Navigating Debt with Ruby Tan


Show Summary

This week Mike Michalowicz, Chris Curran, and Kristina Bolduc speak with Ruby Tan to discuss how she navigated personal debt. For many people this type of struggle may devastate their family and maybe even cause people to lose their homes and everything they own… but Ruby was able to navigate it by facing the challenges head on and taking very quick but strategic actions; actions that got Ruby’s family back on their feet and today they’re in a better position than ever before. As a result now Ruby is now a Profit First Professional who helps entrepreneurs in our mission to Eradicate Entrepreneurial Poverty. Welcome to Episode 117 of the Profit First Podcast!


Our Guest

Ruby Tan

Ruby Tan was born in Indonesia. When she was 11 years old, her father brought her family back to his home town, Penang, Malaysia where Ruby finished high school. She then moved to the US to continue her studies, get married, and eventually ended up settling down in Illinois. Ruby received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from SUNY Empire State College & was selected to be one of the graduation speakers. She has many hobbies such as cooking, sewing, gardening and DIY projects. Ruby also volunteers at Crown Ministries as a MoneyLife Mentor helping willing families and individuals across the nation to work their way out of debt.


Guest Links





Corporate Partners

Receipt-Bank – Software and service to make the gathering, storage & processing of bills, receipts and invoices as easy and as cost effective as possible for businesses.

Nextiva – VOIP phone providers for small businesses.

Fundera – Single source online funding for entrepreneurs. Also offers an adviser program for CPAs, bookkeepers and business coaches.

Fundbox –  The simplest and fastest way to fix your cash flow by advancing payments for your outstanding invoices.

Xero– Accounting software with all the time-saving tools you need to grow your business. Xero is always secure and reliable and our experts are here to support you 24/7.


4 thoughts on “Navigating Debt with Ruby Tan”

  1. You’re very welcome for the Amazon review. Thanks for the shout out.
    It’s pronounced Hay-der, Like Bill Hader of SNL fame.
    You know the problem with binge listening is that once you become current you don’t know how long it’s going to be before the next episode arrives.

  2. I guess I better take that last comment back. Looking at the dates it appears you didn’t miss a week. I got current around ProfitCon, and assumed it might be awhile before any more episodes arrived.

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