19 episodes

There’s a student loan debt crisis in America, but “College Doesn’t Have to be a DEBT Sentence.”~Denise Thomas;
Each Thursday, join Denise Thomas, author, speaker, & creator of Cracking the Code to Free College as she brings clarity and wisdom to what’s real, what’s not, shattering the myth that college debt is inevitable.
We’ll talk about scholarships, student loans, financial aid, academics, college admissions, and what it takes to succeed. Denise is a homeschool mom of more than 20 years whose children attended college on 17 scholarships for 4 years debt-free with cash left over.
If your children are college-bound or you just want to hear some great education and financial advice, this is the podcast for you.

Debt Free Degree Denise Thomas

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

There’s a student loan debt crisis in America, but “College Doesn’t Have to be a DEBT Sentence.”~Denise Thomas;
Each Thursday, join Denise Thomas, author, speaker, & creator of Cracking the Code to Free College as she brings clarity and wisdom to what’s real, what’s not, shattering the myth that college debt is inevitable.
We’ll talk about scholarships, student loans, financial aid, academics, college admissions, and what it takes to succeed. Denise is a homeschool mom of more than 20 years whose children attended college on 17 scholarships for 4 years debt-free with cash left over.
If your children are college-bound or you just want to hear some great education and financial advice, this is the podcast for you.

    Episode 19 Where Creativity Meets Confidence

    Episode 19 Where Creativity Meets Confidence

    Talia Dashow has been using creativity to heal, learn, grow, and connect all of her life - it's how she's wired. Listen, to find out how creativity and play can dispel the inner gremlins, the negative self-talk we all have.

    • 12 min
    Episode 18 Gain College Admissions Based on Your Values

    Episode 18 Gain College Admissions Based on Your Values

    There’s more to gaining college admissions today than GPA and test scores and it begins long before your child begins filling out college applications. Most parents, teens, and high school counselors are believing outdated notions of what colleges are looking for. In today’s interview with Steve Gardner, Harvard grad and high-performance athlete trainer, we will uncover what colleges are REALLY looking for and how your teen can begin now.

    • 40 min
    Episode 17 Post Covid College Success Formula for First Year College Students

    Episode 17 Post Covid College Success Formula for First Year College Students

    Stress. Anxiety. Overwhelm. More than ever before, our college kids faced new challenges that previous college students couldn't imagine. Now that we are emerging from the Covid lockdowns how can we help our kids be successful in their high school and college education pursuit? This is my second interview with Dale Troy, College Success Coach.

    • 22 min
    Episode 16 Divorced Dads Co Parenting Courts and Dating with Kids

    Episode 16 Divorced Dads Co Parenting Courts and Dating with Kids

    Divorce for dads comes with unique challenges. Whether in the thick of it, recently divorced, or years passed, Jude Sandvall, The Divorced Dadvocate assists dads in creating a clear vision and path for life after divorce. Don't miss his workshop!

    • 17 min
    Episode 15 You Can’t Tell By Looking-Teen Suicide

    Episode 15 You Can’t Tell By Looking-Teen Suicide

    "It's like playing Russian Roulette with your child's life." Jackie Simmons is intimately acquainted with the topic of teen suicide. She is co-founder of the Teen Suicide Prevention Society and a mom who knows the feeling of asking, 'What did I do wrong? How could I have missed this?'

    Listen as Jackie explains why we've missed the mark when it comes to teen suicide prevention and the 4 easy steps you can take to prevent it in your own home.

    • 40 min
    Episode 14 Scholarship Workshop Q&A

    Episode 14 Scholarship Workshop Q&A

    After a recent workshop, I stayed on to answer questions. These were the topics most asked about.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Greg Langston ,

Listen to Denise and avoid the mistakes most parents make!

I have listened to several of Denise's podcast episodes and just watched her Tedx video, and I can tell you from experience she REALLY knows what she is talking about. As she says College doesn't have to be a debt sentence! She teaches you how to be one of the 30% of college students that graduate debt free. Highly recommend!

Dmamone ,

Education Is Prescious

Education is one of the few things in life that you can always count on as a way to improve and is something that can never be taken away from you. I love that Denise is working to make an education and degree accessible to everyone with with this informative and engaging podcast. If not you, who and if not now, when?

KindSoul111 ,

I wish....

I wish I would have known Denise and her wisdom before I had gone to college. I am still paying off my student loans from my $120k private school I went to 20 years ago. Thank you, Denise!!! I will tell others about you for sure!

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