Build Family Wealth and Happiness.

Fill out this form to receive our free 39-page Family Wealth and Happiness guidebook. You'll also receive periodic updates from me to help you take your family to the next level.

June 11, 2018

How $1.5 Trillion of Student Debt is Affecting the US – with Adam Carroll


This post may contain affiliate links or links from our advertisers where we earn a commission, direct payment or products. Opinions are the author's alone, and this content has not been provided by, reviewed, approved or endorsed by any advertiser. Information shared on this site is for entertainment purposes only and should not be considered as professional advice.

$1.5 Trillion … That is how much Americans owe in student loans.

This truly disgusting situation is holding back Americans from being the best they can be.

How can we solve this national crisis that is affecting 44 million people?

My guest today is dedicating himself to answering this question. Adam Carroll is an author, keynote speaker and documentary filmmaker who is focusing his financial literacy junkie status directly at this student debt crisis.

Student Loan Crisis, Debt Freedom, 529 Accounts

What are we covering?

Adam and I review:

  • How the US got into this student debt crisis
  • What the typical student is doing to address this problem
  • How we can prepare our children and help them to live student debt free

Adam has spoken to over 500,000 people carrying a positive message of financial education and empowerment. Not only will today's interview help you become more educated on the current student debt situation, but it will give you action steps to help your kids thrive in a debt-hungry society. 


Marriage, Kids and Money, Andy HillListen on Google Play Musicstitcher

About Our Guest:  Adam Carroll

Adam Carroll, TedX Speaker, Documentary Filmmaker
Adam Carroll and Family

Adam Carroll is an internationally recognized financial literacy
expert, author and speaker. He is a two-time TED talk speaker, with one of his talks surpassing 2 million views. Adam is the founder and curator of
Mastery of Money, and creator of the documentary film, Broke, Busted & Disgusted. His passion is helping people build a bigger life, not a bigger lifestyle.

Money Master of the Week

Jack from New York just paid off 2 out of 3 credit cards and he's celebrating!

Jack from New York

After cashing out his post-tax investment accounts, Jack decided to cremate the high-interest debt that was weighing down his wallet. Goodbye credit cards!

He has his sights set on paying off his third credit card soon as well.

Read more about Jack's credit card destruction and his path to financial independence at Jack the Dreamer.

Jack from the New York is our Money Master of the Week!

If you have a financial victory you want to share on this show, please leave me a voicemail (or an email) and include the following:

  • First name
  • Location
  • Your recent big win
  • How you did it
  • Your plans for the future

Your story will inspire others to save more, make more and plan for their family’s future.

Show Resources


Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast, Blooom

GET ONE FREE MONTH OF BLOOOM – Make sure to enter promo code “MKM” for your free month and to support this show ?


GET YOUR FREE QUOTE TODAY and SAVE UP TO 33% ON YOUR LIFE INSURANCE (Mention “MKM” When You Talk to the Health IQ Agent) 

Adam Carroll's RESOURCES or

DocumentaryBroke, Busted and Disgusted

TedX TalksThe Changing Economic Realities of College and When Money Isn't Real


Thriving Families Facebook Group:  Join our new FREE Facebook Community!

Young Family Wealth Playbook (FREE):  7-Steps to Solidifying Your Family’s Future Wealth

Young Family Wealth Playbook

Support this Show

If you enjoyed this podcast episode, here are some excellent ways to support the show:

I truly appreciate the support everyone!


I’d love to hear from you!

If you’d like your question featured on the show, reach out and let me know. It would be my honor to support you in your journey toward financial freedom.

Leave me a voicemail or connect with me on TwitterFacebook or shoot me an email.

Carpe Diem Quote

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”
-John F Kennedy

What is your plan for your children's college future?

Please let us know in the comments below.

Andy Hill

Andy Hill, AFC® is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping families build wealth and happiness. With millions of podcast downloads and video views, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys being a Soccer Dad, singing karaoke with his wife and relaxing on his hammock.


  • Thank you so much for sharing my financial win this week, Andy! :D Biting the bullet is sometimes hard to do, and in this case, it was worth it. My credit score jumped up from 650 to 700 overnight! And you’re right, it does take some planning and patience and saving and investing the money to one day do something like this. It’s like watering a sapling until it becomes a strong family tree!

    • I love that analogy! Thanks for connecting and sharing your win Jack.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Marriage Kids and Money Podcast

About Marriage Kids & Money

The Marriage Kids and Money Podcast is dedicated to helping young families build wealth and happiness.

With over 400 episodes and counting, we share interviews with wealthy families, award-winning authors, and personal finance experts to help you find your version of family financial independence.

Scroll to Top