Episode 16: Emotionally, Physically, Spiritually, & Financially Broke to Debt Free
This story is about much more than paying off debt. This is a story about hitting rock bottom and at that moment you find clarity. Deanna Broaddus found herself constrained in the chains of drugs and alcohol and in her darkest moment she shares what she saw. “I had a vision where I saw three paths. On the first path, I saw myself rocking back and forth in an insane asylum and I knew if I kept doing what I was doing this is where I was headed. On the second path, I saw complete darkness and recognized this choice to be death. Then on the third path, I saw a tiny glimmer of light and knew this to be God.”
That is where path changed and it was a twisty path where she lost her house to foreclosure, made poor relationship choices, and racked up a lot of debt. She didn’t give up. She found a new tribe of people in the Financial space and worked on cleaning up her debt and developed new financial habits that lead her to paying off $47,763 in debt. Her self discovery brought her back to where she could once again enjoy life.
Deanna said, “It’s crazy how quick you can start to build wealth when there is no debt holding you back”. There is where she started to invest for her retirement and today she is working with recovering women who are wanting to get better at money management and mental wealth.
As she put it, “taking the time to be intentional and make changes is so worth.”
So if you are doing just enough to stay afloat or your finances are bleeding then you need to make the change today to stop the bleeding and stop floating around.
You will enjoy this episode and I am hoping it will help you start to take action and realize it is never too late to start saving and it is never too late to start investing in yourself.Expand to read the Full Transcript
Announcer: welcome to the Prosperity Gap where we discuss the financial gap that exists between where we are and where we should be. It’s time to bridge that gap
Dave:Prosperity nation. Welcome to show my name’s Dave Hall. I am your host, as always, very excited to have each of you here. So I mention every week that we have amazing shows. Today’s no different I have with me Deanna Broaddus, who is from Recovering Women Wealth, Deanna, how are you today?
Deanna: Hi. I’m doing well, Dave. Thanks. Nice to be here.
Dave: So today’s show is going to be a lot about your story. You’ve got an interesting journey. It’s gonna be a lot about what it did for you to help get you to where you are today. But most importantly, it’s gonna be about information that can help each of you better progress yourselves down that financial path. So with that Deanna, maybe we can get started by you sharing your story. That kind of got you changing what you’re doing now?
Deanna: Absolutely. Well, thank you. So I Yes, I’m I’m a 46 year old single woman. I am now debt free and investing and helping other women do the same. But I had a kind of twisty, turny path journey to get to this place. And so it involves recovery from addiction, also getting out of a lot of debt and but just a little bit of the back story. I grew up in a two parent Christian middle class household. I had everything, you know, that a kid could want physically in need. But I had a very strained relationship with my father, and so a lot of discovered in my recovery work. A lot of my issues stem back to that, and so we just It was a bit volatile and he was, ah, a bit of a workaholic. He was providing for the family, and I now recognize he did the best that he could, but it did affect me. It affected a lot of the choices that I made. I found solace and drinking in high school, and I was, you know, a heavy party or and then just poor relationship choices through much of my life and unfortunately got into drugs. But I always wanted to be kind of a normal member of society, so I kind of lived a double life and and I hit a lot of these things and maintained school job by racked up a lot of debt. You know, I still made everything look okay on the surface. So in my thirties, I got deep into the throes of addiction. Unfortunately, but fortunately, I came to, ah, dark bottom that allowed me to cry out and get down on my knees and really cry out to a god that I once knew and returned to faith and asked for help. Both, you know, spiritually and physically. And guy just sent an army of people to surround me and walk with me on a journey of recovery.
