In a little less than I year, I have talked and shared personal finance information with strangers with a combined debt of $1,446,500. Yes, you’ve read that right, almost one and a half million dollars.
In each of my speaking events, I hand out two pages of information. One a feedback sheet and ask those in attendance to provide their debt total and feedback or comments on my presentation. The second sheet is a one-page cheat sheet that lists blogs, books, podcast, and steps to get out of debt.
For their participation, I always randomly selected two people who took the time to fill out the first sheet and give away two personal finance books.
Some of those feedback sheets come back with debt numbers, other come back blanks and often the words “I don’t know” are written.