find a more predictable way to meet his financial objectives and those of his clients.
Mark is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, a THREE TIME #1 Best Selling Author, the Owner of Lake Growth Financial Services, a financial firm in Chicago, Illinois and co-host of the Not Your Average Financial Podcast™.
Over the years, he has helped hundreds of his clients take back control of their financial future and build their businesses with proven, tax-efficient financial solutions unknown to most financial gurus. He has become known as “Not Your Average Financial Planner!”
We begin our discussion with Mark’s own background with student loan debt. He graduated with six figures of debt, and after the devastating financial crash of 2008, he knew he needed to turn his negative signs into positive wealth. Today, Mark is a financial planner committed to helping his clients climb out of debt and take back their financial future. Mark is also an author and the co-host of Not Your Average Financial Podcast™.
When faced with so much debt, it can seem impossible to climb out of the hole. This is especially true for those who have struggled to get jobs that pay them what they’re worth. People can only save so much; what really matters is earning more. So what is the process for overcoming this debt? How can people earn more in this difficult job market?
Naturally, there are many obstacles on the path to eliminating debt and growing wealth. High interest rates, limited job opportunities, and even political division over student debt cancellation. Mark describes the obstacles we face and, more importantly, how to get around them.
What can those who have massive student loan debt do to finally grow wealth? We end our podcast with Mark’s top actionable tips.
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To learn more, check out Mark Willis’s official website for Lake Growth Financial Services. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. Be sure to book a call with Mark here.
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