And so I got out of a very destructive relationship with my drug dealer and walked away from, you know, that whole lifestyle and just did a complete 1 80 And I was 36 at the time. And so I was very determined to figure out how this happened to me. You know, I was just so just I couldn’t believe my life turned out this way when the fog lifted and I wanted to figure out why and how and so I could prevent it from ever happening again. So that led me down a road of self discovery and looking at my part and things and resentments and relationships. And that’s where I got back to the root of a lot of the things that occurred in my childhood. But then it involved for giving and receiving forgiveness and just learning new habits. And so eventually that led to financial habits. And about four years into sobriety, I started working on my money and was steered toward Dave Ramsey, and so I mostly followed his methods. There’s a few things I did a little differently, but I did do the debt snowball to get out of debt. And so that was in 2014 and then I unfortunately lost a house to foreclosure in the process. But in the end, I paid off $47,763 on I paid it all off by December 29th of 2017 and became debt free. So I got to start out 2018 new as a, you know, a clean slate. And I had already been learning about investing. And so I was really excited to start maxing out all my retirement accounts for the new year. And that’s where I’m at now. And I will say it’s crazy how quick you can start to build wealth when there’s no debt holding you back.
Dave: It really is. It’s amazing. And congratulations first on your life, your journey. Being able to get here, but it really is amazing is once we get things organized and get things paid off, how quickly move forward? And I think that’s things people need to understand is it’s not a life on journey. It sometimes seems like it is. It seems like there’s no way I could get out of this situation. I think that’s one of things at school about your story. I have a brother that’s been addicted to drugs. So life, unfortunately, from the time you with a teenager. Now we’re talking 35-40 years. He’s never hit that rock bottom. He’s never hit a point in that time, which is hard to believe where something pushed him to say, Hey, I could do something different. I could get out of this and still have a good life ahead of you. Yeah, unfortunately, now he’s a point that, you know he’s used math and other very hard drugs that I think his worst years ahead of him. He’s in his fifties and his body’s destroyed, and you can’t figure out why he’s held so bad. And it’s like you can’t do hard drugs for 30 years and expect everything to be fine. Everything going out,
Deanna: I’ll pray for him. The biggest thing I was addicted to was meth. So if that gives you any hope that you can, you can bounce back.
Dave: So do you think it was, not to get too far into your addiction recovery side of it, but do you think it was hitting rock bottom that really made the difference for you to say, Hey, I really got to start changing here.
Deanna: Yeah, I do. And I have a really good friend to that’s been with me since seventh grade and three times in my life she’s come and intervened and said, You know, even in high school, your drinking’s out of control And then after high school and then again in my thirties, she found out that I was doing some of these hard drugs and called me up and, you know, took the risk of calling me out and I was mean. I yelled at her. I denied it, but it scared me to recognize that people were starting to know what I was doing and because I don’t want to get caught. I didn’t want I wanted to keep living this double life. But I was also just feeling so desperate and emotionally, physically, spiritually, financially broke, you know, bankrupt and just just knew something couldn’t keep going. And, you know, I had a vision to in the end, where I saw myself rocking back and forth and an insane asylum, and I kind of knew that’s where I was headed because I felt like I was losing a grip on reality. And then I saw a dark, a path full of blackness, and I knew that to be death. And then I I saw this third path had this tiny glimmer of light, and so that’s when I actually got down on my knees and prayed for the first time in a long time. But I think it was a stark reality that I was probably at best, going to end up insane or it worst die.
Dave: And we all have these situations where We’ve got to make choices. We’ve got to make decisions. We’ve got to realize that, Hey, it’s time to make a change in whether it’s addiction or whether it’s our maybe even a financial addiction. People this can’t stop spending. They can’t stop managing, can’t manage money the way they need Thio that all of these things have a point where you can make a change. You say, Look, I don’t I’m going to do something different, going forward now. Is it going to be easy? No, probably not. I mean, I assume for you you required God. It required other people in your life to help support you and I assume to this day, there’s probably things were still doing to make sure you stay on that path of sobriety. I would say.
