Born and raised in Pennsylvania, I moved to Denver CO in 1999 shortly after graduating from Bloomsburg University. My original motivation for moving to Colorado was snowboarding the great Rocky Mountains. During this time, I acquired the majority of my debt. My income was okay, but outflow was horrible. I simply lived beyond my means and it eventually caught up with me. After a year of play, I landed a job at a Fortune 500 financial services firm as a customer service representative. Over the years, I acquired a number of industry licenses and dabbled in trading, advice, sales, compliance and business strategy. My income was better, but I still lived beyond my means while I attempted to take tiny bites out of my debt. Despite having had thirteen years of combined experience working in financial services between my partner, David Auten, and me, we were financial messes. We realized in 2004 that we needed to do something about our financial situation. We were two thirty-something professionals with $51,000 of combined credit card debt, living in a basement apartment. After reaching our rock-bottom, we made the decision to not continue on the road we had been for so long. Now we're out of debt and use our blog (www.DebtFreeGuys.com) and our books to help others becoming #MoneyConscious and financially independent. I now have fourteen years of experience in financial services in both retail and institutional investing. I have my Master's Degree in Business Administration and am Series 7, 63, 9, 10, 66 and 24 licensed. David and I have now published three eBooks in our #MoneyConscious Series and have a fourth, hard copy book scheduled for release towards the end of 2014 and another eBook in early 2015. The mission of the Debt Guys is to help everyone become #MoneyConscious resulting in eliminating their debt, living a debt free life and empowering them to achieve financial success by virtue of the universal principles discovered by us through our own financial mistakes, victories and professional training. Emails us, visit our blog or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest to help yourself be #MoneyConscious and achieve financial independence.

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On this Queer Money, we interview teenpreneur Eva Baker of TeensGotCents.com. Schools aren’t adequately teaching today’s students about money. Enter Eva Baker. Eva only recently lost her teenager-card, but is teaching teenagers and others too young to enter a bar about money. What started as a home-school project assigned by her mother, Eva has turned 

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What Are Your Financial Blockers? Our Free Tool for Financial Liberation.

Financial blockers are anything that prevents you from living the life you want. These include financial limitations, such as having too much debt, and emotional limitations, such as feeling like you don’t deserve success. We have another free tool to help you achieve financial freedom! We’ve shared the FREE Debt Free Guys’ Hopes & Dreams Worksheet. 

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Why Would I Want a Money Coach?

One of the many reasons we love doing what we do is because we meet amazing people and businesses who are doing amazing things. It’s for this reason that we were excited to talk with Megan Lathrop, Capital One’s leading money coach. Capital One believes “that banking needs to be reimagined – not only to 

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