Taking Charge of Debt

Debt: Facing it, Staying out of it, and Dealing with it

Are You Drowning in Debt?

There has never been a better time to get out of debt!

Debt is multi-faceted. Many people who are in debt often don't understand WHY they have problems. This course explores all aspects of debt -- why you're in debt, how to get out of it, managing your credit, and what to do if bankruptcy is your best option.

What to Expect in this Course

Everyone does better with a coach or a mentor, and that's how I want you to think of me as I take you through this course. This is the same process I have used for years with my private coaching clients and I am so excited to be sharing it with all women of the world.

Each module contains an audio interview with leading debt and bankruptcy experts. In addition, you will find articles related to debt.

If you haven't already completed our signature course, Unlock Your Financial Power, we encourage you to take this course BEFORE you begin this one.

You will be part of our Smart Women Community where you will receive:

  • Katana's newest ebook The Five Biggest Money Mistakes Women Make and How to Fix Them.
  • Smart Women, Smart Choices ezine on the first Tuesday of each month with articles and tips
  • Interesting interviews on Smart Women Talk Radio with over a million subscribers
  • Invitations to Inspirational Events

I'll Be Right There with You

I'm so thrilled you have found this course and that you are here. Statistics say that only 20% who begin the course will finish it. It's called the 80/20 rule. I want you to discover your brilliance, to share your gifts, to be really well paid for your work and to live a truly prosperous life. I can't wait for you to get started as I walk you through each step. And when you are finished, I'll be asking you to share your experience with me!

You may be asking WHAT IS THE CATCH? You need to show up and do the work. Otherwise nothing may change.

I look forward to taking this journey with you. I'll see you in the introduction!

Your Instructor

Katana Abbott
Katana Abbott

Katana Abbott, CFP®, is a Retirement ReinventionCoach, founder of the Smart Women Companies, and the host Smart Women Talk Radio with over a million subscribers. For over 30 years, Katana has shown women how to take charge of their life and finances and believes it’s never too early to plan for expected and unexpected events like retirement, encore careers, moving abroad, or preparing for long-term care. She has written several books, created a financial literacy course, and is a popular speaker. Katana has been honored by NAWBO as one of Detroit’s Top 10 Business Women, receiving the Breakthrough Award. To download her new ebook, The Five Biggest Money Mistakes Women Make and How to Fix Them, visit www.katanaabbott.com

Course Curriculum

  Module 2: Get Out of Debt!
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  Module 3: Managing Credit, Debt, and Bankruptcy
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  Module 4: Bankruptcy
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How much does it cost to join?
It is free to join and the courses are free because they are supported through donations from our sponsors and donors. If you benefit from the school, we invite you to pay it forward by inviting others and making a donation if you want to help us keep these programs going!
How do I join in on the monthly coaching call and how do I ask a question? If I miss a call is it recorded?
Our monthly Chat with Kat coaching call is the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 3 pm ET in our Smart Women's Empowerment FB page. This is a live event where you can interact with and ask Katana questions. If you can't make the event, you can email questions to [email protected]. The event will be recorded and posted on both the SWE FB page as well as in the Smart Women's Academy group!
Can I share my login with a family member or a friend?
No, please ask your friend or family member to sign-up and create their own account on Smart Women's Academy.
How do I sign off and back on without losing my spot within a course?
You can follow the web address in your browser’s history or go through the Smart Women's Academy portal to access the information at the same place you left off the last time you logged out.
Are my comments public or private?
Public. Other students will be able to see your comments.
How do I access courses I've already registered for?
Log in, and click on the "My Courses" tab in the menu.
When I log in, how do I see all the courses available, including courses that are new and I may not have registered for yet?
Go to the navigation tab, and click All Courses. This will show you all the courses. If you see a new one, be sure to register for it.
Why would I want to join the Smart Women’s Academy Facebook group?
The Smart Women’s Academy Facebook group is where you will be able to post your successes, challenges, and even find another member to work with. We frequently post relevant articles and content related to personal finance, business, career and health in the group.
Trouble Shooting: What if my videos/audios won’t play?
Make sure you are connected to the Internet. By default, videos open and play automatically. If your video does not play, click on the "start" button next to the video link. You can also click on the "gear" icon in the menu, and select autoplay.
Trouble Shooting: What if my PDFs won’t open?
Make sure you are connected to the Internet. By default, PDFs open automatically. If you PDF does not open, click on the "start" button next to the PDF link. You can also click on the "gear" icon in the menu, and select autoplay.
Who should I contact if I need assistance?

Quick Start

The Smart Women's Academy is an online school offering online courses in video, audio with worksheets, and resources on personal finance, health, and business.

In addition, you will want to join our Smart Women's Academy Facebook Group and mark your calendar for the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 3 PM EST for Chat with Kat, our monthly live coaching call!

In order to view our courses, you must have an active Internet connection as our course content is not viewable if you are offline.To view ANY course in the Smart Women's Academy you must be signed-up and registered as a student.

Signing-up is easy and it is free! Here are specific steps for desktop and mobile users:

Desktop Users

  • Click on the "Sign Up" button in the upper right corner of your screen.
  • Enter the required information including an email address, and password you can easily remember.
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Mobile Users

  • Click on the "Enroll for Free" button on your mobile device.Note: Ignore the button that says log in with a school account.
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Users of any device

Once you have registered for Smart Women's Academy, you'll be able to see and register for all of the courses we have available to date.When we add new courses, we will notify you via email and we will post a notice in our Smart Women's Academy Facebook Group.

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