Deanna: absolutely yeah, and even just, you know, when you’re so used to react in a certain way to people or you know your whole life, whether it’s from ruins of the past, it takes intentionality to act differently, you know, and form new coping skills, so you’re absolutely right. It’s not easy, but it’s so worth it. So yeah, it’s coming to that place of recognizing you know something’s happened beyond our choices. But a lot of things are a result of the choices we make in life and so recognizing what we have control over and what we don’t And then, you know, taking the time to be intentional and make changes is so worth it.
Deanna: I realized everyone’s story is gonna be different and that yours may be completely different than others. But did you feel like there was a lot of judging once people did find out this double life or did you feel in general people were way more supportive than you expected them to be.
Deanna: People were amazing. You know, the first thing that allowed me to feel saying when I kind of walked away from all of it was just telling people the truth, people that I trusted, that you were safe people. I would tell him exactly what I have been doing. And I felt the sense of relief because I no longer had to hide behind these lies. And for the most part, people were 100% supportive. I don’t think I received any judgment at all, and yeah, people were happy to walk with me and support me
Dave: Prosperity Nation. I hope what you’re hearing here is something. If you’re in a situation of addiction that you start applying in your life, Do you realize that the judgment that you often thinks gonna come very seldom is Now, I’m not saying that people aren’t going to judge that people. Unfortunately, there’s gonna be others. They’re gonna have a bad experience. But I know I saw a lot when I was living in Las Vegas. You know, people got so addicted to gambling there and I would see people blow their income. I’d see him, you know, basically destroyed the finance where that lose the house, many time to a spouse is not knowing, having no idea that this is going on and they would just hide and hide and hide. And then once they finally come clean, they felt so much better. People rallied around them to help support them, realizing that, hey, we need to get them back to where they needed to be. And it just happens, you know? So if you’re in a situation financially or with other addictions, be aware that if you reach out and get that help, it’s not until you do that, that people can really realize that. Hey, I can step in and I could make a difference in your life?
Deanna: Absolutely. And I always I always say, there are so many free resource is out there and I have ah page on my website called Recovery Resource is, and so there’s a lot of anonymous programs, and if for some reason your family is not safe to be around, you need to surround yourself with the new tribe. Join a recovery program and you can get the support you need there. There’s nothing like the support of, well, who’d been through something similar to as you. You trust them. You can see how they found successes and just, you know, rally with this new tribe.
Dave: Such great information. So now let’s talk a little bit about financial side. Let’s get into kind of your financial life, and you come to this realization need to change. I assume when you’re in addiction economics or horrible situation, I know it is for my brother and others I’ve seen because it requires so much money to feed the addiction. It also requires a lot of non working. I mean, leaves for my brother. There’s a lot of times we can’t work. You can’t say there’s these things going on. So once you came to that realization, how easy was the process of starting to change your financial life?
Deanna: Yeah, early on and recovery, I did enough to just stay afloat. So I cut it back a lot of expenses and, you know, stop the bleeding is what I said. I wasn’t incurring a lot more debt, but I wasn’t really working on it too much because I just want to focus on the recovery side of things. And then when I did start to work on my financial life, the first step was I sat down with a woman who had taught Dave Ramsey, financial peace university course, and she offered to help me get on a budget. And I had never been on a budget my entire life, not, probably surprisingly, because I just live paycheck to paycheck, and I spent what I wanted to spend because I needed to. And just seeing the numbers in black and white was freeing, you know, and I found out there’s extra money at the end of the month. Once I take care of all my expenses, which showed me that I could do ever him to start paying on the debt. So if you’re not tracking a budgeting, you know the money just flies out. You know, if I had money in my pocket, I spent it even when I was sober and so that accountability was huge. But I would say, and I do this for other women to a lot of times, it’s It’s scary. Just do that because you might find out there’s not enough money at the end of the month and then you’re gonna have to cut some things out and so do it with somebody that’s ice had somebody to sit with me and I sit with other women, and I think there’s that fear factor of I don’t know exactly how the whole numbers work out, and and it’s worth your time to sit with somebody to go over it because they’ll help keep you accountable. They’ll show you where you know when you’re the emotions, get involved that other person can think logically and clear and kind of help you formulate a plan, which is the most important thing. Starting off knowing what you have and making a plan.
