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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Feb 27, 2017

My guest on the podcast today is Vicky Eves, founder of the blog I Beat Debt.

Vicky is in her early 30s and lives in Surrey. As she will explain during our conversation, Vicky found herself in debt following the death of her father.

She quickly took control of the situation and now shares her story with other people who want to get out of debt.

In today’s episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Vicky about her story of getting into and back out of debt, typical reactions to getting into debt, how to make the biggest impact on your debts, how winning a game show resulted in the repayment of half of her debt in one day, and much more.

You can find the show notes, full transcript and useful links for this episode at  If you enjoy listening, please let me know on Twitter @martinbamford. Please also say thank you to Vicky on Twitter @ibeatdebt.

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Without further ado, welcome to I Beat Debt with Vicky Eves, in episode 180 of Informed Choice Radio.


Some questions I ask:

-Can you share with us your story of getting into debt?

-Did the journey into debt happen quickly?

-What's the typical reaction to getting into debt?

-Is there a difference between functional and problem debt?

-Where did you go for help?

-What made the biggest impact - saving money or earning more?

-You took a fairly unconventional approach to repaying half of your debt - can you tell us that story?

-How do you make the serious subject of debt more accessible?

Useful links mentioned in this episode:

-I Beat Debt

-Quiz, and the debt was (half) gone: Clearing debt and quiz show tips all in one, by Vicky Eves

-Vicky on Twitter

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