How One Woman’s Gambling Addiction Nearly Ruined Her

When Linda Mannerberg attended the Women’s Money Conference in Las Vegas Nevada in 2012, she was struggling with debt and a gambling addiction she hid from those closest to her.

She attended the conference again this year in April 2013, but this time she was in a completely different place.

She received a standing ovation for turning her financial life around in just a year.

Like many of the other women at the conference who applauded her success, I was deeply touched by Linda’s story and asked her if I could share it with our readers.

She agreed, but said she didn’t think it was a big deal. I told her I disagreed. Here is her story:

When I came to the conference last year, I was in a lot of debt. I had credit card debt, a car loan and payday loans. I would get paid and pay the interest on the payday loans, but I wouldn’t have enough to pay off the loans.