Dave: When we do our teaching, we often talk about Maslow’s hierarchy of need, and we talk about the trance theoretical model of behavioral change or that being the biggest one of where, basically, most addiction recovery programs use this process to help people get their lives back on track. And I think when you look at financial struggles, same thing and a lot of it comes back to getting people involved in your life, I think any weight loss program, any other program where you’re gonna be successful is going to require you to have someone involved. And finances were the same. You’re never gonna progress this fast from what I’ve seen, if you’re doing it yourself for most people, is if you have a partner, just as you’re saying to help you along that path and to help you down that you know where you’re trying to get to.
Deanna: Yep, yeah, accountability is a huge component.
Dave: Is you started that process. You were making a ton of money as I understand it either. Is that correct?
Deanna: No. I mean pretty average, not not incredibly low, but I When I first started paying off my debt. I was making 40,000 year.
Dave: And how much was there? A certain amount you allocated each month. How did you determine how you’re going to start getting this debt paid off and how much you were gonna pay off each?
Deanna: Yeah, great. So, great question. I got on a budget and, you know, obviously took care of all the necessities, the housing. And at that time, I own my own house or was still paying a mortgage. And so just, you know, all the necessities for housing, food, transportation. I cut back my spending, but I did recognize that, you know, we have to spend money. So I allowed some money for spending, and then anything extra just started to go towards my debt. Stovall. Additionally, I did sell a few things. I had jewelry from my first marriage, my only marriage so far. I sold stuff. And, God, you know, I used that money to fund a small emergency fund because that was important to start with that, you know, having a little emergency fund in the event that if an emergency happens, I don’t have to go back into debt to take care of it. So I did that first. And then after that was secured, I just started paying a little bit extra towards my smallest stat. And you know, I know Dave Ramsey recommends a snowball method where you pay off your smallest debts first. And then Now, since I’ve learned about the debt avalanche method, which is more mathematically sound where you pay off the highest interest, that’s first, and I kind of favor that I actually favor a combination of both, cause if there’s just some real small debts that you can knock out quick, get him out of the way and then let’s start to focus on the higher interest ones when you’re looking at the larger debts. But I did do the snowball method, but I also kind of looked out mathematically. Most of my smaller debts were the highest interest rate debts, so that’s what I started doing. Started attacking those and then in the process, the house I was living in. The furnace broke and it was in the middle of winter, and I was just faced. I was at a crossroad off. Okay, Do I sink? Go into debt? It was higher than my emergency fund to fix this Or do I, you know, maybe make a different choice. And so I tried to pursue a short sale.
I moved out into a ministry home and worked with a realtor to short sale it and about a year in my waist, a kind. And it went to a foreclosure, which was, you know, pretty upsetting this point in my sobriety. And I felt so distraught and wasn’t sure if I did something wrong. But I had to hire an attorney and face the music, and fortunately, it ended fairly well. The bank bought it back. They waived the deficiency. And then I was faced with the possibility that I might have to pay taxes on that. So at that point, I asked my parents if they would let me move back in with them. Um and they said yes. They were gracious. And so I first saved up a lot of money with the thought that I might have to pay taxes on this foreclosure come tax season. I found out that I was still insolvable. I had more debt than I did assets, so I wasn’t I didn’t have to pay taxes which was a blessing. So I kept That isn’t a big emergency fund, and that just attacked the rest of my debt. But you know when you’re living. When I was in with my parents, they don’t make me pay rent. I just helped around the house and my grocery budget went way down my mom joyed cooking for me. So I was able to put probably 80 to 90% of each paycheck towards my debt, which was, and then it in the process. I got a big raise. You know, I’ve just worked really hard in my career. I thought about getting a second job, but I decided to focus on my main career, which has been a wise decision. My boss recognized my hard work and effort and gave me one year, 20% race. That was amazing, and I’ve always in the process of my dad. I started tithing, which is, you know, the Christian belief of giving 10% of your income, you know, to your to your church. And I was convicted to start doing that even though I still was in debt. And so I had been doing that all along and it helped build more discipline. And me, it just taught me that, you know, this is not my money. I’m I get to manage it. But I’m gonna give back of small percentage too my face and what I believe in. And then I get to manage the other 90% and it’s built the new discipline and me. And it’s also taught me that you know, I am the manager of the money and I am blessed with it and I want to do a good job. I want to be a good Stuart with my finances.
