Updated: Jan 15
To my shame, my brother purchased my airline ticket. I thought, "What is happening? I graduated with an accounting degree from one of the best business schools in the country, but I can't manage my own money!" I had to recognize that I needed help.
Black Enterprise magazine had a financial fitness contest with a prize of $2,000 that included a chat with a financial advisor. I applied and won! The experience was life-changing. The knowledge I acquired led me to pay off $18,500 in debt.