Dave: That’s one of the principles that we teach very heavily is the importance of giving back. It’s something I’ve practiced my whole entire life, our religion. It’s something that they believe in very strongly. And so as a kid, my parents were always teaching us to give 10% to the church from the time we earned our first few dollars. And so as you look at that, you just don’t realize what it does to end early. And I think this is what I tell most people know. Yes, there’s blessings that come from giving, but mentally it changes your whole attitude towards money. It’s like you’re talking about whether it’s saying I’m managing it or just saying, Look, there’s more than enough to go around. There’s the I can help someone else’s life and every month I’m giving back where outside of that it could become very easy to come. Very selfish.
Deanna: Yeah, it really can. At any time I could start II. Sometimes I’ll look at that and say, I got my money, I’m tired thing. That’s a nice amount of money I could spend. But there’s like almost this reverence that, you know, it’s served me well and it’s built this disciplined life that I would I’m not going to stop it.
Dave: You know, that’s very interesting for me because I represent a lot of multi multi millionaires and it’s so interesting. Their attitude. Very few of them are willing to give, like I believe they should, and it’s because of their whole attitude towards money. They believe they earned it. They believe they have every rights to it, and I’m not saying they don’t that there aren’t some benefits from working very hard. But I look at what they could do and unfortunately, one client right now that I’ve really been pushing to try to give a bunch of his money away to charity, to help youth have better lives and, unfortunately, struggling to do it. So he’s going to give it to his two boys, and it’s going to ruin their lives. I mean, they’re both adults now. They’re in bad situations and by being given millions of dollars, unfortunately, I believe it’s just gonna put him in worse situations. So we need to look at that in our lives. And I realize for many of our listeners, you’re not at that point yet. You’re not at a point where you could just give millions of dollars, but we’re all at a point that we can give something. And so I encourage all of you to do that, whether you know, I believe it’s 10% and I would recommend you to do that. But if it’s less than that or something else, because it will truly change the way you look at money and your attitude towards it, yeah, absolutely. So then let’s talk about what you’re doing now with your website, and the programs were doing what what’s your main purpose with the financial stuff you’re doing now?
Deanna: Yes. So I started my website early, 2018 and it was I actually had a different brand, But I’ve recently rebranded to recovering women well, so that’s audience. I target. I help a lot of women in recovery one on one here in Ohio, and then I just felt like this is a way to reach a larger audience. And I write about things about debt, you know, Det playoff plans, and I have a lot of articles up there on my site. If you go to the debt Freedom page, you’ll street a little bit of my debt freedom story, and then you’ll see a bunch articles that can help you formulate a plan. And then I write about saving, investing, cutting expenses, just anything and a lot of recovery. I feature women and recovery. So I have some interviews up of just inspiring stories. And then here in Ohio, I do. I had developed a small financial literacy course, so sometimes I teach that at recovering and sober houses, and I’m thinking about how I can come, maybe have some more of those. Resource is up on my site so people can just download things. So I do work with women one on one in Ohio. Not sure you know how to scale that. You know, I’m only one person, so I’m thinking about you know, if I want to offer an online course or something along those lines, so stay tuned. There might be something new coming.
Dave: That’s very interesting. I did podcast yesterday, but it was with another lady that’s focusing on women. And she is doing a lot of online courses, and she’s been very successful with her whole passion, very similar to yours. She’s a very giving person, and her goal is just to really change other people’s lives. And I can tell that with yourself that it’s really what you’re trying to do is say, Look, I made progress. I changed. Let me show you how you can do the same thing.
Deanna: Amen. Yeah, I find when we get free from something or victory over something, we want to help other people find the same same level of freedom.
Dave: So talk to me about the rebranding. I did see something out there about you’re a Miss…
Deanna: Miss Fiology. So it was kind of a fun moniker. So early on after I paid off my debt, I had discovered this whole financial into pendants, retire early community fire and was fascinated by two. Just amazed that people were making these drastic choices in their life to, you know, cut down on spending and save enough money so that they might be able to retire early. Now, the retire early for me, you know, I’m starting a bit late. I’m I might be able to get there by 60 but so not too early. But I just got enmeshed in the community because I learned how to invest. I started going to a few camps, and I met with other investors and just found out that I could do this on my own. I could d i y invest and I’ve read a few books and just loved the community. So that was the thought. You know, I first started writing for the truth defy podcast and website under that moniker. And then they helped me launch my own blogged. And after I did it for about a year, I just, you know, thought who am I really trying to reach? So other financial independence bloggers were finding me, but I wasn’t reaching the audience that I wanted to reach. And so that’s where the rebrand came. And that was the summer in 2019 where I rebranded to recovering women. Wealth kind of captures the kind of people I’m looking to write for, but anybody can remain block. But that’s really the purpose of the rebrand
Dave: Cool to see how we progress. I know we’ve done many rebranding is in our career. CPA firm. Seems like you had partners. You subtract partners to evolve. We’re at a point now with what we’re doing that I’ve said. I’m not rebranding ever again. If it gets to that point, I gotta go work for someone else for the first time in my entire life because I was so tired of doing the rebranding process.
Deanna: That’s a lot of work.
Dave: It is, and it’s a long journey to get there. You know, you put in so much time and effort to get a brand built and then to just scrap it and start over again. It gets very frustrating. It done so if you could give advice to anyone out there, primarily women, especially what advice would you give them to help give them some hope, Then they can start making some changes in their life.
Deanna: Absolutely. So I a couple things I would say. You know, if you feel like there’s some reconciliation with your past that you need to do, I highly recommend that that’s a worthwhile exercise of just going back and looking over past resentments and relationships and just identifying your typical coping skill. Because a lot of times of recovering up hurts from our past. We’re gonna maybe have poor spending habits, maybe have an addiction, whatever, and so identifying that stuff is key. And then, you know, then you can move forward and have the stamina on the strength to make some other changes, and then just it’s never too late. It really isn’t. I mean, I started to work on my finances when I was, I guess, 40 when I and that’s in, you know, 9 46 and I debt free and I’m investing and it is possible, and something happens to you in the journey of you know, that hard work of paying off the debt and it did to me. You know, I started to recognize that I never wanted to have to do this again. So I was going to do everything in my power to not go back to that place. And I just started to treat money a little bit differently. The tithing taught me that I’m the manager of the money, and I also discovered that you know the things which were important to me, which are relationships. I was able to foster those while cutting back my expenses. I just found creative ways to be with my friends and family that didn’t cost a lot of money, and I was no less happy. It’s not the spending that made me happy. It’s the people that you know I value in my life. That brings me brings me joy. So it’s it’s a worthy journey is a worthy journey.
Dave: Such great advice. And I appreciate you sharing that with our listeners. Prosperity Nation. I hope you will have the hope that you need to be able to start making changes. If you’re in a situation where you need to make drastic change, take the steps, begin doing it. If you’re just a point, they need to make minor steps. Take the steps. If you’ve got it figured out What I recommend is doing what the aunt is done. What I try to do, go reach out to other people and start trying to help them because there are other people that need people toe, help them with their lives, to move them along, to allow them to have the hope and the courage to make the changes they need to win again. Realize that no matter where you’re at, we all under overestimate what we do in a year, and we underestimate what we can do in a decade, and I think you see it in your life. If you would look back to the beginning point and said, Hey, in five years, I could be debt free It’s like No way I’m not going to do that But things just seem to work out and things continue to move forward. One last question I have for you. What is your parents rolled ban in this process from the point of you obviously raised in loving Christian home. But then you go through this kind of fall off the wagon, whatever you want to call it in regards to your lifestyle and then coming back, what’s their support been like during this process.
Deanna: They’re very they’re great. They’re very supportive. So, you know, And as I mentioned, I had the strained relationship with my father. So in recovery, when I identified that, I looked at, you know, my side and the damage I caused to the relationship, not just what he did to me. And and so I took the step of making an amends to him for my side and through the years. Then he’s been convicted to see his his side of things. I didn’t push that at all, and he case come to me and made an amends, which is a lovely blessing. And so our relationship has just gotten closer. And and then when I lived with my parents, you know, there’s no better way to face your childhood demons than by living with your parents in your forties. And so I had a fight with my dad at one time, but I stepped back. I prayed and and I learned I could react differently. You know, that I had in the past and they’ve been hugely supportive of a my recovery and in my financial journey, and, you know, I just you know, big cheerleaders for me and then, you know, now, in my you know I can’t They’re older, my dad’s 80 my mom’s 75 I’m able to not be so stressed in my financial burdens that I can go help them, and they don’t need the financial help with any of the physical help. And so it’s nice to be able to be there for them.
Dave: That’s super cool, and it’s very interesting to talk about facing her childhood demons. So I’ve got all my kids here. So we’ve got three of my college live together, and then we have to re here a home while they came home during the holidays. And we’ve got all of them here together, and it’s very interesting to see now that we’ve got all six of them in the same place again. How many of the childhood wrongs were starting to come out of the conversation that it just seems to get bigger and bigger? But I love having him here. We love our kids and really enjoy the time we spend with them the way it’s been interesting, having them all confined in our home for this period of time because generally, we’ll go see them during the summer months. It’s easier for us to travel. Okay. My schedule that Aiken were kind of what I want to versus them. Have to get off work and do all these things. So we use their staying with them somewhere versus I’m staying with us.
Deanna: That’s funny. It’s all coming back
Dave: So Deanna, for those that want to learn more about what you’re doing. Learn more about your block. Be able to be able to potentially work with you. Could you give the listener some information on how they could do that?
Deanna: Sure. So my website is recovering women wealth dot com and you can sign up for my articles there. I post once a week, right now on Mondays and then try to have a bunch of other resource is up there for you. You can also email me through my website and you can follow me, Simon Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter. Pretty much all those socials so you can see links to follow me on the website as well.
Dave: Deanna, thank you so much for being with us today.
Deanna: You’re welcome. Thanks for having me on and Happy New Year.
Dave: Thank you. Prosperity Nation. We are so grateful for you joining us today. We look forward to our next show and want you to be a part of that. So make sure you get signed up for the Prosperity Gap. This is a show where we help you bridge that gap between the life you’re currently living and the one you should be.
Deanna Broaddus returned to faith upon getting sober in late 2009/early 2010 after overcoming a lifelong struggle with alcohol & drug use. Upon deeper reflection and inner work, Deanna has been able to identify the roots of her insecurities and more importantly replace them with the truth. In Deanna’s quest for complete transformation, she vowed to also tackle her finances. At the end of 2017, she finished paying off $46,763 in debt and embarked fully on the road as a DIY investor. Today Deanna has a thriving career as an account manager but does some of her most important work volunteering her time with women in recovery. Deanna loves to teach and share her testimony publically. Finally, Deanna loves to write about personal finance and mental wealth at Recovering Women Wealth.